Cradle Mountain, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

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One of Tasmania's most visited natural attractions and home to the famous Tasmanian devil, Cradle Mountain draws tourists with its beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife. The mountain is situated within a national park that encompasses rugged peaks, grasslands, alpine heaths, ancient rainforests, and glacial lakes. Start your hike to the summit from the Dove Lake early in the morning. The climb is long and can be difficult for inexperienced (or out of shape) tourists. When you reach the peak, your effort will be awarded with memorable views over Tasmanian wilderness. Put Cradle Mountain and other Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park attractions into our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Loved cradle mountain. Easy shuttle in and out of Dove Lake from the visitors centre. The circuit took us 1h50min. We weren’t going fast either. Beautiful! Well worth it. We also saw an echindna and a...  more »
  • We paid for a National Parks pass for our trip so going here was a must do. it cost us nothing and we took full advantage of the Free shuttle bus to all the different walking stops, meant that we didn...  more »
  • High light of our trip to Tasmania. Spectacular. Even my teenage sons appreciated the magnificent view.  more »
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  • Exciting place to take the family. The snow was nice and thick and wildlife were abundant.
  • Amazing place. Great walks. A little confusing regarding entry to the park but the staff at the information center are very helpful.
  • Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is a national tourism treasure and a nirvana for nature lovers. Sparkling lakes, serrated dolerite peaks, alpine heathland, and dense forests characterize the raw, glacier-carved wilderness here, and 1,616-meter Mount Ossa is one of the park's most distinctive features and the highest point in Tasmania. As you might expect, hiking here is fantastic. Favorites include theWeindorfer Walk, a six-kilometer loop through dense forests, and Lake Dove Walk, with breathtaking vistas of Cradle Mountain (1,545 meters). Stand on the summit of Cradle Mountain, and you can soak up stunning views of the central highlands. Experienced hikers can also tackle the famous 80-kilometerOverland Track, which runs south from Cradle Valley to stunning Lake St. Clair, Australia's deepest lake. Keep an eye out for Tasmanian devils, wombats, wallabies, pademelons, and platypus among the many species of weird and wonderful wildlife.
  • Our last stop during our small camper van trip in Tasmania, wish we had come here first, this place definitely needs more than one day, weather was cloudy but the location was beautiful, gear yourself with winter wear as it gets cold with altitude. Tour guides and bus service is awesome, bus every 20mins and they will let you decide what walk to do depending on how much time you want to be there before 5pm
  • Beautiful! Have gone back many times and the last time I was there it snowed that night! So quiet!
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