Property Experiences and Things to Do
Spot the white-breasted sea eagles hunting at low tide and identify the shorebirds with binoculars and fields guides. Many endemic and migratory bird species habit the tidal inlet, sclerophyll forest and wildlife corridors of the property. A full inventory of species is provided to keen bird watchers and short courses for beginners are available during the summer months.
West Inlet is a whale stranding area with many sperm and Southern Right whales buried along the shoreline. A recent stranding of pilot whales occurred in November 2008, on the seven-mile beach opposite Beachside Retreat.
In Spring, hear the calls of the striped marsh, tree and pobblebonk frogs in the wetlands.
Natural Heritage funding has preserved the habitat of the rare striped marsh frog on the property and West Inlet farm has one of the last Tasmanian wetlands where the frog can still be heard. Marsupials on the property include antechinus, eastern-barred bandicoot, Tasmanian devil, white-footed dunnart, ringtail and brush-tail possum, spotted quoll and wallaby.
Ask your hosts to show you the Maine-Anjou cattle, the only registered herd of this French breed in Tasmania and one of the few in Australia.
Explore the 1.5km coastal nature trail, (see property map in the guest compendium) and return via West Inlet beach, or continue on into Stanley. With prior arrangements, the courtesy vehicle will collect you from town.