National Parks / Natural World
Chauncey Vale Bagdad
Where is it at?
Chauncy Vale Road
Tel: 3 6259 3011
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).
How much does it cost?
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..