Ryan and Zoie – why we volunteer

Meet Ryan and Zoie – volunteers who both enjoy nature and love travelling around Tasmania exploring wild places.  As well as studying for a Masters in IT, Ryan is an enthusiastic landscape photographer and Zoie works on a flower farm. They recently participated in a ‘Clean-up’ day with Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers and reflect on […]

Wombat Monitoring at Cradle Mountain

Did you know a group of wombats is called a wisdom? .   In partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers staff a wombat monitoring program at Cradle Mountain. On the last Saturday of each month, 2-3 volunteers walk transects in the hours preceding sunset to collect data on the local […]

Cheers, that’s the end of 2020!

Described as a year like no other, here’s 2020 as it turned out for Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers. Due to the  March arrival of COVID-19 in Tasmania, Branch activities came to a sudden halt just as volunteer teams were scheduled to conduct wombat monitoring and assist with the mass plant-out around the new Visitor Centre […]

New snow poles for Twisted Lakes

Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers Twisted Lakes Snow Pole Project or Round the Twist(ed Lakes) again! by Sally Simco, President, Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers The “WILD and Twisted” Snow pole Project was an initiative carried out by Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers (WCMV) over 2 years (2018, 2019) as part of their adopt-a-track programme at Cradle Mountain-Lake […]

Clean Up Australia Community Event at Cradle Mountain

A Clean Up Australia event will be held at Cradle Mountain on 1st March. The event is being organised by the Cradle Mtn Discovery Park in conjunction with the Parks and Wildlife Service. Anyone keen to support the Cradle Mountain Community is welcome to participate. Full details are on the Wildcare Calendar.https://wildcaretas.org.au/event/1000001616/ Registration is essential.

Back to Cradle for Bill

The highlands of Tasmania are unique and Cradle Mountain in particular holds a very special place in the hearts and memories of almost everyone who has been there. My first time to this magical place was the first of our annual family trips to Waldheim in the mid 1960s. A trip to Cradle Mountain always […]

Cradle Mountain Weekend Working Bee – In Photos

Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers Working Bee –  6th and 7th of April Snow pole preparation:   Mt Kate Hut Ceiling and Maintenance:           —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Track work Pruning:  

Visitor Centre Volunteer Program At Cradle Mountain

The Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre has welcomed Wildcare volunteers this summer.  Volunteers are an important part of the Parks & Wildlife visitor services team with the contribution enabling to extend the service and activities on offer. While the program is still running (to February), volunteers have assisted in delivering a visitor experience that is educational, […]

Visit the Valley this Year

We’ve been repainting the place: ​     Pruning the tracks: ​     Repairing the boardwalk wire:   ​     Rebuilding the fence (at the Mt Kate Hut): ​   ​       Revegetating some degraded areas (near Lake Lea and the helipad): ​       Taking the boat for a […]


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