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With scenic coastlines, soaring 300 metre cliffs and monumental rock formations, Tasman National Park is a spectacular and beautiful location, home to a diversity of wildlife.

The Park consists of the most stunning coastal scenery from Cape Surville to Waterfall Bay and Fortescue Bay; and from Cape Hauy to Cape Pillar and Cape Raoul. Several offshore islands, including Fossil Island, Hippolyte Rocks and Tasman Island, are incorporated into the park, and fascinating rock formations line the coast, such as the Tasman Arch, The Blowhole, Waterfall Bay, Remarkable Cave and the Tessellated Pavement.

Tasman National Park is home to array of land and marine mammals, including the brushtail possum, Australian fur seals, as well as an interesting wildlife including the forty-spotted pardalote, little penguins – the smallest penguin species – and the endangered swift parrot. Aside from the diverse range of mammals that occur, three species of snake have been recorded including tiger, copperhead and white-lipped whipsnake. Nine species of lizard, as well as over half of Tasmania’s frog species have been seen in Tasman National Park. 

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: forty-spotted pardalote, brushtail possum, little penguin, Australian fur seal, swift parrot
  • Where: Tasmania, Australia

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itinerary:

Tasmania’s Wilderness Coast

Join us on a wildlife cruise along the southern coast of Tasmania, visiting five national parks and two world heritage areas, as we explore the pristine landscapes and spectacular coastlines of this fascinating island in the hope of seeing its 12 species endemic birds and mammals.

  • When to go: Nov-Feb
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
Recommended cruise vessels:

Coral Discoverer

Coral Discoverer, the flagship of the Coral Expeditions fleet, offers the ultimate in small ship expedition cruising around the coastal waters of Australia. Her shallow draft means access to areas larger vessels cannot reach, which is perfect for exploring the coasts of Tasmania and The Kimberley.

Coral Expeditions I & II

Coral Expeditions I & II are fully equipped for the ultimate expedition cruising experience in Australian coastal waters, and are the ideal choice for discovering the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, Western Australia’s remarkable Kimberley region, Cape York, Arnhem Land and Tasmania.