Things to do





Iconic Cradle Mountain is a place of exceptional natural beauty in the heart of the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area. From ancient rainforests to snow-covered mountain peaks, and glacial lakes, the park is known all over the world for its diverse and breath-taking landscapes.  This spectacular national park provides plenty of opportunity to encounter iconic Tasmanian wildlife including the Tasmanian Devil along the world-class walking tracks available to explore.  These tracks range from shorter walks that pass through beautiful old-growth rainforest to the legendary Overland Track from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair.  For day trip visitors, take the two hour walk around picturesque Dove Lake or the Weindorfers Forest Walk. Whether you are with the family, hiking boots aren’t your thing or a serial adventurist, Cradle Mountain can be enjoyed in a number of different ways including Canyoning, Kayaking on Dove Lake, meeting the local Devils amongst many other things.

Need to know before you go…

National Parks Pass & Shuttle Service

A valid Parks Pass is required along with a ticket for the shuttle bus which can be organised at the Visitor Centre or by purchasing online HERE.  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.​

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