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DAY FEEDING TOURS

Join us at lunchtime for an informative guided walk through the sanctuary

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JOEY ENCOUNTER

Get up-close and personal with some of our young animals, in this all new tour

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AFTER DARK FEEDING TOURS

The sanctuary comes alive in the evening, see devils and quolls feeding up close

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SUNSET EXPERIENCE

A unique opportunity for an exclusive twilight visit to the sanctuary!

welcome to devils @ cradle

A world class wildlife conservation facility at Tasmania’s premier wilderness destination. The spectacular and pristine wilderness of Cradle Mountain is home to the mysterious and secretive Tasmanian Devil.

Devils @ Cradle is a unique Tasmanian conservation sanctuary located at the entrance to the spectacular World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park. Whilst we concentrate primarily on the Tasmanian devil, the sanctuary is also home to the closely related Spotted-tail and Eastern quolls. Tasmania’s three largest carnivorous marsupials are all now threatened in one way or another in the wild.

Visitors to the sanctuary can view these animals from the comfort of the visitor centre, wander through the sanctuary at their leisure, or join a personalised guided tour which ensures a close up encounter with our animals. Your visit will provide an insight into the daily operation of a working conservation facility for one of the world’s iconic animals, knowing your ticket fee is contributing to our conservation of these species.

Open DAY and NIGHT every day, we offer a range of experiences, from General Entry and DAY KEEPER tours through the day, to our AFTER DARK FEEDING tours in the evening. An experienced Tasmanian Devil Keeper will give you an accurate understanding of their life cycles and the current threats that confront them, such as Devil Facial Tumour Disease. We consider this aspect of our work a valuable tool in the education of the general public, and an important part of our conservation efforts.

Don’t miss your chance to visit  Devils@Cradle … you’ll be pleased you did.

ADOPT AN ANIMAL

You can help us to help them!

Adoption of our animals helps our conservation efforts tremendously & makes a great gift.

general entry/day keeper tours

Wander through the sanctuary at your leisure see the animal’s daylight habits, sleeping in their dens, sunbaking, play fighting or fossicking for food.

General Entry: 9.30am – 5pm.

You can join one of our Keepers tours which operate daily at the times below:

10.30am / 3.00pm – duration approx. 45min

(bookings recommended to avoid disappointment).

One of our keepers will lead you through the sanctuary and provide you with a thorough insight into the operation of a working sanctuary such as this one, and explain the importance of various conservation programs that we are involved in for these three unique and threatened animals.

Entry Fees:

Adult $25
Child (4 -15yrs) $15
Concession (senior/student) – ID required. Not available to book online, contact us directly. $20
Family (2 Adults – 2 Children) $75
Family (2 Adults – 3 Children) $85
Family (2 Adults – 4 Children) $95

Children 3 and under free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

GIFT PACKS

Available To Order Online!

Send a special gift to a special person

day feeding tour

NEW TOUR operating from 26th September 2020 – daily 1.00pm (1 hour)

Join us at lunchtime for an informative guided walk through the sanctuary viewing all of our resident species and concluding with an immersive Tasmanian devil feeding session in one of our largest Tasmanian devil enclosures.

Our devils are most active and ‘rowdy’ at feeding time, and our largest and only walk through enclosure, provides the opportunity to get a 360-degree viewing of this feeding activity. Our experienced guides will provide commentary on the infamous feeding behaviour and diet of these unique Tasmanian carnivores, as well as an overview of our conservation work.

Entry Fees: 

Adult $37.50
Child  (4 – 15 yrs) $20
Concession (senior/student) – ID required. Not available to book online, contact us directly. $30
Family (2 Adults – 2 Children) $105
Family (2 Adults – 3 Children) $115
Family (2 Adults – 4 Children) $125

Children 3 and under free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

joey encounter

Want to get up-close and personal with some of our younger animals?

The NEW Joey Encounter tour will take a small group of LUCKY visitors behind the scenes to our animal nursery, where you will interact (face to face) with some of our youngest residents. This is a unique opportunity and will be a very special and memorable experience, ideal for families with young children, or animal lovers of any age.

Operating at 12 noon this tour will incorporate, handling and general health checks by our keepers, and afford visitors the opportunity to pat and get photographs with these beautiful young animals.

Many of these hand-reared animals will remain at the sanctuary as species ambassadors and will become important breeding animals in the next year or two. When joining this tour you will be directly supporting these animals and threatened species conservation.

The admission ticket for this tour also includes free day entry and Day Keeper tour, so before or after your Joey Encounter why not join one of our Day Keeper tours to learn all about the operations of this unique alpine sanctuary.

OFF SEASON SPECIAL: Join our 4pm Joey Encounter for an exclusive campfire and marshmallow roasting experience in our bush hut as part of Discover Tasmania’s Winter Off Season campaign.
*Operating until 31st August 2021.

OPERATES: Year round

TIME: 12.00pm – 12.45pm and 4pm – 5pm

Fees

Adult (16 years & over) $75
Children $50
 Please note: no concession or family rates available and all children must be accompanied by an adult

after dark feeding tours

5:30 pm Every Day (8.30pm additional tour operates until 30th April 2021) – duration approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

The sanctuary comes alive in the evening!

The After Dark Feeding Tour provides an unforgettable experience, seeing these extraordinary animals in ‘action’ each evening. Our experienced keeper will discuss biology, behaviour, threats and the important conservation work being undertaken for these species within the sanctuary.

Devils are primarily a nocturnal species therefore far more active at night, we use environmentally sensitive lighting and focus on the social interactions and feeding habits of these unique carnivores, allowing visitors a rare up-close opportunity of seeing Tasmanian devils in a group feeding situation – quite a spectacular sight!

Entry Fees: 

Adult $37.50
Child  (4 – 15 yrs) $20
Concession (senior/student) – ID required. Not available to book online, contact us directly. $30
Family (2 Adults – 2 Children) $105
Family (2 Adults – 3 Children) $115
Family (2 Adults – 4 Children) $125

Children 3 and under are free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

sunset experience

NEW EXPERIENCE operating from 7.00-8.15pm daily OCTOBER to APRIL

Throughout the warmer months Devils@Cradle will be offering a small number of guests the unique opportunity for an exclusive twilight visit to the sanctuary!

Visitors will enjoy a personalised experience including a Tasmanian devil feeding session, behind the scenes look at our animal nursery, and some close encounters with some of our youngest residents.

The experience concludes with drinks and Tasmanian sweet treats, all enjoyed around the campfire, as the sun sets over Cradle Mountain to the sound of Tasmanian devil’s in the alpine rainforest.

 

Fees

Adult (16 years & over) $99
Children $75
 Please note: no concession or family rates available and all children must be accompanied by an adult

A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour to operate. If minimum numbers are not reached by 4.30pm tour will not go ahead. If you are a solo traveller it is recommended you contact the sanctuary prior to booking to check current numbers.

YOU CAN HELP

Assist our conservation programs!

Every donation helps us effectively run our range of conservation programs which protect and support these unique animals.

A unique conservation sanctuary for Tasmania’s threatened carnivorous marsupials

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