cradle mountain & the property

Cradle Mountain at over 1500m is the icon of Tasmania's World Heritage Wilderness and the surrounding landscape is a place of pristine and spectacular natural beauty - jagged peaks, cool temperate rainforest, alpine woodland, button grass moorlands and plateau it is a paradise for animals of the alpine.

A range of easy-hard walking tracks of varying distances are available within the National park, a walk in the wilderness is highly recommended.

An abundance of native wildlife, animals such as Wombats, Wallabies and Possum can be regularly viewed in the Cradle area while for bird lovers the area is home to a large number of endemic bird species.

Many people hope or expect to see Tasmanian devils roaming in the wild, this is often not the case, devils along with both quoll species are shy nocturnal creatures and the chance of seeing one in the wild is quite remote for most of the year.

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The sanctuary operates on the 25 acre CRADLE VIEW property which is located approx. 500 metres from the entrance to the World Heritage area of the spectacular Cradle Mountain National Park, and provides panoramic views of Cradle Mountain and the surrounding area. The property is largely undeveloped, has a diverse range of own growth eucalypt and myrtle forests and mountain 'Poa' grasslands and is an important alpine habitat for wild Tasmanian devils and many other native marsupials.

The property is located within the commercial zone just 500m front the Cradle Mountain National Park entrance. The eastern side fronts the Cradle Mountain National Park while the western side backs onto the Reynolds Falls and Vale of Belvoir Reserved Land areas providing an undisturbed wildlife corridor within this tourist zone.

The grasslands are home to a range of herbivores such as Benetts Wallaby, Rufus Wallably and a haven for Wombats, they have grown very tolerant of us over the years and are continuing to raise young every year, it is not uncommon the see several wombats grazing nearby the sanctuary.

The Cradle Valley at around 850m above sea level experiences all seasons at any time of the year, the property is often blanketed in snow during winter, however it doesn't stay for long due to varying temperatures and rainfall.

  Cradle Mt. in snow  
Cradle Mt. in snow
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  Cradle Mt. in snow  
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Bennetts wallaby
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Devils@Cradle - Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary