Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the oldest private conservation areas in Tasmania. Now that is pretty special!
Set across 380 hectares, this wildlife sanctuary is located 40km north of Hobart, and not only do you get to encounter some amazing wildlife, but there is history too!
Chauncy 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.
And the history? Day Dawn, the house at Chauncy Vale, is of particular interest as the home of distinguished children's author, Nan Chauncy, and built between 1916 and 1918. Open the first Sunday of the month, it's a great insight into life around a century ago, and is a great learning experience for the kids!
Are you ready to explore beautiful nature? We are, so let's go!