​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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Wombat

WombatThe common wombat is the largest burrowing herbivorous mammal. Indeed, it is such an accomplished burrower that early settlers called it a 'badger', a term that is still heard today. However, the closest relative of the wombat is, in fact, the koala. With its short tail and legs, characteristic waddle and 'cuddly' appearance the wombat is one of the most endearing of Australia's native animals.