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How much wildlife can you spot?


We are arguably the best place in Tasmania to reliably spot Platypus in the wild with sightings in Founders Lake at any time of day. Around 80 bird 80 species of birds have been recorded from the site. Native hens abound. Marsupials are also present in the form of Bennett's wallaby, possums and, possibly, quolls and potoroos. The first two are something of a problem when it comes to establishing new plantings due to their propensity for stripping off bark or, indeed, eating whole small trees.