Wildlife and Waterfalls - Russell Falls/Mt Field National Park and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary - Private tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be over 8 years of age and accompanied by a supervising adult.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

An all-inclusive full day tour to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mt Field National Park (including Russell Falls)

At Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary you'll have the opportunity to get up close to and learn about Tasmanian wildlife many of which are rare, endangered or even endemic. You will see the iconic Tasmanian Devil, Wombats, Echidna, Kangaroos, Possums, Emus. . . just to name a few.

We'll travel to Mt Field National Park alongside the Derwent and Tyenna rivers for a leisurely nature walk taking you to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and if you want a longer walk in amongst the tall forests that Tasmania is well known for.

This tour is all inclusive of the entry fee for Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and national park pass for Mt Field National Park. You will also enjoy morning tea and a picnic lunch featuring Tasmanian produce and sweet treats and bottled water.


We travel through the picturesque Derwent Valley, through the town of New Norfolk and pass hop fields, orchards and farmland along the way. We'll stop alongside the Tyenna River to look for a platypus while enjoying morning tea.

Continuing to Mt Field National Park you'll enjoy a stunning & leisurely nature walk to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls amongst the tall trees of the forest and learn about the natural environment. How much walking you do will be up to you - there's an option to suit all.

Having walked up an appetite, enjoy a picnic lunch featuring Tasmanian produce & sweet treats along with tea/coffee/juice.

After lunch we'll make our way to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where you'll meet some amazing unique and endemic creatures. Become truly inspired by the work of a dedicated team of wildlife keepers & volunteer wildlife carers. You'll also learn some amazing stories of endurance and survival of injured and orphaned native Tasmanian animals.

* This order of this tour may be conducted in reverse

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Departure from Hobart CBD accommodation is complimentary; Airport meet and greet is available by arrangement.

If you are staying in accommodation outside of the city area, I will meet you at the Hobart Travel and Information Centre on the corner of Elizabeth & Davey Streets, Hobart (unless arranged otherwise).
I will meet you at the cruise ship terminal in Hobart. Upon disembarkation, please make your way inside the main terminal building. You will find me near the tourist information desk and I will be holding a sign with your name clearly displayed.

End location: I will return you to your hotel or cruise ship. You may wish end your tour at a different location to where it started. If you would like to end your tour somewhere specific, please let me know as soon as possible - or we can arrange this during your tour.

Duration: 9 hours

If you are visiting Hobart on a cruise ship and booking this tour as a shore excursion, the duration of this tour may need to be adjusted accordingly to be sure of a timely return to the cruise terminal.


You will travel in a modern, air-conditioned passenger vehicle, sedan or SUV (depending on tour and number of participants).

2016 Toyota Kluger SUV (aka Highlander) - up to 6 passengers* plus driver
* 5th and 6th passengers will step up through wide opening passenger doors, behind the middle row into a 3rd row of seating.


2008 VW Jetta Sedan - seats up to 4 passengers plus the driver
* Ideal for 3 passengers however a 4th passenger (of smaller stature) may be seated in the middle of the back seat.

What’s Included

In addition to my services as your guide, you will enjoy all touring, entry fees for Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, National Park Pass for Mt Field National Park, morning tea including hot beverages, a picnic lunch featuring Tasmanian produce and sweet treats as well as bottled water.
I am also local photographer, so you can take advantage of my knowledge to learn some hints and tips for getting great photos.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 AUD - This additional cash required is purely for personal purchases only - the tour itself is all-inclusive of all that you need on the day.

What’s Extra

Please wear closed toe walking shoes with adequate tread for occasional uneven pathways. Also, bring with you suitable clothing for changeable weather that is often experienced in Tasmania, including...
- Sunglasses, Hat & Sunscreen
- Warm Jacket
- Rain Jacket
- Warm Hat & Gloves

A Recent Review of this tour

Coreena met me at the ferry from Bruny Island and we spent the day visiting the city of Hobart and some of the wetlands nearby. She is an outstanding guide. She has a mastery of the history of Hobart and Tasmania and an enthusiasm that makes the day fly by.
Donald Brown

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