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A red-necked wallaby, or Bennett's wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)

Tasmanian wildlife photography with Sue Flood

  • EXPERT-LED GROUP TOUR

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Sue Flood 1

Photography experts

Top wildlife expert Nick Mooney and wildlife photographer Sue Flood accompany the tour.

Tasmanian Devil, Tasmania, Australia 2

Endemic wildlife

Photograph endemic species in the wild including the Tasmanian devil, quoll and the duck-billed platypus.

Top of Mt Amos overlooking Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia 3

Varied landscapes

Explore some of Tasmania’s most beautifully preserved natural environments.

Gourmet platter at vineyard on Tasmania's north coast, Australia 4

Quality food and wine

Savour delicious fresh produce and small-scale artisan producers.

Why we like it

The wildlife of Australia and in particular Tasmania is unique, and with few predators, some of the wildlife here has been saved, literally from the brink of extinction. Combined with the wonderful wildlife is some spectacular scenery, ranging from soaring mountains to rugged coastlines and stretches of white sandy beach. Plus, the people of Tasmania are incredibly charming. Wildlife guides here are some of the best in the world and your guide, Nick Mooney is one of Australia’s top wildlife and birding experts with a particular specialism in the Tasmanian devil. Add to this the company of Sue Flood plus the perfect opportunity to extend your stay down under to visit family or friends or just further explore the country.

“Tasmania is an absolute treasure trove of wonderful wildlife, and I can’t wait to help everyone get a diverse portfolio of images that they will be proud of from our trip! I am especially looking forward to our Tasmanian devil experience…” – Sue Flood

Sir David Attenborough has recently narrated a documentary about Tasmania after its producer flew to the UK to request his involvement in person. David Attenborough’s Tasmania gives a fascinating insight into the magical scenery and weird and wonderful wildlife that inhabit this island state

This group tour can be arranged on a tailor made basis, contact us for more information

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1
    Hobart
  • Day 2
    Hobart - Bruny Island
  • Days 3-4
    Bruny Island
  • Day 5
    Bruny Island - Hamilton
  • Day 6
    Hamilton - Mount Field National Park - Cradle Mountain
  • Day 7
    Cradle Mountain
  • Day 8
    Cradle Mountain - Hawley Beach
  • Day 9
    Hawley Beach
  • Day 10
    Hawley Beach - Bicheno
  • Day 11
    Bicheno - Maria Island - Hobart
  • Day 12
    Hobart
Isthmus, the Neck connecting North and South islands, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia
Bruny Island, Australia

Bruny Island

Bruny Island has some of Tasmania’s most beautifully preserved natural environments. Abundant wildlife, towering cliffs overlooking long sandy beaches, coastal heathland, underwater gardens of kelp seaweed and some amazing bushwalks. The island is about 50 kilometres long but appears to be two islands with North and South Bruny joined by a narrow strip of land called The Neck. This isthmus is an important habitat for native wildlife including a colony of little penguin.

Cradle Mountain landscape reflected in lake Dove, Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Cradle Mountain, Australia

Cradle Mountain National Park

Home to the iconic Cradle Mountain, Cradle Mountain National Park is made up of glacial lakes, ancient rainforests, historical aboriginal sites and alpine moorland. A wonderfully wild part of Tasmania and a perfect spot to do some walking.

Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia
Maria Island, Australia

Maria Island

Maria Island is a pedestrian and bicycle-only island located off the seaside township of Triabunna, it was was declared a national park in 1972. It is now a refuge for a variety of Tasmanian birds and mammals including Forester kangaroo and Cape Barren goose. Over the last few years, it has also provided additional sanctuary to an insurance population of Tasmanian devils which is thriving on the island. Spend most of the day exploring the island, photographing the wildlife and spectacular scenery.

A red-necked wallaby, or Bennett's wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
Red-necked wallaby, Australia
Little Penguin, Hawley Beach, Tasmania, Australia
Hawley Beach, Australia
Possum & Joey, Tasmania, Australia
Possum and joey, Australia
Tiger Quoll, Tasmania, Australia
Tasmania, Australia
Tasmanian Devil, Tasmania, Australia
Tasmania, Australia

Tasmanian Wildlife

Marsupials including wombat, quoll, wallaby, kangaroo, possum, bandicoots, long-nosed potoroo and Tasmanian devil. It may also be possible to see the near albino forms of Bennett’s wallaby and brush-tailed possum. The two species of monotreme, the echidna and duck-billed platypus can be found throughout although the latter are more prevalent in the north.

Birdlife is rich and varied including a range of species from raptors, including goshawk, falcon and eagles to seabirds such as albatross, shearwater and penguin. Some of the rarer species include the wedge-tailed eagle, Australia’s largest bird of prey and the forty-spotted pardalote, one of Australia’s smallest and most endangered birds.

Around Bruny Island there will also be the chance to see fur seals, dolphin and if lucky even whales.

Includes / Excludes

Important Information

Activity Level
Moderate Activity
Single Supplement

Travelling on your own? Our group tours are perfect for solo travellers, as travelling as part of an organised group in faraway places provides security and peace of mind. We handle all of the arrangements for you and there will be a local tour guide on hand throughout to provide advice and help if needed, as well as the expertise of a Tour expert.

Flexibility

To allow flexibility, our group tours do not include international flights as standard. We can arrange international flights on your behalf and the above is an indication of the cost, based on return flights departing from London. All international flights from the UK are ATOL protected.

What is included

  • Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Accompanied by Sue Flood throughout
  • All day and night excursions as detailed
  • All transfers and transportation throughout
  • National Park entry fees
  • Picnic lunches and evening meals throughout
  • Services of a local guide throughout

What is excluded

  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Any drinks with evening meals
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers and porters

Why a Steppes expert-led group tour

1.Experience Matters

We have been running insightful and groundbreaking group tours since our inception in 1989. We have worked with institutions such as the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum and run wildlife tours in conjunction with conservation agencies such as Fauna & Flora International, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Orangutan Foundation, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the Jane Goodall Institute.

2.Size Matters

Our average group size is typically eight to ten people, smaller than other group tours typically offered – a factor which many of our clients appreciate. Travelling as part of a smaller group provides a more intimate, personalised and relaxed atmosphere.

4.It’s about who you know

We have developed an enviable pool of expertise from which to choose our tour experts, who we carefully select based on their knowledge, companionship and personality. Often, these experts can use their influence to facilitate private access to sites not typically open to the public.

3.Like-Minded People

Steppes Travellers are like-minded people – interesting, interested and curious. Our group tours aim to create an easy and informal atmosphere – we have a lot of fun on our tours and many friendships have been formed.

5.Value for money

Our tours are well-priced to ensure you get real value for money. We include gratuities on the majority of our tours and do not pass on currency surcharges. We strive to look after single travellers as well as we can, keeping single supplements to a minimum.

6.Peace of Mind

When you travel on one of our group tours, you will be looked after by our local agents and your tour expert with the back-up of our 24-hour emergency number and duty manager. All our holidays are fully bonded and protected – our ATOL number is ATOL 6495.

Our future tour dates

For further information about any of these tours please call 01285 601 784

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Prices Start from
Tour ExpertMax Group SizeStatus
17/11/2012 Days £9,295 ex. flightsSue Flood10 AVAILABLE Reserve your place

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01285 601 784

We look forward to you joining us on this tour.

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

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