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Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark provided by McDermott's Coaches

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Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark

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The Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, including many native Tasmanian animals. On this tour, venture into the park at dusk and enjoy a rare chance to spot nocturnal creatures in their natural habitat. With a local guide and flashlights, explore Mount Kate, the Weindorfers forest, and Ronny Creek; and look out for wildlife such as Tasmanian Devils, possums, wallabies, and wombats.
  • Night-time tour: spot rare and nocturnal wildlife
  • Guided walks by flashlight at two different locations
  • Look out for wild possums, wombats, and Tasmanian devils
  • Hassle free pickup and drop-off from your hotel
Important Information
Departure Point
McDermotts Cradle Mountain Tours, Shop 3/3845 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain TAS 7306, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide/s with full commentary
  • Torches
  • Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • National Park pass
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tour does not operate on Christmas Day.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Wet weather jackets are required, wet weather pants are optional
  • Warm clothing, beanie, gloves, fleece jacket
  • Don’t forget your camera!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Monica wrote a review Nov 8
2 contributions
Our tour Guide James was exceptionally friendly and very informative, as he drove us down to Ronnie creek, his knowledge about Cradle and the different animals around the park was truly sensational.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Emma K wrote a review Aug 2020
Towson, Maryland3 contributions
It was a blizzardy, snowy, rainy night but James warmed it up for us with his friendly nature and excellent commentary.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Response from CradleManager, Manager at Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark
Responded Aug 30, 2020
Hi 353emmak, Thanks for taking the time to review our tour. Our winter conditions are often a bit challenging. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and have passed on your great feed back to James.
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Jennifer A wrote a review Jun 2020
Hobart, Australia13 contributions
Fun night seeing so many more wildlife than are in view by day. We were driven to Ronnie Creek and Waldheim then walked along the boardwalk by moonlight. Our guide and spotter James gave wonderful details about the area and the wombats, pademelons, possums, wallabies and quolls
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Response from Katelyn091, Front Office Manager at Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark
Responded Jun 29, 2020
Thank you for your review, and supporting Tasmanian businesses during this time. We are glad you got value, learnt something from this tour and saw plenty of wildlife.
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Kimlet wrote a review Mar 2020
Southam, United Kingdom27 contributions5 helpful votes
Belinda was a star and drove the coach at night and we saw and were told so much by her. Well worth the money but my camera was not good enough to take many good pics. How Belinda managed to spot the animals and drive i JUST DONT KNOW BUT i CAN REALLY SAY THAT THIS WAS GOOD
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Katelyn091, Front Office Manager at Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Thank you for your shining review! I will be sure to let Belinda know you appreciated her tour, and her keen eye! We are pleased you enjoyed your sightings and the information provided.
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Carol H wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Excellent thoroughly enjoyed the experience James was ver knowledgeable about the animals and area James took us for a walk where We saw lots of wombats pandemelons We also spotted a quoll Stopped at Dove lake for a photo opportunity as well Beautiful area Australia is very
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Katelyn091, Front Office Manager at Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark
Responded Jan 15, 2020
Thanks Carol for your review, we are glad you got to experience our unique wildlife and beautiful scenery on our Night Spotting Tour.
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About the operator

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By: McDermott's Coaches
perfect introduction to Cradle Mountain
James was knowledgeable, and it wasn't just a rehearsed spiel - he could tell you about what you asked about. Very
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Shuttle bus
Quite a good service and the only way you can access Dove Lake at the moment. Regular stops in several locations a
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Really cool adventure
First time to experience rain after the first few weeks in Australia. Very beatiful walks, the lake is really prett
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Chris C
Highly recommended
After an early start from Richmond to get to Cradle Mountain by 11.00am, it was a relief that our tour still procee
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Cradle Mountain Summit Hike-an unforgettable experience-thanks James
A challenge that surpassed all expectations - the tour guide, James (a real professional) provided amazing support
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Cradle Mountain day tour
A very informative driver/tour guide provided us with a very enjoyable day. We saw the Mt through low clouds and l
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Cradle Mountain day tour with lunch
Excellent tour very informative tour guide was very knowledgeable and was really passionate about the mountain and
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Jenny S
Enjoyable tour with knowledgeable tour guide
What a great tour - certainly worth the day and all the twists and turns on the way to get there which would test
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Crater Lake Circuit Day Hike incl Marion Lookout
Everything about McDermott's Coaches was fantastic, right from initial enquiries to the booking to the actual tour
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Suzanne P
Excellent day out
We throughly enjoyed this full day tour and our tour guide Ben was so knowledgeable and able to answer any question
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Oliver K
Knowledgeable and Engaging Tour Guide David, Excellent Tour
Really excellent tour. The minibus driver and tour guide - David - had incredible knowledge of both Cradle Mountain
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Ann W
Daytrip Cradle Mnt Sheffield ex Burnie
Booked from Cunard Cruise ship. Belinda ws tour guide and coach driver. Excellent in every way. She wS extremely fr
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Tour guide.
We loved the information given to us on our night spotting tour of Cradle Mountain was very detailed and interestin
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A nature and history oriented tour
Cradle mountain itself is not always in the sun and this tour happened in cloudy weather. I went for the nature wa
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Grumpy tour guide - McDermott tasmania
I have visited many countries and done many tours - he’s the most grumpy fella I have across in my life who doesn’t
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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