National Parks / Natural World

Chauncey Vale Bagdad

Where is it at?

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Chauncey Vale
Chauncy Vale Road
Tel: 3 6259 3011


Chauncy Vale is located 40km north of Hobart and 4km east of the township of Bagdad. It is the top end of a narrow valley running east-west between the Midland Highway and the Coal River Valley.

Where are we going today?

Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the oldest private conservation areas in Tasmania.

The Vale is visited by bushwalkers, bird watchers, field naturalist groups, picnicking family groups and school parties. There is a carpark with bus turning circle plus several areas suitable for picnics and gatherings. Rudimentary facilities include pit toilets, barbecues and a day shelter hut with wide verandahs. Some formed tracks lead to points of interest such as Secret Cave, Brown's Caves Creek and Guvy's Lagoon. Near the main carpark is an information shelter from where a path leads up and through the garden to the house where Nan Chauncy's work and items of interest are displayed.

Day Dawn, the house at Chauncy Vale, is of particular interest as the home of distinguished children's author, Nan Chauncy (1900 to 1970).

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$2
  • ChildrenFree

When can we go?

Open 9 am to sunset daily except on days of total fireban in 62 phone area.

Any Top Tips?

Take torches or play maps etc for cave exploration..

What people are saying?

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    Have visited this wonderful place since i was young. A beautiful place in tasmania

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