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Premier Travel Tasmania

Premier Travel Tasmania

Premier Travel Tasmania has been offering refined encounters with nature across the ‘island state’ for over 20 years. Tasmania is incredibly blessed to have around forty per cent of land protected via national parks and reserves. The company’s promise to share the diverse flora & fauna, pristine wilderness, rich heritage, gourmet food & wine and local characters, inextricably connects guests to what is quintessentially Tasmania.

Tasmania has an abundance of native wildlife and together with UNESCO World Heritage Listed Wilderness, rugged mountains, temperate rainforests and pristine white sandy beaches it provides a perfect place for touring away from urban hustle and bustle. Travellers are invited to be immersed in this rejuvenating environment with all the comforts of modern life; this consistently leads to guests being refreshed across body and mind beyond expectations.

The team led by Christina Schulthess, consists of local guides who know Tasmania intimately and are able to provide interpretation and share stories in a meaningful way. At the core of the company’s ethos is to preserve Tasmania’s endemic wildlife and their natural habitats, with major contributions provided towards saving the Tasmania Devil from habitat loss and disease.

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Quick facts

  • One third of Tasmania is National Park with numerous UNESCO World Heritage areas
  • Spectacular blend of rainforests, coastlines, alpine and sub-alpine terrain, lakes and estuaries
  • Hotspot to see marsupials including quolls, bandicoots, potoroos, bettongs, wallabies, platypus and wombats
  • Rich marine offerings including Australian Fur Seals, Little Penguins, cormorants and albatross

About the region

Tasmania

One third of Tasmania’s land mass is national park and UNESCO world heritage wilderness, providing an extraordinary diverse habitat for an abundance of native wildlife. Tasmania is an archipelago of over 330 islands with landscapes that were shaped by previous ice ages and many of Tasmania's plants and wildlife species are living evidence of the breakup of the super-continent of Gondwana, millions of years ago. 

The state boasts a mix of expansive ancient temperate rainforests, spectacular coastlines, rugged mountains and sparkling highland lakes provide refuge and habitat for a rich array of rare and endemic plants and animals.

This natural wonderland supports a population of mammals, birds, frogs and reptiles, many of which are found only in Tasmania. There are 33 native terrestrial and 41 marine mammals which are known to occur in Tasmania, with the region renowned as a prime spot for marsupials including quolls, bandicoots, bettongs, potoroos, kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons and wombats.

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Meet our guides

  • Meet our guides

    Karin B.

    From an early age, Karin felt a strong connection with the natural environment that instilled in her a desire to work in environmental conservation. She undertook a degree in Natural Resources Management working with Landcare in South Australia and as a Ranger with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife service in the far south of Tasmania. Inspired by the remoteness and pristine wilderness of Antarctica as well as living in an ‘island’ state, she undertook a PhD in Zoology specialising in marine biology and voyaged to Antarctic seven times for her...

    Meet our guides

    Karin B.

    From an early age, Karin felt a strong connection with the natural environment that instilled in her a desire to work in environmental conservation. She undertook a degree in Natural Resources Management working with Landcare in South Australia and as a Ranger with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife service in the far south of Tasmania. Inspired by the remoteness and pristine wilderness of Antarctica as well as living in an ‘island’ state, she undertook a PhD in Zoology specialising in marine biology and voyaged to Antarctic seven times for her research. Karin has a life-long fascination with ecology - the interconnection of disciplines that shape the landscape. She is intrigued by the ancient geology and evolution of Tasmania’s unique wildlife and plants. She also has a keen interest in the history and culture of Tasmania’s traditional indigenous inhabitants, the Aborigines, and their unique understanding and harmonious interaction with the land. Karin loves being in the outdoors, especially bushwalking, kayaking and sharing stories about Tasmania and its connections with Antarctica, from both a scientific and artistic perspective. The beauty she sees in nature also inspires the contemporary jewellery she designs and makes with the aim of promoting environmental awareness. “It is a privilege for me to work for Premier Travel Tasmania, to use my passion and share my experiences of these special places with those who travel to my island home”.
  • Meet our guides

    John

    John has worked as a professional tour guide for Premier Travel Tasmania since 2001. He has a broad range of experience and skills having conducted tours ranging from two hour historic walks in Hobart to tours of over three weeks throughout the island state focusing on Tasmania’s wildlife and natural heritage. Previous guiding experience includes working for Tourism Tasmania, the state tourism body, as a guide for their Visiting Journalist Program. This program allows journalists and other influential tourism industry personalities to come to Tasmania and experience all that...

    Meet our guides

    John

    John has worked as a professional tour guide for Premier Travel Tasmania since 2001. He has a broad range of experience and skills having conducted tours ranging from two hour historic walks in Hobart to tours of over three weeks throughout the island state focusing on Tasmania’s wildlife and natural heritage. Previous guiding experience includes working for Tourism Tasmania, the state tourism body, as a guide for their Visiting Journalist Program. This program allows journalists and other influential tourism industry personalities to come to Tasmania and experience all that the island has to offer on a fully guided private tour. During his leisure time, John enjoys exploring wilderness regions throughout Tasmania and he is a keen bushwalker. He has also been a search and rescue volunteer working with emergency services. John has a real passion for Tasmania’s natural environment, wildlife and cultural heritage which he enjoys sharing with visitors.
  • Meet our guides

    John C

    John's love of Tasmania and its beautiful environment has been expressed in a weekly bushwalking column in The Sunday Tasmanian for more than 30 years. For John Tasmania is the best place on the planet! He is fascinated by the wild and beautiful landscape, the abundance of native animals and the history of the place. He is a keen studier of Tasmanian books and loves to find out 'new' facts that continue to be unearthed. He has more than 9 years’ experience as a tour guide with Premier Travel...

    Meet our guides

    John C

    John's love of Tasmania and its beautiful environment has been expressed in a weekly bushwalking column in The Sunday Tasmanian for more than 30 years. For John Tasmania is the best place on the planet! He is fascinated by the wild and beautiful landscape, the abundance of native animals and the history of the place. He is a keen studier of Tasmanian books and loves to find out 'new' facts that continue to be unearthed. He has more than 9 years’ experience as a tour guide with Premier Travel, joining the team when he retired from the Public Service.
  • Meet our guides

    Elise T

    Elise has a genuine passion for Tasmania’s natural beauty, ecology, history and culture, which she loves to share. Elise studied in Britain and Canada before settling in Tasmania after being drawn to the unique charms of the island 30 years ago. She is a bi-lingual speaker of English and French. Her earlier career was as a school and university teacher and Elise has been a professional guide with Premier Travel Tasmania for the last 12 years. In her spare time, she regularly hikes through Tasmania’s many wilderness areas...

    Meet our guides

    Elise T

    Elise has a genuine passion for Tasmania’s natural beauty, ecology, history and culture, which she loves to share. Elise studied in Britain and Canada before settling in Tasmania after being drawn to the unique charms of the island 30 years ago. She is a bi-lingual speaker of English and French. Her earlier career was as a school and university teacher and Elise has been a professional guide with Premier Travel Tasmania for the last 12 years. In her spare time, she regularly hikes through Tasmania’s many wilderness areas. Elise has extensive knowledge of the island’s flora and fauna including its diverse species of birds, many of which she can identify from their calls.