​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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Flame Robin
Kookaburra
Superb fairy Wren
Tasmanian Currawong
Yellow Tail Cockatoo
Tasmanian Potoroo
Bennetts Wallaby
Wombat
Bandicoot
Tiger Snake
Sugar Glider
Tasmanian Devil
Wedge Tail Eagles
Grey Goshawk
Pademelon Wallaby
Short Beaked Echidna
Bettongia gaimardi
Brushtail Possum

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

Exclusive and unique accommodation with panoramic ocean views.

Lumera Eco Lodge & Chalets

Short Beaked Echidna

Echidnas are shy and move slowly and carefully. Tread quietly and you may be able to get quite close. If disturbed, echidnas will lower their head and with vigorous digging sink rapidly into the ground, leaving only their spines exposed. On hard surfaces they will curl into a ball.