Cradle Mountain Wombats

May 27, 2015

Though I tried, I haven’t had enough time to get through all the Day 4 photographs I took on our Tassie trip yet in order to post them today.ย  They will focus around our visit to Port Arthur!ย  Oh it was a cold and wet day that day but oh my what a beautiful spot!ย  Hopefully I will have these photos ready for Wordless Wednesday next week! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, in the meantime, for this week’s Wordless Wednesday I thought I’d do something a little different and share a video of a mother wombat and her baby that we came across at Cradle Mountain.ย  There’s something quite magical about coming across an animal in its natural habitat rather than in say a zoo enclosure for example!ย  If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this before.

Sadly I didn’t have my camera with me when we spotted these wombats but luckily I had my phone with me!ย  This short video and the featured image/collage used for this post were all shot with my phone.

Mumma and Bubba wombats in the wild at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. #wombat #wombats #cradlemountain #tasmania

A video posted by Min (@writeofthemiddle) on

Ciao for now,


Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for #WordlessWednesday

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  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit May 27, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Wombats are the cutest things!

    • Reply Min May 27, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      They sure are! They are much bigger than I imagined. The mum was HUGE!

  • Reply Toni @ Finding Myself Young May 27, 2015 at 11:21 am

    OMG how lucky are you guys seeing them in the wild. So cute!

    • Reply Min May 27, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      It was a lovely treat! I had just packed my camera away in the car and we were headed to find somewhere to eat lunch when we spotted them. The crowds soon came ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply PatrickC May 27, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Wombats and Platypus are two of my favourite animals. They look beautiful, their disposition is pretty good and they are quizzical creatures. I’m so pleased you were able to see them in their natural environment. What a great little video.



    • Reply Min May 27, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Thanks Patrick! It was a real thrill to come across these wombats! Lovely to see a mother and baby together. I looked out for platypus but sadly didn’t see any. The video is actually much longer but of course Instagram cuts them off – only allowing short videos! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Michelle @ An Organised Life May 27, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Tassie is on my list of places I’d love to visit with the kids soon. My parents have been several times and it looks just so amazing. How wonderful to get so close to a wombat!

    • Reply Min May 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      I’ve been wanting to go to Tassie for a long, long time. Still can’t quite believe I finally got there! It’s gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sonia Life Love Hiccups May 27, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    OMG sooo cute x

    • Reply Min May 28, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Very cute – but gee that Mama Wombat was a big woman! lol ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  • Reply Lisa Wood May 28, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Oh how beautiful to see Wombats in the Wild. I was wondering where Cradle Mountain was, looks amazing. One day we will get to Tasmania ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply Min May 29, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      It was fabulous to stumble across those wombats and luckily they didn’t seem to mind a bunch of humans gawking at them! Hope you get to Tasmania – it’s so beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

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