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Mountain & Wildlife Photography Experience - Full Day Private Tour

From $219

About Mountain & Wildlife Photography Experience - Full Day Private Tour

Nature and wildlife photography go hand-in-hand and we've personally selected two of Hobart's main attractions as our locations for a diversity of photographic opportunities.

  • Mt Wellington
    Hobart’s most distinctive feature is Mount Wellington and its cliffs of dolerite columns known as the ‘Organ Pipes’.  From the summit at 1,271m (4,169ft) above sea level there are spectacular views of Hobart and beyond to be experienced and a unique alpine landscape that will inspire your photography. ‘The mountain’ features many areas of photographic interest along with endemic and native plants, flowers and birdlife and has been a popular place for locals and visitors alike since the early days of European settlement. The natural habitats include rainforest, sub-alpine and alpine vegetation - you may see native wildlife and birds in their natural habitat, including possibly a platypus (which we have seen before) and a 'living fossil', the mountain shrimp.
    The location/s you visit will depend on your personal interests and the conditions at the time of your visit. 
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
    Discover the characteristics & habitats of native wildlife and learn techniques to enhance your wildlife photography skills. 
    Your photographer guide will share knowledge and experience about the most appropriate settings on your camera for wildlife photography and discover the importance of selecting the right backgrounds, using natural light, composition, focussing and so much more to create unique images. As we will be in a sanctuary environment you will also learn to photograph through the fences & aviaries where necessary. 

    Chat to a wildlife keeper to learn the characteristics of 
    • Tasmanian Devils
    • Wombats
    • Koalas

    We continue a stroll around the grounds to learn about and photograph other animals that have become Bonorong's ever-changing menagerie - these animals may include

    • Quolls
    • Kangaroos
    • Tawny Frogmouth
    • Possums
    • Variety of native birds (in aviaries and free-flying)
    • and more

Highlights & Inclusions

  • All transport starting and finishing in Hobart CBD
  • Photography guidance for better nature and wildlife photos
  • Visit to Mt Wellington summit and other areas of 'the mountain' with photographic interest
  • Entry into Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary 
    (supporting Bonorong's wildlife rescue and conservation programs)
  • Learn from a wildlife keeper about individual animals and their characteristics
  • Feed one (or many) of the mob of Forester Kangaroos with complimentary kangaroo food provided by Bonorong 
  • Magnificent views across Hobart and the Derwent River from the summit of Mt Wellington - the clearer the day the further the views, including Bruny Island, South Arm, the Iron Pot Lighthouse and the Tasman Peninsula
  • Nature walks in a varied mountain landscape with nature photography opportunities including seasonal native wildflowers and birdlife. A misty day will present a certain eeriness of snow gums in the fog and great close-up subjects too
  • Informative commentary about the natural environment, history and other interesting information 
  • Light lunch (e.g. picnic salad or sandwich/wrap, muffin or slice, seasonal fruit & hot or cold beverage)
  • Bottled water
  • Private experience for just you... or you and your travel companions
    Please enquire for groups larger than 4 participants

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for injured, sick or orphaned native animals with an ultimate aim to release the animals back into the wild when in full health. It is also a very special environment that allows you to get up close to the animals in enclosures that are created to reflect the natural habitat as if the animal was still in the wild - this makes it a fantastic place to observe and photograph each creature overcoming some of the challenges relating to finding wildlife in the wild (and keeps the animal in an environment as close to it's natural habitat as is possible during the recovery period).