Incredible Wildlife Encounters: Tasmanian Devil

Tasmania, Australia

Tasmanian devil

Tasmanian devil     Photo: Tourism Tasmania

Americans’ collective intrigue with the Tasmanian devil may have originated from a cartoon, but the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial is still a thrill to see in the wild. King’s Run, an 800-acre sanctuary in the northwest corner of Tasmania, has been in Geoff King’s family since 1880. Now instead of holding cattle, King offers nocturnal wildlife tours that include watching the Tasmanian devil feed from the comfort of a fisherman’s shack on the edge of the Southern Ocean. The lucky ones might also see an orange-bellied parrot, wallaby, wombat, or bandicoot. A personalized four-hour tour costs $128.

Stay in nearby @ VDL Stanley, a gorgeous 1843 renovated bluestone cottage that’s just steps from the ocean. Splurge and reserve the King Loft Apartment, from $260 per night.

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