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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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CDMLMM
Burnside, Australia117 contributions
Close and personal with Tassie Devils and Quolls
Nov 2021 • Couples
This sanctuary well exceeded our expectations and we’d thoroughly recommend it for people interested in the conservation of endangered species. The staff are dedicated to their cause, keen to impart their knowledge to all comers. The animals are in generous and well maintained enclosures.
The Twilight Feeding Small Group Tour was a highlight of our visit.
Written 21 November 2021
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Hi CDMLM, Thank you for your very lovely review and positive feedback. We are humbled by you comments and they have been passed on to our staff. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again in the future! :) Kind regards, Devils@Cradle Team
Written 2 December 2021
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GClife
Gold Coast, Australia1,514 contributions
Gorgeous
Nov 2021 • Couples
We did the Joey tour Where we were able to view Joey devils and quolls We learned heaps about each animal This is a great place to watch both species interact They all seem to be awake in the middle of the day Great fun
Written 18 November 2021
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Hello GClife, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed you time on the Joey Encounter with some of our cutest residence and we hope that you can come and visit the sanctuary soon. Kind regards, The Devils @ Cradle team
Written 21 November 2021
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Action Greggars 1
3 contributions
Interactive Tassie Devils
Nov 2021
We visited when the place was covered in snow which made it difficult to even leave the hotel, but were very glad we did. We were pretty much the only ones there but had a good chat to a keeper and managed to have a good interaction with quite a few Tassie Devils who we found to be very cute. Also saw a Eastern spotted Quoll, something I had never seen before. Being there during all the snow turned out to be very memorable and a highlight. Great combustion heater with a fan in building was very much appreciated. We purchase a general entry $75 ticket.
Written 17 November 2021
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Hi Actiongreggars, Expierencing the sanctuary in the snow is a sight to behold and we are gla you got to expierence this. Watching devils and quolls in the snow is a very unique sight and we are happy that we could make this happen for you. Thank you for your kind review. Kind regards, The Devils @ Cradle team
Written 20 November 2021
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vee_paul
Perth, Australia5 contributions
Fantastic
Nov 2021 • Couples
Wonderful experience. Arrived about an hour earlier and wondered around learning about the Devils and Quolls until the feeding experience started. The knowledge and presentation given was brilliant and I recommend anyone staying in the area to make the tour. Although ours was the after dark, with daylight saving it was still daylight but that didn’t make a difference to the experience. So much Happening with the conservation of these and Rory was a wonderful guide telling us all about these and the Quolls which are also endangered.
Written 15 November 2021
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Hi Vee_paul, We are glad you had a wonderful time wondering around the sanctuary, enjoying watching the devils and quolls before the fun begins on the tour. Rory is definitely passionate about Tasmanian devils but he is particularly fond of Spotted-tail quolls and Eastern quolls and we are glad that enjoyed your expierence with him as your guide. We hope that you will have the opportunity to come back and visit us in the future. Kind regards, The Devils @ Cradle team
Written 20 November 2021
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Lazzbris
1 contribution
Must visit while at Cradle Mountain
Chris was a excellent guide his passion and knowledge of the Tasmanian devils plight that is threatening an entire species is a must for anyone who is planning a visit to Cradle Mountain. It is also a chance to get up close and personal with animals that you will not get to see in the wild.
Written 8 November 2021
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Hi Lazzbris, Thank you for your very positive feedback and 5 star review! We have passed on your comments to Chris, he certainly is a wealth of knowledge. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you back at the Sanctary in the future :) Kind regards, Devils@Cradle Team
Written 11 November 2021
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nov973
Tea Tree Gully, Australia47 contributions
Must visit
Oct 2021
Wasn’t sure what to expect but this was so worth the time and money. Prue was our guide and she explained everything in such detail and with such passion. We watched her feed the animals and it was a really great experience. She also explained how and why we need to protect the species and did it in such a way that you couldn’t help walking away wanting to do more to help. A great experience and a wonderful hour spent…
Written 21 October 2021
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Hello ClareH, We are so happy that your enjoyed the After Dark Feeding tour and that you have been insipired to help conserve devils and quolls. Your lovely review has been passed onto Pru as your feedback is very much appreciated. Thank you for your support. Kind regards, The Devils @ Cradle team
Written 22 October 2021
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David P
Brisbane, Australia90 contributions
Brilliant place to visit and experience quolls and devils.
Rory gave us a brilliant tour, showed us around the quoll and tassie devil exhibits and gave us a great insight into the work the team do to repatriate quolls and devils into the wild.
Written 19 October 2021
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Hi DavidP, Your kind words have been passed onto Rory. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the sanctuary . We appreaciate your lovely review and your support. Kind regards, The Devils @ Cradle team
Written 22 October 2021
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Stu c
Adelaide, Australia22 contributions
Devil & quoll conservation
Sep 2021
We did the evening feeding tour, and arrived one hour early yo walk around and take photos. The facilities are excellent with informative guides who are passionate about animal conservation. Great for famnilies
Written 11 October 2021
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Hi Grumpycactus, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are ao glad you got to take some photos of our incredible animals and you enjoyed your time with us. Thank yoiu for your support. KInd regards, The Devils @ Cradle team
Written 22 October 2021
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Del678
Brisbane, Australia202 contributions
knowledgeable guides, loads of animals
We had a really knowledgeable guide. Answered all our questions. There were loads of animals. We were worried about going in day and not at feeding time but they have so many, chilling out in the sun and playing. Easy viewing for out little kids.
Written 7 October 2021
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Hi there A F, Thank you for your kind review. The Tasmanian devils, Eastern quolls and Spotted-tail quolls do indeed love to soak up some springtime sunshine. We sare so glad you enjoyed your time at t he sanctuary and that your kids had a good time too. Kind regards, The Devils @ Cradle team
Written 8 October 2021
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Stu c
Adelaide, Australia22 contributions
Tassie wildlife at your fingertips
Sep 2021
Get there before the tour commences and walk around the area to view the animals in the light and take some photos. It is a very interactive experience where you learn about the animals - Tassie Devils & quolls and see them being feed.
Written 5 October 2021
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Hi Grumpycactus, Thank you so much for review. We always encourage people to come before their tour so that they walk around the sanctuary . We are so glad you did this and got some photos of these amazing creatures. We hope you come and visit us again, Kind regards, The Devils @Cradle team
Written 8 October 2021
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