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,
Wildlife is in abundance in this spectacular national park, providing plenty of opportunities to encounter wombats, echidna, quolls, platypus and the iconic Tasmanian devil.
The Park offers a world-class system of walking tracks to explore; ranging from shorter walks that pass through beautiful old-growth rainforest to the legendary Overland Track. This world-famous six-day 80km trek stretches from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair, the deepest lake in Australia.
For day trip visitors, take the two hour walk around picturesque Dove Lake or the Weindorfers Forest Walk. Perfect for families, the forest walk leaves from Weindorfers Chalet, the rustic former home of Gustav and Kate Weindorfer, who played a key role in the preservation of this area.
If hiking boots and backpacks aren’t your thing, Cradle Mountain can be enjoyed in a number of different ways. Lake St. Clair boating tours are available as well as horseback riding, quad biking, canoeing (summer), fly fishing (seasonal), mountain biking and wildlife tours.