Tasmanian wildlife is distinctive and unique. As an island, our isolation provides a home for many creatures that no longer survive beyond our shores. One of the important roles of national parks and reserves is to continue to provide a home for our native and endemic wildlife, and our threatened and vulnerable species.
A visit to a national park or reserve can give you an opportunity to view these creatures in their natural habitat. Take some time to learn a little more about Tasmanian wildlife before you head out. For more detailed information on the wildlife you can find in Tasmania and some of the work that goes on behind the scenes to look after them, please see the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania's Wildlife Management webpage.