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Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark

  • Your guide takes you to the best spots to see active nocturnal animals
  • See the animals from the bus and during hikes
  • Visit Waldheim Chalet, Weindorfers Forest Walk, and Mount Kate Hut
Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark
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Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark
Tasmania is home to one-of-a-kind wildlife, but many of the most beloved animals are out of sight during the day. This after-dark wildlife spotting excursion to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park lets you see nocturnal possums, wallabies, wombats, and perhaps Tasmanian devils while they’re most active. Your guide takes you to the best places to spot the animals and provides flashlights.
What to Expect


Our professional guide will collect you from your hotel at dusk in our 4wd mini bus, times will be confirmed at booking but generally begin 1 hour before sunset.

Once all the group has been collected we will head into the National Park to Ronny creek to begin our exploration of the area, weather permitting we will leave the bus with our hand held torches and spot lights and quietly and slowly walk into Mount Kate hut area hoping to view some animals that have popped out early for their night time feed.

We hit the local area boardwalks of the cradle valley walk and perhaps even the overland track where there is a good chance to view some wombats amongst other animals.

We leave the excitement of the animal viewing at Ronny Creek and we head up to Waldheim chalet. Here we head off on a short walk of Weindorfers forest, 20 mins, as we search for the animals starting to pop their heads out looking for food.

From Waldheim Chalet we will spotlight from the mini bus along the road and into the forest hoping to spot any elusive animals. Don’t forget to look up in the trees too!

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Reviewed 24 April 2018
Cradle Mountain night spotting adventure

A great trip, saw lots of animals including wombats, possum, padymelons and Bennett wallaby and a fleeting glimpse of a Tasmanian devil - collected promptly from our accommodation. Our guide, James, was very knowledgeable and personable. Would definitely recommend this trip to all.

1  Thank lin897
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic tour! I forgot the name of our guide but he was very friendly and super knowledgeable. Saw heaps of Wombats and even a little one. Padymelon Wallabies and Bennett’s Wallabies, a spotted Quoll, bush tailed possum and ring tail possum. So lots to see....More

Thank feindigo
Reviewed 19 March 2018
The Night Came Alive!

We did not know about this wonderful tour until we arrived at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. Our first stop was at Ronny Creek where a wombat walked right beside us down the boardwalk! It was an unforgettable experience. As the evening progressed, not even a...More

Thank tthomas43105
Mark B, Manager at McDermott's Coaches, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thanks tthomas43105 for your review, we are so lucky to be able to conduct these informative and interactive tours for guests at Cradle Mountain, hope you enjoyed the remainder of your stay and perhaps we will see you again another day

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Night wild life

Our tour guide James drove us from Cradle Mountain hotel into the national park. He was an excellent driver and knew about the animals and where to find them. We were picked up at 8 in the evening so it is well worth taking an...More

Thank Alan K
Mark B, Manager at McDermott's Coaches, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thanks for the review Alan K, it is great to get to see the animals in the wild, aren't the Quolls a great creature to see too. Good to hear James has run a great tour as well

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Okay excursion, but there is no need to do this if you are staying at Cradle Mountain Lodge

This is not a bad excursion, but if you are staying at the Lodge you will see everything that you will see on the trip far more close-up and personal from the comfort of your own cabin. I felt that I had wasted my money.More

Thank lhscontrol
Mark B, Manager at McDermott's Coaches, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hi lhscontrol Yes there is an abundance of animals at various times of the day at Cradle Mountain and around many of the hotels, this is what is great about the Australian wilderness. What our tour should add to your experience is finding out more...More

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