Eco-Lite: Devils@Cradle

OVERVIEW

Devils @ Cradle is a unique Tasmanian conservation facility focusing on Tasmania‘s three carnivorous marsupials, whilst concentrating primarily on the Tasmanian devil but including both the Eastern and Spotted – tail Quoll.  The sanctuary is located adjacent to the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park.

HOW DO YOU GET THERE?

Fly into Hobart or Launceston and drive to Cradle Mountain.  The sanctuary is located adjacent to the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

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HOW LONG SHOULD YOU SPEND THERE AND WHAT SHOULD YOU SEE?

If you get there early, have a wander around.  The guide will begin at 5:30 and lead you around the exhibits while feeding the Devils and other animals.  You’ll need a couple hours at least.

VALUE TO CONSERVATION

The sanctuary conducts a number of in-situ conservation programs within the Cradle Mountain area and by combining resources with the State Government, U-TAS, Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmanian Wildlife Parks, local operators and the community we aim to make a significant contribution to the conservation of these species.  Details on their website.

WHERE TO STAY NEARBY ON POINTS

There are no hotels nearby you can use points for.  Chain hotels are available in Hobart or Launceston.  You may be able to earn points for your stay at Cradle Mountain if you book via Pointshound or Rocketmiles.

PHOTOS

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Lodge Review – Discovery Holiday Parks – Cradle Mountain

Holiday Parks in Australia do a great job of offering something for everyone at a reasonable price and the one at Cradle Mountain is no exception. They have camping, caravan spaces and fully contained cabins and excellent communal facilities for cooking and laundry.  The setting is in the bush and you are likely to encounter wild animals walking to and from the cooking hut!  While they have a small shop if you forget to bring something I recommend buying your groceries in Hobart for better choice and prices.

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Shared cooking facilities are also excellent!IMG_7897 - Copy IMG_7899a - CopyCabins have a variety of bedding available and can accommodate couples or families.

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