Devils @ Cradle

Devils @ Cradle, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Hours, Address, Devils @ Cradle Reviews: 4.5/5

Devils @ Cradle
4.5
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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.
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Lymington, UK8 contributions
Family
Would highly recommended this to anyone visiting Cradle Mountain. Brilliant experience and so informative and interesting. Even in the cold and rain it was thoroughly enjoyable and much of the tour we were able to stay under some shelter.
Written 12 August 2022
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Hi Beanywad, Thank you for your 5 star review and very positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed you experience with us despite the classic Cradle Mountain rain! We hope to see you back again in the future :) Kind regards, Devils@Cradle Team
Written 14 August 2022
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Ainsworths
Cairns, Australia134 contributions
We did the Night Feeding Tour and it was amazing! The staff were so knowledgeable and passionate and able to pass on the information in a way that worked for all ages. The Devils are so cute and so active after dark! The Quolls are also very cute. Just love the fact that this is a sanctuary and profits going towards helping keep the Devils safe and healthy and are even beginning to have a success rate with fighting the cancer that has so badly affected the species. Can’t recommend this highly enough.
Written 5 August 2022
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Hi RNAinsworth, Thanks for your amazing review! We're so glad to hear you had a great time visiting us. Your money definitely is contributing to our conservation efforts for these amazing carnivores. Kind Regards, Devils@Cradle Team
Written 9 August 2022
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jadon2015
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Met the tour guide no problems. She was very knowledgeable and walked us through the park explaining about all the animals and the conservation efforts. For a non Tasmanian it was very interesting to hear about them and really enjoyable. Doing it in winter was great with the ground covered in snow made it magical. Spoiler alert. Pancake the wombat at the end was awesome.
Written 21 July 2022
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Hi Jadon, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! Our sanctuary is super pretty in Winter and Pancake is definitely a favourite among our guests and staff! Hope to have you visit us again sometime! Kind Regards, Devils@Cradle Team
Written 21 July 2022
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Adrian N
Kings Langley, New South Wales, Australia5 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyed to tour. Well presented and the kids loved it. Great family affair and the perfect location at Cradle Mountain. Definitely worth a trip.
Written 17 July 2022
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Hi Adrian, Thanks for your lovely review, we're glad to hear your family had a great time with us! Kind Regards, Devils@Cradle Team
Written 18 July 2022
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Jane G
Armidale, Australia128 contributions
Family
No tour offered to us at the time of our arrival but we spent about 2 hours wandering around by ourselves and watching the devils and the quolls. We really enjoyed seeing them up close; the enclosures offer them space away from visitors if they choose and they all looked so healthy and happy.
Written 30 June 2022
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Hi janegY5176OH, Thank you for your 5 star review, we are happy that you enjoyed exploring the sanctuary at your leisure. As a breeding facility for Tasmanian Devils, Eastern & Spotted Tail Quolls we are very focused on the husbandry and enrichment needs of our residents. Generally we have about 100 residents at the sanctuary so lots of space for them to explore and keep them in their physical and mental prime :-) Best regards, Devils@Cradle Team
Written 2 July 2022
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StephanieBbb
121 contributions
Wow! Excellent! This tour was wonderful with very knowledgeable staff. Had very close up encounters / great views of the Tassie devils, the Quolls and beautiful wombat Pancake.
Wonderful experience.
Written 23 June 2022
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Hi StephanieBbb, Thank you for your 5 star review and lovely feedback. We have a very passionate team of Eco Warriors at the sanctuary who have a wealth of information to share with our guests. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience and hope that it sparked a passion for these little endangered carnivores. Best regards Devils@Cradle Team
Written 25 June 2022
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Maxwell P
Miranda, Australia9 contributions
Family
Devils @ Cradle is the one thing you cannot miss in Tassy!

Seriously, if you aren’t planning on going here you are wrong and you should change all your plans to for this in!

We did the Joey patting tour and it was amazing!

A wonderful afternoon!
Written 16 June 2022
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Hi 491maxwellp, Thank you so much for your awesome review! The Joey encounter tour is such a great way to experience the sanctuary as it operates with a small group for an intimate experience with our youngest residents. The animals in this tour are our ambassador animals, they are all very confident and cheeky - traits they no doubt learned from their foster parents (our keepers) We hope that you are able to make it back again one day. Best regards, Devils@Cradle Team
Written 25 June 2022
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Mary A
Jugiong, Australia26 contributions
Couples
This was one of the best things we did whilst on holiday in Tasmania. It bucketed with snow the night we were there which didn't seem to deter the devils from putting on a show. Our guide was just amazing, such a sweet girl who, although it was freezing, stayed as long as everyone could put up with the cold. Not only did we get to feed the devils but we got to feed the quolls too.
Highly recommend this outing...don't forget to leave a donation, these people make the most out of every penny they get to help these poor little animals
Written 7 June 2022
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Hi Mazza868, Thank you for your 5 star review and lovely words. We just love to read reviews like this as our team do an incredible job in the many conditions we see at Cradle Mountain. Our crew are very passionate and enjoy educating our guests on these carnivorous marsupials, its great to know this passion shines through to our visitors for a memorable experience. We hope that you can visit us again one day. Best regards, Devils@Cradle
Written 25 June 2022
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Cathy S
1 contribution
Great tour for seeing Tasmanian devils and quolls up close. The sanctuary is working hard to help protect these gorgeous funny animals. We also did the joey tour, which was a great way to see a few of the animals up close.
Written 5 June 2022
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DevilsatCradle
Hi cathysH9926DM, Thank you for your 5 star review, we are pleased that you enjoyed our Joey Encounter Tour and learning about these incredible carnivorous marsupials. They have such big personalities and the Joey tour is a great opportunity to meet some of our youngest (and cheekiest) residents. Best regards, Devils@Cradle Team
Written 6 June 2022
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Kody T
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Friends
I found this to be very informative and fascinating. Absolutely love what they are doing for the Tasmanian Devil population. Tour guide was very engaging and professional. Highly recommend for any animal lovers.
Written 24 May 2022
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Hi KodyTaipaleti, Thank you for your 5 star review, its great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Devils@Cradle, we have a awesome team of Eco Warriors who love to share their passion and knowledge with our visitors. We hope you can make it back again one day, Best regards, Devils@Cradle
Written 29 May 2022
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