Wild Life & Sea Life



Eaglehawk Neck is one of Tasmania’s most important and spectacular examples of its unique flora and fauna.

A short stroll around the area will usually lead to meeting with local pademelons, echidnas, wombats or wallabies. 

The beaches and bays are plentiful with impressive sea-life including magnificent southern right whales, seals, dolphins and delicate sea dragons. 

The ocean breezes carry a wealth of birdlife with wandering albatross, endangered wedge-tailed eagles and sea eagles counted among them.

Little penguins emerge from the ocean at dusk, waddling back to their burrows at the Western end of Descent Beach. Following the track from the carpark armed with a red-filtered torch can make for an awesome experience.

Eaglehawk Neck’s delicate ecosystem is changing, most obviously with the fast depleting giant kelp forests for which the area is renowned. Local sea life is deeply connected to these forests and local tour operators are still able to navigate adventurers to explore these great treasures. 

To unlock the area’s wild secrets, lock in a tour with one of the experienced local scenic or dive tour operators.

To really experience the Tasman’s wild animals and plants, head to the Tasmanian devil UNZOO and meet Tasmania’s most iconic species.

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