I just love wombats. There is something about their short, squat shape, their waddling walk and their super cute faces that make me smile whenever I see them. So I was thrilled to see so many in the wild on a recent visit to Maria Island in Tasmania with Coral Expeditions, on assignment for Get Up & Go magazine. Maria is Tasmania’s only island national park and is home to Cape Barren geese, Bennetts wallabies, Forester kangaroos and Tasmanian devils. Wombats, which are marsupials, are nocturnal, but they were out en mass in the late afternoon during a walk to the convict ruins at Bloodstone Point. They were more interested in feeding than in us, so we were able to get close to them for some super cute photos, like this one. Hope it makes you smile too. Merry Christmas!
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Instagram - BriarsTravelBeatHere is Odalisque, our luxury expedition base while exploring remote Port Davey in Southwest National Park in Tasmania. This custom built, 20 metre expedition vessel takes a maximum of 10 guests along with a crew including expert guide and chef. Owner and skipper Pieter van der Woude based the aluminium design on his previous abalone fishing boat so it can withstand the rigours of the Southern Ocean. It is based on a Mark Ellis Marine design, built by Legend Boat Builders in Western Australia and is powered by a Caterpillar C18 marine engine. #odalisque #expeditioncruise #tasmania @tasmanian_boat_chartersMarsupial lawns, button grass moorlands and tannin-tinted waters, it’s another world in Tasmania’s Southwest Wilderness. And accessing from the water gives yet another perspective. @tasmanian_boat_charters @tasmania #southwestnationalparkMelaleuca Lagoon was home of the Needwonnee Aboriginal people and there is an interpretive walk with examples of their huts and canoes. The lagoon is off Bathurst Harbour, which is off Port Davey, so very tranquil when the wind isn’t too strong, hence the stunning #reflections especially in the morning. You can experience these waters with @tasmanian_boat_charters boutique expedition cruise in this Wilderness World Heritage Area. @tasmaniaOnly three families lived in Bathurst Harbour, now part of Southwest National Park. And only one person lived there for almost 50 years. I’ve read about Deny King, so it was thrilling to see where he and his family lived while exploring with @tasmanian_boat_charters. This is Deny’s pontoon up Moth Creek. #boatinghistory #discovertasmania
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