A few times we glimpsed a pademelon
-- a small, short-footed wallaby -- as it disappeared into the depths of the forest, and once we quietly passed by a carpet python lazing on the track.
Tasmania's unique wildlife, from the endangered Tasmanian devil to echidnas, quolls and pademelons
, is a further attraction.
On a nocturnal visit, you could even run into animals such as pademelons
, wallabies and possums.