"Be exceedingly careful driving at dusk or at night" State of Tasmania Warnings Or Dangers Tip by swings

State of Tasmania Warnings and Dangers: 11 reviews and 7 photos

  Big Roo at Roadside, Great Lake
by swings

Tasmania is a place full of nocturnal wildlife (as is the rest of Australia). All sorts of marsupials begin to come out to look for food starting when the shadows get long and continue throughout the night. They love the areas near the roads; some like to graze on the shorter grasses that have been mewed near the roadsides. But whatever the reason, be careful and drive slowly enough to be able to react should you see little eyes looking at you, reflecting in your headlights! If you're living in the area or plan to do a lot of night-time driving, consider at least getting some of the passive deer-alerts (like they show at Gardner's Supply in the US). They work for kangaroos and other animals, too. In Australia the Wilderness Shops sell them, and there are Wilderness Shops all across the country. Please don't add to the massive roadkill statistics. (PS- sorry for the poor photo quality, but you get the point that they are hard to spot, even when right in front of you!)

Website: http://www.wilderness.org.au/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Nov 14, 2004
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“This is all under the heading of fun”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 2 1 2 5

Have you been to State of Tasmania?

  Share Your Travels