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Our most recommended Tasmania Safaris & Wildlife Activities

  • Tasman Island: 3-Hour Wilderness Cruise

    1. Tasman Island: 3-Hour Wilderness Cruise

    The cruise travels beneath the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar. Guests explore waterfalls, rock formations, archways and deep-sea caves. The coastline is part of the Tasman National Park. It is home to a variety of wildlife including hundreds of seals, migrating whales and abundant sea birds in their thousands. At any time of year you're likely to see the feeding frenzy of diving gannets, albatross and sea eagles wheeling on the wind, cliff-nesting cormorants and peregrine falcons, or a pod of playful dolphins surfing the bow wave of the boat. The custom built yellow boats are ideal for viewing the spectacular coastline and wildlife of the Tasman Peninsula. Each vessel holds a maximum of 43 guests. Covered open-air tiered seating means an excellent all-round view and connection with the environment. The boats are safe, comfortable and gentle on th...

    This is an experience that all Tasmanians and future tourists should do. It was absolutely amazing

  • Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

    2. Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

    This nature lover’s dream day trip begins with pickup from your centrally located Hobart hotel. Then, journey through the picturesque Derwent Valley. Drive by Australia's oldest continuously operating pub. Continue on to Mt. Field National Park where Russell Falls is the star attraction. Take a short stroll underneath enormous fern forests and some of the world’s tallest trees to the waterfall. After the calming effects of the tranquil walks, you'll follow the fresh water back to New Norfolk, where your guide will explain it's interesting history.   Stretch your legs and grab something to eat before the next stop.  Head to a Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to hand feed kangaroos and discover Tasmanian devils. End your day at the picturesque town of Richmond before the return journey to Hobart. The Mt Wellington summit time will depend on the weather (cloud cover) and will either be first t...

    It was an amazing day! Very informative and interesting history provided by our tour guide, Jarrod. He spoke clearly and did a very good job in looking after his group. He gave us rich information about Hobart. We had ample time at each stops. Highly recommended trip. The mini van was very comfortable and clean. I liked the small group tour, no dramas.

  • Bruny Island Wilderness Coast Eco-Tour from Hobart

    3. Bruny Island Wilderness Coast Eco-Tour from Hobart

    Experience Bruny Island on a full-day eco-adventure from Hobart. Experienced guides will make your adventure fun, entertaining, and informative. The meeting point is quite central, just a short walk or taxi ride from most Hobart hotels.

    Check-in at 7:30 AM then enjoy a scenic bus tour from Hobart to Bruny Island. After the ferry crossing, savor sightseeing and morning tea on Bruny Island. Morning tea is a freshly baked blueberry muffin and a hot or cold drink.

    Listen to live commentary on the bus on the way to the cruise departure point at Adventure Bay. Embark on a 3-hour wilderness cruise on a custom-built boat. Explore the rugged coastline, cruising beneath high sea cliffs and entering deep sea caves. Encounter seals, dolphins and whales.

    At the end of your cruise, enjoy lunch at a local restaura...

    I cannot believe the fantastic service we received. From check in to bus trip to boat trip to food and drink service and our delivery back home to our door. The staff are extremely friendly funny knowledgeable and helpful. Couldn’t recommend them more. Take this trip you won’t be disappointed!

  • Bruny Island Day Trip from Hobart

    4. Bruny Island Day Trip from Hobart

    Get back to nature on a full-day trip to Bruny Island, tailored to the day's weather conditions to create the most enjoyable experience.  Catch the ferry from Hobart to go on a nature walk in the temperate rainforest, or enjoy a swim in a hidden lagoon or the ocean, weather permitting. Encounter unique wildlife, such as the rare albino wallaby as your guide shows you some of the hiding spots of this elusive creature. Soak up the panoramic views from the Neck and Cape Bruny Lighthouse, and marvel at the picturesque beaches along the way. Stop to sample local produce, including award-winning cheeses, wines, beers, ciders, berries, chocolates, and oysters at your own cost. There will be a lunch stop where you can enjoy locally cooked and farmed produce from the land and the sea at you own expense, or bring your own picnic if you prefer.

    Got to see so much of the island in one day! Our tour guide Ben was amazing...such a fun, easy going guide who was flexible with the itinerary depending on what people wanted to see. Highly recommend!

  • Tasman Peninsula Day Trip with Cruise & Devils from Hobart

    5. Tasman Peninsula Day Trip with Cruise & Devils from Hobart

    Experience the highlights of the Tasman Peninsula on a day trip from Hobart. Journey 1.5-hours from Hobart to Port Arthur by comfortable coach. Enjoy morning tea on the Tasman Peninsula. Climb aboard a custom-built boat for an unforgettable 3-hour wilderness cruise. Explore the spectacular coastline between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck, from rugged sea cliffs to waterfalls, rock formations, archways, and deep-sea caves. You might see seals, migrating whales, seabirds, or even a pod of playful dolphins surfing the bow wave of the boat.  At the end of your cruise, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park. Spend part of the afternoon at the Park before the return journey to Hobart. Be dropped back to your hotel around 6 pm. 

    The guides were very friendly and easygoing. Beautiful tour, relaxing and enjoyable. I loved the boat part at the Tasman Peninsula. The guides were very passionate and accommodating. 5 stars from me!

  • Hobart: 2.5-hour Iron Pot Lighthouse Cruise

    6. Hobart: 2.5-hour Iron Pot Lighthouse Cruise

    Travel aboard a brand new vessels in a small group of up to 12 passengers. The spacious enclosed cabin contains comfortable leather seats. Large awning windows provide a great view and allow you to immerse yourself in the surroundings. Cruising down the Derwent River you'll pass historic Battery Point, now one of Tasmania's premium residential addresses. You'll see well-known landmarks like the iconic Wrest Point Casino and the Shot Tower. Further south, you'll truly appreciate the scale of Mount Wellington as it towers over the city. Arrive at the Iron Pot, Australia's oldest lighthouse, you'll be immersed in the fascinating history as your guide shares stories of Hobart's early settlement. Cruising into Storm Bay, you'll reach Betsey Island. This uninhabited island is home to a variety of seabirds, including gulls, cormorants and the majestic white bellied sea eagle. As you circumnav...

    What a very enjoyable and informative tour we had today. Another great Pennicott adventure

  • Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Guided Night Tour

    7. Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Guided Night Tour

    The Bonorong Night Tour is a group feeding tour with a guide just for your group. Group sizes are kept small to ensure every participant has plenty of opportunity to interact with the critters. You will enter the animals’ world and experience hand-feeding weird and wonderful creatures like Eastern quolls, tawny frogmouths and sugar gliders. You will also be able to help your guide feed the Tassie devils their dinner! In fact, you are going to help feed almost all of the animals in the sanctuary. First it’s dinner time for the daylight dwellers and then the nocturnal animals get their breakfast. A special highlight is meeting the mob of friendly Forester kangaroos. You are also going to meet some incredible survivors as many of the animals are recovering from injury or are orphans. Your guide will show you how you are helping to get the animals back into the wild.

    A truly excellent experience! The guide was very knowledable and was amazing to get up and personal with some of the coolest animals that Aus has to offer! 10/10 would recommend to anyone wanting an intimate and hands on experience with local wildlife.

  • Hobart: Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park Via Richmond

    8. Hobart: Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park Via Richmond

    Discover the history and natural beauty of Tasmania's stunning east coast on this full-day tour from Hobart to Wineglass Bay. Before leaving Hobart you will take in expansive views of the city, Mount Wellington, and the Derwent River from Rosny Hill Lookout. Then visit historic Richmond, where you can admire the oldest convict built bridge still in use. Travel on to Tasmania's east coast through farmland and forest with a stop at the quaint church in Buckland to marvel at 14th century stained glass windows. Follow the Great Eastern Drive through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea, with stops at Raspins Beach, Spiky Beach, and a second convict built bridge, Spiky Bridge. Explore Freycinet National Park, including a guided walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout. The views of this world-renowned beach will take your breath away. Enjoy more stunning coastal views, white sandy beaches, and invi...

    Amazing tour with such a friendly, excited and kind tourguide and the views are stunning. I was travelling by muself and this tour was very nice. Alex gave me a lot of tips about places and tour for do during my trip. I also made new friends and learned so much about Tasmania

  • Bruny Island Highlights Day Trip from Hobart

    9. Bruny Island Highlights Day Trip from Hobart

    Located at the mouth of the River Derwent, Bruny Island is one of Tasmania’s best natural highlights. Bruny Island is home to some splendid wildlife (including the white Bennetts wallabies), amazing scenery, rich indigenous history and delicious produce. After a short ferry ride across the D’entrecasteaux Channel, you'll head to Cape Bruny and the Bruny Island Lighthouse, stopping along the way for some spectacular views at the Neck lookout.  Next, you will enjoy great coastal walks and stunning beaches, including Adventure Bay for a quick swim (conditions permitting), before looking for the local white Bennetts wallabies. The highlights continue throughout the afternoon as you sample some of the best produce the island has to offer, including cheese and oysters.

    I was impressed with 2 of the tours (Port Arthur & Bruny Island) and both tour guides had a wealth of knowledge, their expertise of how much information they provided on both days. Definitely be returning back again.

  • Wineglass Bay and Maria Island Scenic Flight Experience

    10. Wineglass Bay and Maria Island Scenic Flight Experience

    Departing daily from Cambridge, fly towards and over the top of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s East Coast. Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s very first National Parks (est. 1916) and is home to dramatic pink granite mountains, secluded bays, crystal clear waters and pristine white beaches. Freycinet is home to Tasmania’s and arguably Australia’s most iconic white sands beach – Wineglass Bay, the aerial view of this sight is something truly spectacular and an unforgettable. From the Freycinet Peninsula, fly over the seal colony of Ile Des Phoques, then continue your scenic flight towards your destination, Maria Island. Here land and set off on an exploration of the island national park. It’s tranquility combined with its natural beauty, rare wildlife and fascinating history makes it a unique and special place. Maria Island’s pristine untouched beaches, the crystal clear...

    Great trip, beautiful scenery and well informed information provided by the pilot about the history of the areas we viewed. This was our first trip on a small plane which was enjoyed by all the family including the grandchildren.

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What people are saying about Tasmania

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 319 reviews

Amazing tour with such a friendly, excited and kind tourguide and the views are stunning. I was travelling by muself and this tour was very nice. Alex gave me a lot of tips about places and tour for do during my trip. I also made new friends and learned so much about Tasmania

This is an experience that all Tasmanians and future tourists should do. It was absolutely amazing

What a very enjoyable and informative tour we had today. Another great Pennicott adventure

Absolutely fantastic cruise. Ben and Anna were both highly knowledgeable and entertaining.

I had my first boat cruise and absolutely loved it will definitely be doing it again.