Cradle Mountain Tasmania

"Is this the most beautiful spot in Tasmania?"

Cradle Mountain Tasmania is arguably one of the most picturesque sights in Tazzie. Seeing it on a clear day is awe inspiring but is actually quite difficult to achieve. Tasmania is not blessed with the best weather so you have to be very luck indeed to catch this amazing site.

It certainly is a wonderful part of the world and a great example of Australia National Parks

Whatever your view, Cradle Mountain is a MUST do for your trip!

Getting to Cradle Mountain takes more time than you think given the hair pin bends involved!

  • On route, visit nice villages where you can stop for refreshments (eg Deloraine)
  • Visit the wildlife park at Trowunna where you can see Tasmanian devils, Koalas, Kangaroos and lots more.
  • Once at Cradle Mountain, I’d suggest doing the walk around Dove Lake. This is the classic photo that you have no doubt seen of Cradle Mountain Tasmania with the reflection of the mountain in a lake infront of it. That’s Dove Lake and the walk is easy, probably taking about an hour. Look out for Wombats and other wildlife on your way round.
  • For the serious walkers amongst you, Cradle Mountain Tasmania marks the start of the Overland Track, a 6 day hike across stunning scenery and wilderness to Mount St Clair. It’s a hard walk and attracts thousands of international walkers every year. Accommodation is in huts or at campsites along the way and there is a national park fee of $160 if you choose to walk during peak season. You need to book yourself in early to take part in the walk and secure yourself some accommodation. There are also organised tours if you prefer the idea of having a guide with you.
  • Where to stay

  • Cradle Mountain Lodge – run by Voyages from $350 – brilliant for location and tours. A bit pricey as its run by Voyages
  • Lemonthyme lodge, just outside Cradle Mountain. Slightly cheaper and less convenient than the Wilderness lodge. Nice food and some wildlife.
  • Budget - Discovery Holiday Park - cabins from $200
  • For a cabin experience stay at Highlanders Cottage , very cosy. Homely and some wildlife. Very peaceful. From $120

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