Things to do





What takes your fancy?

The adventure starts the moment you decide to visit, and all you’ve got to do is pick your pace. You’re best to take your time here, the pace moves a little slower but isn’t that why you’re here?

Eating and drinking your way along the Tasting Trail will take some time, with over 50 producers from Launceston to Smithton. It’s a no judgement zone if you want second lunches, in fact it’s encouraged, but your eyes may be bigger than your stomach and you’ll need a few extra days. We know, sounds tough.

If you’re an art or history buff, we’ve got it in spades. They don’t call Burnie the ‘City of Makers‘ for nothing, and Sheffield is quite literally a canvas. You’ll find the remnants of times passed, old railway lines along the river Don and historic sites perched on the hill in Stanley. After something a bit more fast paced and jam packed? We’ve got you. Hiking, caving, and mountain bike riding are all on the cards, and our roaring forty winds can be quite useful for kite surfing.

Finding gems off the beaten track, the side trips and detours are where all the fun is. The hidden staircase for lovers, accessed only by boat or kayak in Corinna. The walkway to the Edge of the World, where the wind may just blow you straight off. The volcanic plug standing watch over a seaside town just as you turn right off the highway. We’re not hiding them, they’re just waiting for you to explore.  

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Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain)

​​Cradle Mountain is a place of exceptional natural beauty in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. From moss-covered rainforests and deep river gorges to snow-covered mountains, wild alpine moorlands and glacial…
Cradle Mountain Tour Walks

Cradle Mountain & Walls of Jerusalem Pack-Free walk – Life’s an Adventure

Experience hiking in Cradle Mountain National Park without having to carry heavy packs. You’ll explore Crater Lake, Lake Lila, Dove Lake and for those who are up to the challenge a walk to the…
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Cradle Mountain Canyons

Discover the secret side of Cradle Mountain on canyoning, packrafting or Dove Lake kayak tour. Canyoning involves putting on a wetsuit and helmet and swimming, floating, abseiling, walking and jumping your way through a…
Wesley Vale Transport

Cradle Mountain Coaches

The favourite Bushwalkers bus for walking clubs, schools and independent travellers. We have been operating for 45 years, previously known as Maxwell Coaches and Tiger Wilderness Tours. Our name now truly represents Tasmania, Cradle…
Cradle Mountain Tour

Cradle Mountain Helicopters

Cradle Mountain Helicopters offer scenic flights over the wonderous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and beyond. Our pilots and support staff are all local Tasmanians who will always do their best to provide…
Cradle Mountain Transport

Cradle Mountain Transport Service – McDermotts Coaches

Launceston/Cradle Mountain/Launceston transport service has guaranteed departures daily during the summer season and four days per week in the off-season. Cradle Mountain is the starting point for the world famous Overland Track, a magnificent…
Cradle Mountain Information Services

Cradle Mountain Visitor Information Centre

On the park boundary the visitor centre has an interpretive display, ranger station, park information, walker registration and up-to-date weather reports. Alpine weather changes rapidly always carry waterproof gear, even on summer day walks….
Cradle Mountain Attraction

Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery

The Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery is a purpose-built gallery showcasing works from Tasmanian and visiting artists in a wild setting. It’s provides an opportunity for artists to present their work in one of Australia’s…
Cradle Mountain Attraction HikingWalks

Cradle Summit – Great Short Walk

Cradle Summit is one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks. The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania’s day walking opportunities. 8 hrs return, 12.8km, 600m climb in elevation. Walk includes crossing…
Cradle Mountain Attraction HikingWalks

Crater Lake – Great Short Walk

Crater Lake is one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks. The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania’s day walking opportunities. 2 hour circuit, 5.7km circuit. Grade 3. This beautiful walk around…