Jan
14
2013

Mountain Valley Wilderness Holidays

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Take a journey to a spectacular eco retreat nestled among the mountains of North West Tasmania, where you can sit back and unwind with Mountain Valley Wilderness Holidays.

The eco retreat-wildlife habitat houses six cosy log cabins on a private nature reserve, providing the perfect getaway spot from the daily stresses of the fast-paced city life.

Mountain Valley is a "sanctuary for wildlife" with many animals including wallabies, brushtail possums, platypus and the native Tasmanian devil calling the reserve home.

You can also expect to spot lots of other wildlife during your stay such as sugar gliders, wombats, echidnas and quolls.

For those hungry for adventure, exploring the cave system in the Mountain Valley Private Nature Reserve may just be the tour that's right up your alley.

The Glow Worm Grotto trip will have you standing in awe of these cave creatures as they light up the eerie darkness.

If you feel brave enough to venture further into the cave, you can jump on board an extended tour to learn about the karst formations and the cave creatures.

You will make a visit to the Mostyn Hardy Cave, known for its range of cave fauna, and housing Tasmanian cave spiders, glow worms and cave crickets.

Stretch your legs with a fantastic hike, where you can explore the Leven Canyon, Black Bluff Mountain and Winterbrook Falls.

The Penguin/Cradle walk is a five-day journey that will have you travelling through the Dial Range, Gunns Plains, Leven Canyon, Loongana, over the Black Bluff Mountain range and through to Tasmania's iconic Cradle Mountain.

The Winterbrook Falls hike is an approximately  four to five hour return walk through temperate rainforest, passing mature stands of Blackwood, King Billy pine, Myrtles and Eucalyptus along the trail.

You'll also be able to spot the remains of a piners settlement on your journey, containing an intact saw pit where King Billy was sawn.

Make sure to have your camera on you to capture amazing views of the falls and rock escarpment from the lookout point, with the falls dropping 200m off the mountainside.

Signage at the entrance to the retreat

The nearby river to explore

Curious Quoll on the steps - critter time

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