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We flew into Launceston and drove
straight up to Port Sorrel. When we got to the B&B we saw wallabies jumping
across the road.
We walked up the road a bit, flashlight in hand, and found the fields were just
full of them grazing.
We learned later that these particularly small ones were called Tasmanian Pademelons.
In the morning we were treated to
a fantastic assortment of singing birds, including Black Cockatoos.
We then drove on to Langoona, on
the River Leven for 2 days at Mountain Valley Lodge where there was the promise
of some great wildlife viewing.
Sure enough we were able to see Tasmanian Devils coming right up on our porch.
Here you can see a Tasmanian Devil right next to Jessica.
This is a view of the cabin at the Wilderness lodge at the end of the road in
Loongana on the Campbell River.
This is a view from the cabin looking south. Yes, that is snow on the hills.
We did see a Platypus in the wild in Tasmania right at the river by the
We also saw one in the Atherton Highlands, about 1500 miles north, but I was
never able to get a decent picture,
since they tend to be out when it is pretty dark and they are very shy.
This one is the best.
This devil was chasing away another and was making an outrageous racket in doing
This is a Forrester's Wallaby in Narawntapu National Park.
We had about five Tasmanian Devils visit us and this one was there the longest
and was the first back the next night.
Echidna.. Their only relative is the platypus
Echidna.. locally known as the hedgehog... but very different
We drove back up to the coast to catch the Fairy Penguins (also known as Little
coming in from a day out at sea after it gets dark.
A Fairy Penguin in it's nest
This is one climbing up from the ocean.
Superb Blue Wren
Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus),
Cave that we went down into to see glowworms
Cockatoo by the side of the road
Spider egg cases and glowworm threads in a log
Jessica under tree ferns
That's me at the top of the falls
A wet wallaby
Next stop > Byron Bay
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