August, 2011 – Megan Miln

Wildlife in Tasmania

Tasmania’s national parks offered us some close encounters with the local wildlife.

In Cradle Mountain we awoke each morning to find a pademelon sitting just outside our door within arm’s reach. It watched us and ate the nearby vegetation. We watched it and took a lot of photos.

Pademelon at Cradle Mountain

Freycinet offered a similar up-close experience with the wallabies, who happily nibbled grass at the edge of the walking tracks while we wandered by, and an amazing array of birds.

Wallaby foraging near a parking area

Here are some pictures of the wild and not so wild creatures we came across.


Currawong at Freycinet

A pair of Kookaburras

Birds fishing at Hazards Beach

Dairy cows at Pyengana