Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park

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Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Services.

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Services.

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Services.

FROM $10.00

Day Pass Adult - $25.00

Day Pass Child (5 to 17) - $10.00

Family (2A,3C) - $60.00

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Overview

Highlights

Cradle Mountain is Tasmania's most recognisable landmark and one of Tasmania's most visited attractions. Located at the northern end of the Cradle Mountain Lake-St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain is part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area. The surrounding landscape of ancient rainforest and alpine lands with colourful beech makes for any number of beautiful walks. There's a visitor centre on the park boundary with an interpretive display, ranger station, park information, walker registration and up-to-date weather reports.

There's no town at Cradle Mountain, however there's a wide range of accommodation in the Cradle Valley area, from an excellent campground to a luxury wilderness lodge. There are many superb short walks from the visitor centre and the Dove Lake car park, 14 kilometres further on. A five kilometre wooden boardwalk links the ranger station to Dove Lake, giving visitors an easy way to explore the park.

A free shuttle bus takes visitors into the park and if you choose to walk part of the way the shuttle will pick you up at various points along the road.

Activities

  • Bush walking | hiking
  • Sight-seeing
  • Photography

Facilities

  • Walking trails
  • Free shuttle bus
  • Visitor centre
  • Various accommodation options from camping to luxury lodges.
  • Picnic areas 
  • Barbecues
  • Toilets

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements..
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park and camping fees apply for Tasmanian National Parks. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Weather conditions in Tasmania can change quickly and frequently, especially in alpine areas. Snow, rain, wind and sun are all possible at any time of the year, and bushfires can occur between October and March.

Photo credits: Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Services.


Location & Supplier

Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park

Address: Cradle Mountain, Tas 7306

FROM $10.00

Day Pass Adult - $25.00

Day Pass Child (5 to 17) - $10.00

Family (2A,3C) - $60.00

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11 people have added this to their Bucket List

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