Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery Reopens with Stellar Aurora Australis Photography Exhibition

The Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery has reopened at NRMA Parks and Resorts’ Cradle Mountain Hotel in Tasmania’s Central Highlands. To celebrate is a launch exhibition featuring some of Tasmania’s starring photographers and their incredible captures of the Aurora Australis natural light show, often known as the ‘Southern Lights’.

The Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery is an extensive nine-room art experience on the edge of the UNESCO-listed Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area that showcases Tasmania photographers, Aboriginal art and sculpture. The gallery is dedicated to celebrating and showcasing local artists, the wilderness around Cradle Mountain and the stories of Tasmania.

The Aurora Island exhibition is now showing at the newly reopened gallery and showcases the work of Tasmanian photographers who have captured the Aurora Australis in extraordinary ways while providing insight into the science and history of this spectacular visual phenomenon.

Visitors are encouraged to stroll through the exhibitions at leisure to get a feel for the diverse beauty of the land and skyscape before enjoying a drink or a meal in the hotel’s popular Altitude Restaurant and Lounge Bar or exploring the refreshed retail space. Cradle Mountain Hotel General Manager Adam Barnett has overseen the reopening of the gallery space and is excited to reveal the exhibition showcasing the beauty of the Southern Lights seen from Tasmania to visitors.

‘On behalf of everyone at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, I’m thrilled to reopen the space with this wonderful exhibition showcasing the awe-inspiring beauty of Aurora Australis captured by our talented local artists and photographers,’ Mr Barnett said. ‘The Aurora Island collection of photographs celebrates the sought-after celestial phenomenon as well as the creative spirit of our community,’ he said.

The Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery is open daily, 9am to 5pm with free admission. It’s located approximately 2.5-hours’ drive west of Launceston (144 km) or 4.5-hours’ drive northeast of Hobart (302 km).