Things to do










A valid Parks Pass is required along with a ticket for the shuttle bus, which can be purchased at the Visitor Centre.  Please note the shuttle bus service is included as part of the Cradle Mountain Day Icon pass and as part of the Overland Track booking fee.  If you plan to visit other parks, more pass options are available HERE.

A shuttle bus service leaves from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre to the Dove Lake Viewing Shelter daily.  Shuttle bus times are seasonal and subject to change:

  • Summer (1 October – 31 March) 8:00am to 6:00pm every 10 to 15 minutes
  • Winter (1 April – 30 September) 9:00am to 5:00pm every 15 to 20 minutes



With limited food options on Cradle Mountain make sure you check out the below for sit down, take away food and beverage options:


Cradle Mountain Hotel | Altitude Restaurant

At Cradle Mountain Hotel, Altitude restaurant is offering offering breakfast, lunch (snack menu) and dinner.

Open 7 days

7am – 10am and 11am – 9pm


Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village | Hellyer’s Restaurant & Wilderness Lounge

As the highest restaurant in Tasmania, it offers a unique wilderness and alpine dining experience with fresh Tasmanian produce, boasting the only direct views of Cradle Mountain. Hampers, lunch, dinner and take away options available.

Open 7 days

The Wilderness Lounge

7:30 am – 9:00 pm | Barista Coffees, with Tasmanian wine, whisky, beers, and spirits available all day along with (take away from 12pm).

Hellyer’s Restaurant

Lunch | 12pm – 4pm

Takeaway | 12pm -9pm

Dinner | 5pm – 9pm (book online)


Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge | Tavern Bar & Bistro

No bookings required to come and enjoy a bistro style lunch and dinner in a warm, rustic atmosphere .

Open 7 days from 12pm – until late


Devils @ Cradle | Encounters 

Embark on a wild adventure at Devils @ Cradle, a Tasmanian devil sanctuary committed to preserving the island’s unique carnivorous marsupials. Nestled on the edge of the Cradle Mountain National Park World Heritage area, the facility offers day and night tours for an up-close encounter with these extraordinary creatures. With engaging keeper-guided tours, feeding sessions, and behind-the-scenes access, Devils @ Cradle is not just a sanctuary; it’s a fun-filled gateway to the conservation of Tasmania’s threatened species.


Cradle Canyons  | Canyoning, Kayaking, pack rafting 

Cradle is full of adventure offering Canyoning, Kayaking of Dove Lake and Pack Rafting.  Adventure  through the hidden wonders of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, navigate untouched canyoning.  From adrenaline-packed waterfall jumps, abseiling and swimming there’s an adventure suited for every comfort level and beyond.  Take a tour on the Iconic Dove Lake below the extraordinary Cradle Mountain in hand crafted King Billy Pine Kayaks.


Cradle Mountain Helicopters | Scenic flights

If you are short on time or need a birds eye view strap in for a unforgettable tour of Cradle Mountain and surrounds.  Tours meet all budget levels so book today.