Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park VKFF-0117

Marija and I left Mole Creek (16th November 2022) and headed to the northern section of the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park VKFF-0117. We had booked in for the Sunset Experience at Devils@Cradle.

We had seen the southern side of the park during our stay at Lake St Clair Lodge, and it was interesting to get a quick look at the northern side of the park.

We had a little bit of time up our sleeve, so we decided to do a quick activation of the park from the 4WD. We ran the Icom IC-7000, 100 watts, and the Codan 9350 self tuning antenna.

Marija worked the following station on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK6MB/p (VKFF-2955)

I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK3PF
  2. VK2IO
  3. VK3ACZ
  4. VK4FW
  5. VK8MM
  6. VK2MET
  7. VK1AO
  8. VK5ZLT

I worked the following stations on 20m SSB:-

  1. VK4NH
  2. VK4DXA
  3. VK6MB/p (VKFF-2955)
  4. VK4TJ
  5. ZL3MR
  6. IW2BNA
  7. UT5PI
  8. VK4FW
  9. VK8MM
  10. OK2RZ

We then headed to Devils@Cradle which is a Tasmanian Devil sanctuary located on the edge of the National Park. It is a breeding and conservation facility for the Tasmanian Devil, the Spotted Quoll, and the Eastern Quoll.

We were able to get up and close with a little Tasmanian Devil joey.

After the Tassie Devils were fed, it was our time to indulge in a glass of wine, beer and some sweet treats around the campfire.

It was an amazing experience at Devils@Cradle. We then slowly made our way back to Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat. On our way out of the park we encountered a Wombat.

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