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Bennetts Wallaby, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmanian wildlife photography with Sue Flood

  • EXPERT-LED GROUP TOUR
Start dateEnd dateDays
Prices from
Single SupplementTour ExpertGroup SizeStatus
11/17/20 11/28/2012 days $11,805 ex. flights $1,207Sue Flood10 Max AVAILABLE Reserve place

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.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1

    Hobart

  • Day 2

    Hobart - Mount Field National Park

  • Day 3

    Mount Field National Park

  • Day 4

    Mount Field National Park - Cradle Mountain

  • Day 5

    Cradle Mountain

  • Day 6

    Cradle Mountain to Bicheno via Arboretum & Tamar Wetlands

  • Day 7

    Bicheno - Maria Island

  • Day 8

    Bicheno to Eaglehawk Neck

  • Day 9

    Eaglehawk Neck to Bruny Island

  • Days 10

    Bruny Island

  • Day 11

    Bruny Island - Hobart

  • Day 12

    Hobart

Day 1

Hobart

Exterior, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

An evening visit to Bonorong Reserve for an introduction to Tasmania’s nocturnal wildlife. Learn about the conservation work that the park is undertaking.

Day 2

Hobart - Mount Field National Park

Green Rosella, Tasmania, Australia

Travel from Hobart to Mount Field National Park. Visit several habitats which will provide a range of photographic opportunities.

Day 3

Mount Field National Park

Tasmanian pademelon, Mt. Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Spend time exploring Mount Field National Park, home to cool temperate rainforest, giant trees, waterfalls and rich birdlife.

Day 4

Mount Field National Park - Cradle Mountain

Duck Billed Platypus, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia

Continue to Cradle Mountain National Park, made up of glacial lakes, ancient rainforests, historical aboriginal sites and alpine moorland. En route stop at a wildlife sanctuary to photograph platypus.

Day 5

Cradle Mountain

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

Today explore the Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park which forms part of the South-west World Heritage area.

Day 6

Cradle Mountain to Bicheno via Arboretum & Tamar Wetlands

Tasmanian Devil, Tasmania, Australia

Today, continue towards the eastern coastline of Tasmania via wetlands and a reserve, all rich in wildlife. Tonight, venture out on a private ‘Devils in the Dark’ wildlife experience.

Day 7

Bicheno - Maria Island

Wombat, Australia

Today travel to the pedestrian only Maria Island, a refuge for many endemic species. Spend the day walking and searching for wildlife before returning to Bicheno.

Day 8

Bicheno to Eaglehawk Neck

Rainbow Lorikeet on Boab tree nest, The Kimberley, Western Australia

Continue south towards the beautiful Eaglehawk Neck, visiting the Pittwater Wetlands en-route searching for birdlife.

Day 9

Eaglehawk Neck to Bruny Island

Shy Albatross, Tasmania, Australia

Head out to sea today in search of pelagic birds – high species diversity and the nearness of the continental shelf have earned Tasmania an international reputation as an excellent place to see pelagic species. Continue to Bruny Island by boat.

Days 10

Bruny Island

Forester (Eastern grey) Kangaroo, Tasmania, Australia

Spend today focusing on photography opportunities within the 1,500- acre private wildlife property, Inala. This evening search for nocturnal animals on the island.

Day 11

Bruny Island - Hobart

Little Penguin, Hawley Beach, Tasmania, Australia

This morning visit the hides at Inala again before returning to Hobart by ferry. A farewell dinner with the group this evening.

Day 12

Hobart

Historic Houses at Water Edge, Hobart, Australia

After breakfast transfer to Hobart airport.

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, please get in touch with our travel experts for a quote. 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
  • Transportation throughout
  • National Park entry fees
  • Picnic lunches and evening meals throughout
  • Services of a local guide throughout

What is excluded

  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Any drinks with evening meals
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers and porters
Cradle Mountain landscape reflected in lake Dove, Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Cradle Mountain

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

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.

Isthmus, the Neck connecting North and South islands, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia
Bruny Island

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.

Group Tour FAQs

Why travel with Steppes Travel to Tasmania?

“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

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.

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.

What happens on a typical day?

Most days will be active, spent in search of wildlife, with plenty of time to photograph wildlife. Early morning and late afternoon light is perfect for photography so there will be some early starts in order to try and get the best sightings and shots. Night excursions will also be a common theme as many of the endemic species are nocturnal. There will be some short day and night walks plus a few overland journeys, with the longest taking around five hours. Regular rest stops will be made to stretch legs and take photographs.

Is November a good time to travel to Tasmania?

November is spring in Tasmania and a lovely time to explore both in terms of temperature and wildlife activity. The weather can be variable, and you will be visiting a range of areas from the coast to mountains up to a height of around 1,300 metres. Layers are the best clothing including a raincoat and a jumper or fleece for altitude and night touring.

Do you have to be an experienced photographer to join this tour?

Whether you have a simple point and shoot camera or a sophisticated SLR, Sue Flood will be on hand to give you tips on how to improve your photography skills. Therefore, you don’t need to be an experienced photographer to join. The maximum group size of just ten people will allow Sue time to spend time with you at different locations to help you get the perfect shot and develop your wildlife photography skills.

What wildlife might I see?

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.

What is the standard of accommodation on this tour?

Accommodation included in this tour is varied and ranges from a turn of the century wool storage and treatment facility to a working farm, log cabins amidst native bush and motel style accommodation in a pretty fishing town. Overall accommodation is comfortable and well located for activities during the day.

What is the food like in Tasmania?

Tasmania is known for its quality fresh produce and small-scale artisan producers. Local homegrown and often organic delicacies include farmed salmon, honey, truffles, cheeses and beef. During your tour, breakfast will be continental with cereal, fruit, yoghurt and tea/coffee.  Lunch will generally consist of a packed lunch eaten in the field.  Dinner will consist of two courses with several options for main and a choice of either a starter or dessert. Drinks (soft and alcoholic) are generally not included but at lunch and breakfast fruit juice and water will be made available.

Do I need to be physically fit to enjoy this tour?

Moderate levels of fitness should be fine with no rough terrain or long strenuous hiking involved.

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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

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