SHARE // A memorable day outdoors with friends and family.
EXPLORE // natural beauty & wildlife that inspired many award winning books
DISCOVER // A rich heritage, culture and history of a unique
Tasmanian landscape and it's people
Chauncy Vale is a natural reserve, not a place that is set up to care for injured wildlife. Please contact Bonorong Wildlife Hospital & Rescue on 0447 264625 if you need assistance with injured wildlife.
Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary, was established in 1946 and is one of the oldest private conservation areas in Tasmania.
It was inspiration and home to Nan Chauncy - A multi award winning author of children's adventure novels.
Nan's writing captured a vivid picture of the Tasmanian landscape, it's people and it's living creatures that were "real" life, not the mechanisation and gadgets of modern society.
She wrote to share her love of Tasmania- Her island shaped like a heart.
day dawn: nan chauncy's home
Step back in time and explore a living museum, the Chauncy family home. Discover the simple and sustainable way of life, lived by Nan and Anton Chauncy.
"A beautiful reminder of the past, that evokes thought about how we often want and take more than we need"
OPENING TIMES & FEES
Chauncy Vale is open 8 am to sunset daily, with the exception of days with total fire ban in the Southern Region (check www.fire.tas.gov.au)
Entry fee is $2.00 per adult (No charge for children)
For "Day Dawn Cottage", the Chauncy family home, It is necessary to make an appointment. Entry fee to day dawn is $2.00 per adult.
For school groups visiting "Day Dawn", there is a $20 fee per group (restricted to 15 at a time).
please note - dogs are not permitted in the reserve
At Chauncy Vale, we’re extremely proud of our amazing events and programs and guarantee you’ll have a great and memorable time.
See our events calendar below to find out what’s up and coming and make sure to check back often to never miss out on any of our events.