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Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark

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Safety measures
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Tasmania is home to one-of-a-kind wildlife, but many of the most beloved animals are out of sight during the day. This after-dark wildlife spotting excursion to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park lets you see nocturnal possums, wallabies, wombats, and perhaps Tasmanian devils while they’re most active. Your guide takes you to the best places to spot the animals and provides flashlights.
  • Your guide takes you to the best spots to see active nocturnal animals
  • See the animals from the bus and during hikes
  • Visit Waldheim Chalet, Weindorfers Forest Walk, and Mount Kate Hut
  • Pickup and drop-off from Cradle Mountain hotels
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Professional guide/s with full commentary
Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off
Food and drinks
National Park pass

Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY McDermotts Coaches

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

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark.
What is the maximum group size during Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark?
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Runs for a few hours, which is long enough to stay at night in colder weather." See review


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Memorable encounter
, Mar 2021
So many animals with such great explanation of the animals and their habitat. Our guide, Belinda, was so knowledgeable and made it a truly memorable experience. It really set us for the rest of our time in this amazing World Heritage park.
We had the absolute BEST...
, Mar 2021
We had the absolute BEST time on the after-dark wildlife spotting tour! I am so glad we decided to do it. It was like nothing I have ever experienced before. James, our guide, was exceptional. Would definitely do it again and recommend to others. 10/10!!! See for yourself!
, Mar 2021
James was great. Loved our few hours and even saw spotted quoll and an eastern quoll. Got lots of info about wildlife which was very interesting. Loved the Wombats
Great Experience
, Mar 2021
This was an amazing experience, we had a great tour guide, she was excellent, we were very lucky to experience the appearance of many Possums, Wallabies, Wombats & a Quoll, this was done in their own environment, and got to experience what they see at night. Runs for a few hours, which is long enough to stay at night in colder weather.
Excellent, highly recommend
, Dec 2020
Seeing wild animals in their environment was excellent. Very knowledgeable and professional guide. Tour started right on time.
Cradle at night
, Mar 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.
, Jan 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!
After dark wildlife spotting in Cradle mountain
, Jan 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!

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