Hear the Devils Grunt

Devils @ Cradle Mountain


Located within Cradle Mountain National Park, the Devils @ Cradle sanctuary is part of the nationwide Captive Breeding Program, established to create an insurance population of devils in light of the tragic facial tumours threatening the species. The facility offers various programs, including the opportunity to enjoy a dinner, or watch the devils feed after dark, when they are more active. Programs teach you all about Australia’s largest marsupial carnivore, and watching them grunt, snort and feast is quite an experience.

Length of Trip : You can visit during the day. The night time feeding and tour takes about 2 hours.

Cost :
Click here for the latest program pricing at Devils @ Cradle.

Best time to go : Open year round

Wheelchair friendly : Contact Devils @ Cradle to make arrangements.

Family friendly : Yes

Where to eat :
We recommend these establishments when in Cradle Mountain:
Highland Restaurant
Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village Restaurant

Official Site :

Where to Stay :
We recommend staying with our partner, Discovery Parks in Cradle Mountain. .

Getting There :
The Devils @ Cradle conservation sanctuary is located adjacent to the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park. The park is located about 4 hours drive from Hobart, and 2 hours drive from Launceston.

Note from Robin :
You can encounter devils around the country, but they’re Tasmanian creatures, and Devils@Cradle is the best place to see and learn about them. I was expecting more of a smell, given their reputation for skunkiness, although their grunts are pretty fierce. The facility is also a great opportunity to learn more about and encounter the quoll, Australia's apex marsupial predator.


Welcome to Devils @ Cradle


Viewing Deck


Hello Little Devil


Nipping for Dominance


A Powerful Set of Jaws