This is really a tour of two halves - one much better than the other. It started with a pick up at the hotel. Our tour guide was polite and well spoken. The bus was dedicated for animal spotting with a couple of spot lights. We had a short drive to the Devils at Cradle wildlife sanctuary where we were told we'd be seeing feeding of tasmanian devils and quolls. We did, but with a huge group of other people (>50 compared with the 9 on our tour). The feeding was about to start when we arrived and we had to push our way in to the crowd to watch it. Far far too big a group for viewing what was going on. I know these places need to earn money, but having paid for a specific tour, it would have been nice to have had a little more personal tour, with only our group, rather than being all lumped in together to such a big crowd. This was the first part of the tour, and I'd say 3 out of 5 given it was so hard to get space to watch what was going on.
Now the second part. The driver took us round some of the nearby tracks and locations, using a spot light to see the local wildlife. We saw loads of wombats, possums, wallabies and pandemelons. This bit of the tour was great, although I found myself stepping in to help out by holding a second spotlight, as the driver couldn't illuminate anything on the passenger side of the bus. This limited taking photos for me, but made it a much better experience for everyone else. There was no getting out whenever anything was spotted, but the windows opened and driver stopped until everyone had the pictures they wanted. I'd give this part a 5 out of 5.
Perhaps I'm being over critical here, and I umm'd and ah'd between a 3 and 4 star review. Despite the issues with the large group at the feedings, I'd still recommend this, but the tour operator should make it clear that it'll be a huge group for the feeding, and not just the people in the tour you're part of. All pictures attached were taken during to tour.
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