Cradle Mountain forms the northern end of the wild Cradle Mt – Lake St Clair National Park, itself a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The jagged contours of Cradle Mountain epitomise the feel of a wild landscape, while ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands, buttongrass and stands of colourful deciduous beech provide a range of environments to explore. Icy streams cascading out of rugged mountains stands of ancient pines mirrored in the still waters of glacial lakes and a wealth of wildlife ensure there is always something to captivate you. The area is one of the most popular natural areas in Tasmania. A visit will reveal why.
Cradle is the starting point for the world-famous Overland Track, a magnificent 6-day walk that will take you through the heart of some of the finest mountain terrain.
For all snow and road closure or condition advisories, please contact the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre: phone 03 6492 1110.
The Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park shares a “Twin Parks” agreement with the World Heritage-listed Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve in the People’s Republic of China.
Changes to private vehicle access to Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain
Visitors are advised that from 22 October 2018, private vehicle access between the visitor centre and Dove Lake (along Dove Lake Road) will be restricted during shuttle bus operating hours. More information is available on the Cradle Mountain access page.