Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / TAS / Base Camp Tasmania

This modern, architect designed rural retreat is located in a quiet, secluded and peaceful bush valley, southwest of New Norfolk high above the Derwent River. Base Camp Tasmania is the ideal getaway for travellers, bushwalkers and anyone seeking a sublimely peaceful place to relax and unwind.

The sanctuary abounds in native Tasmanian wildlife including pademelons, Bennett’s wallabies, echidnas, wombats, spotted quolls, and brushtail possums. Guests can choose from self contained cabins (for up to 6 people) with private facilities, clean and cosy dormitory/bunkhouse accommodation (10 roomy bunks) with rucksack storage or a camping area overlooking the beautiful Glenfern Valley with 10 two-person tent sites.

Graham McLean is the owner of Base Camp Tasmania, a dedicated wildlife sanctuary which is also used for wildlife rehabilitation. The property spans 41 hectares with vegetation types including gum-topped stringybark (Eucalyptus delegatensis); dry forest and woodland; stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) dry forest and woodland; silver wattle (Acacia dealbata) forest;  inland heathland; stringybark (Eucalytpus obliqua) wet forest with broadleaf shrubs; an arboretum of silver gum (Eucalyptus cordata); blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon); some scattered examples of blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) and mountain white gum (Eucalyptus dalrympleana); and several fine stands of native cherry (Exocarpos cupressiformis).

Examples of wildlife species known to occur on the sanctuary include Tasmanian pademelons (Thylogale billardierii), Bennett’s wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), brush tailed possums (Trichosurus vulpecular), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus), white-lipped whip snakes (Drysdalia coronoides), eastern barred bandicoots (Perameles gunnii) and spotted-tail quolls (Dasyurus maculatus).

Birdlife includes wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), yellow-tailed black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus), all four species of Tasmanian robins (Melanodryas vittataPetroica rodinogasterP. phoeniceaP. multicolor), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae), forest ravens (Corvus tasmanicus), superb fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus), silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis), tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides), brown falcons (Falco berigora) and musk lorikeets (Glossopsitta concinna).

Contact the owner

This sanctuary has been listed by Graham McLean who can be contacted by phone on 1300 882 293 or basecamptas@outlook.com