Tasmanian Wildlife

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Wildlife watching in Tasmania is one of those very real experiences where you get to step into the wilderness and see animals in their natural habitat.

As the world's oldest surviving carnivorous marsupials, Devils may be glimpsed at Naramntapu National Park, Mount William National Park, the Arthur River and in the highland lakes area. For those who are already holidaying in Cradle Mountain, the Lake St Clair National Park may be a closer option. In these areas you will most certainly still hear them.

Bennett’s Wallabies, and possums are extremely common and can be seen almost everywhere after hours. In fact, locals know to drive carefully after sun down in rural areas.

There is still time to see a number of native animals before they hibernate for winter, but just make sure to check with the local Parks & Wildlife Service to find the best viewing spots.

Whales, porpoises, dolphins, fur seals, fairy penguins and sea eagles are just a few of the many different marine animals that call the state's seas and beaches home.

With more than 5,400 km of coastline to explore, you will be hard pressed to spend a weekend or afternoon without catching a glimpse of these rare and exotic creatures.

Classic Tasmanian Devil

Seals on Bruny Island

Wallaby - photo Max Moller

Echidna Foraging in a domestic Image Credit I-image

Sea Eagles in Flight

Petra from Bonorong Wildlife Park and Morris

Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine-Australia) from Gould's Book

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  • Wow! nice pics. I like them all. Wallaby is so lovely and so cute.

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