Devils@Cradle Tasmanian Devil



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Devils@Cradle Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary

Devil@Cradle Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary is a wildlife conservation park located at Cradle Mountain near the entrance of the World Heritage area of the Cradle Mountain National Park. Their main focus is in Tasmanian devils as well as other carnivorous marsupials like Spotted-tail Quoll and Eastern Quoll. The sanctuary covers a total area of 10 hectare of bushland with grasslands habitants and forest.

There is a Visitors Centre that displays some education displays like a devils den that is visible from inside the Centre or from the outdoor viewing deck. You can take a guided tour around the sanctuary and get close with the Tasmanian devil besides getting some knowledge about them.

Feel free to walk around the sanctuary and see the animals in their dens playing, searching for food and sun baking. You will find adults, baby devils and juveniles housed in natural settings.

Events at the park

At night, feeding tours operate daily at 5:30 pm. Devils are generally more active at night and you will see them in their activities using environmentally sensitive lighting.

The sanctuary operates a captive breeding program to maintain a possible captive population in order to release and reintroduce them to the wild at a later stage. The breeding program has so far been successful with five devils raised in the first breeding season and eleven young raised in the second breeding season. Some of these animals will be released to the wild while others will be sent to other zoos and sanctuaries to help in breeding programs. There is also a rehabilitation program that has been running to rear orphaned baby devils and rehabilitate the injured animals to release them back to the wild.

Address: 3950 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain (500m before the National Park)
Phone: 03 6492 1491
Fax: 03 6492 1451
Timing: 10am to 4pm (daily)
Admission Price:

  • Adult $15
  • Concession $13.50
  • Child $10
  • Family (2 Adults - 1 Child) $40
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