Accommodation near Cradle Mountain

Activities

 

Trout Fishing
Silver Mine
Spot Lighting
Bird Watching
Pony Riding

Trout Fishing
Our dams are stocked with Rainbow Trout. Tasmanian fishing licence is required - fly or lure and catch and release only. Ready access to many of the highland lakes and the Mersey and Dasher rivers for excellent trout fishing in season.

Silver Mine
Visit the1870's Silver Mine and marvel at the work accomplished with basic tools.
Check on the growth of the stalactites and while avoiding the cave spiders don't miss the glow-worms.

Spotlighting
"Pat a Possum or two" on our native animal spotlighting excursion and meet the cheeky brush tail possums that pop in for their "tea". As we are surrounded by crown land Pademelons (rufus wallaby) are plentiful while ringtail possums, sugar gliders and various owls make less frequent appearances.
The devils and quolls (native cats) are here but they are more scared of us than we are of them and while we see frequent evidence of their passing they are seldom seen on our walks.

On a clear night the skies, undimmed by pollution or city lights, are magnificent.

Bird Watching

Jim Hunter a local resident offers 2-3 hour guided walks right here at the foot of Mt Roland. 25 to 35 species are usually seen on these walks, including up to 6 endemics

Yellow Wattle Bird Field Wren
Tasmanian Native Hen Pink Robin
Black Currawong Flame Robin
Green Rosella Scarlet Robin
Dusky Robin Black Cockatoo
Tasmanian Thornbill Wedge-Tailed Eagle
Tasmanian (Brown) Scrub wren Bassian Thrush
Scrub Tit Satin Flycatcher
Yellow Throated Honeyeater Black Headed Honeyeater
Strong Billed Honeyeater  
Clinking Currawong  
Tasmanian Masked Owl  

Pony Riding
Pony Rides for Children (led on foot) 20 min for $20.00

Varied track along the edge of the property with lovely views of the resort and Mt Roland for those who want to experience horse riding and build confidence.

All saddlery and riding helmets provided.

Meet the Team:

Mac
Half drafty paint gelding 14.5 hands. The glamour boy with eyelashes the girls could die for. A very friendly fellow who can be lazy on the trail, if you let him.

Misty
Half Arab grey/white mare 14 hands. A beautiful lady who never puts a foot wrong on a ride but is at her prettiest when avoiding being caught. Hates to be left behind.

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