SELF GUIDED ACTIVITIES

Feeding the Cows

Highland Cow Feeding

 

Tarraleah Estate has a resident herd of Scottish Highland Cows which occasionally have calves.  Our guests are able to buy cownuts from reception and hand feed them at the fence. They are not a fierce as they look and will eat from your hand. But take care with those horns and whatever you do don’t forget to bring your camera!

Tarraleah Walks

 

Tarraleah Estate consists of 300 acres of which guests are able to wander with 4 of its own bush walks for to explore.

Big-Tree-Walk

Tarraleah Falls Track

 

We have our very own waterfall and its stunning! All you have to do is cross the pipes next to the lodge and take a 25-minute walk through beautiful man fern glades, down a few stairs to a cantilever platform overlooking the waterfall.

 

Eagle Track

 

It’s not called the Eagle track for anything.  A nearby eagle’s nest means there’s a good chance you’ll witness a Wedge Tailed Eagles exceptional aerobatics or witness a new family learning to fly. 

 

This 1-hour return walk takes you along the escarpment to enjoy some stunning views and also links with the Quoll track, giving you the opportunity for a 2-hour walk. 

 

Suitable for those with average fitness as there are some ups and downs.  Not suitable for bikes or prams.

 

To find it walk through the village and past cottage 18.  Keep walking for about 70 metres and you will see the sign on your right pointing downhill, featuring a track bordered by stones.  Follow the signs from here.

 

Spotted-tail Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) - Devils @ Cradle, Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary

Quoll Track

 

This great 45-minute walk takes you around the lake, through the cow paddock into a beautiful tree-fern forest.  You will meander through tick tree ferns and open glades and past huge trees.  The forest abounds with wildlife and an evening walk will assure you plenty wildlife viewing, maybe even a site of the elusive quoll.

 

Tarraleah Estate Big Tree Walking Track

Big Tree Walk

 

Take a ramble through the woods. This pretty area is also used by the highland cows, so be prepared to share the path with the hairy folk. There are several huge trees on this walk which we believe to have been missed by the early settlers’ saws and estimated to be around 350 years old. Directions. Walk up the main road towards the golf course. Take the right hand road signposted to the golf course and walk until you come to the first gate on the left (it’s opposite the cattle pens). Climb over the gate and follow the track and the sign posts.