Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark

Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark

2 hours Cradle Mountain, Australia

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Join us on a 2-hour tour for all ages as we travel into the National Park for a night spotting adventure searching for the locals including wallabies, wombats, possums and maybe even a devil.

• Chance to see pademelons, wombats, possums, potoroos, quolls and wallabies
• Dusk and sunset walks
• Waldheim Chalet and Weindorfers forest walk
• Mount Kate hut and surrounding board walks


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!


  • Professional guide/s with full commentary
  • Torches
  • Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off


  • Food and drinks
  • National Park pass

Departure Point

McDermotts Cradle Mountain Tours, Shop 3/3845 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain TAS 7306, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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


3 Reviews

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Casey H March 2020

We did the late tour which was fantastic. Very knowledgable and enthusiastic local guide and heaps of active wildlife (We even spotted an elusive quoll!). It was great to see and stroll parts of Cradle Mountain Park at night. The McDermotts bus was comfortable with plenty of room to move around and see.


Sarah v January 2020

Our tour guide Rita was brilliant and it was obvious that she was delighted to show us the amazing animals (wombats, possums, quolls, pademelons and wallabies) that we were lucky enough to see on our tour! The kids and I loved it and leant a lot about the animals that inhabit Cradle Mountain!


Robin L January 2020

Very much fun to have a night out with guide Andie and our other fellow explorers! Next to spotting some wildlife, the people in the bus quickly became a family. A recommondation for sure! Only drawbacks? Not all windows in the bus can open and the tour feels just too darn short!

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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