​Tasmania has many species which have become extinct, or are on the verge of extinction, on mainland Australia. Having fewer introduced predators, and a relatively large amount of intact habitat on the island, makes Tasmania a final refuge - a last chance - for many species including the Tasmanian devil.

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Lumera Eco Lodge & Chalets

Boasting sensational ocean views over the Bay Of Fires, Lumera Eco Chalets is set on the historic St Patricks Head Private Nature Reserve, 641 m above sea level. You can relax on your private balcony and take in the serene natural beauty of Tasmania.

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Brushtail Possum

It is the size of a domestic cat with a pointed face, long oval ears, pink nose and bushy black tail. The Tasmanian brushtail has 3 main colour variations: silver grey, black and gold. The very dark possums inhabit denser, wetter forests than the grey. Pure golden possums are the result of a genetic mutation and most do not survive long in the wild because they are conspicuous to predators.