Backpacking Cradle Mountain

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    COME AND EXPLORE TASMANIA'S MOST FAMOUS NATURAL ATTRACTION - CRADLE MOUNTAIN: Photo - Sean McInerney, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    THERE ARE PLENTY OF GREAT WALKS TO SEE SOME SPECTACULAR VIEWS: Photo - George Apostolidis, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    DISCOVER THE RUGGED MOUNTAINS, ICY STREAMS, GLACIAL LAKES, ANCIENT RAINFOREST AND ALPINE HEATHLANDS: Photo - Geoff Murray, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    IF YOU LIKE ADRENALINE ACTIVITIES, GO CANYONING WITH CRADLE MOUNTAIN CANYONS: Photo - Tim Trevaskis, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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Cradle Mountain Highlights

  • Part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area and home to perhaps the best-known natural attraction in Tasmania - Cradle Mountain.

  • Explore the amazing landscapes here, which consist of rugged mountains, icy streams, glacial lakes, ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands.

  • The view across Dove Lake to Cradle Mountain is spectacular.

  • Undertake the famous 65 kilometre Overland Track, a magnificent 6 day walk that will take you through the heart of some of the finest mountain terrain in Australia.

  • Plenty of other walks available in the park, ranging from 20 minutes to about 6 to 8 hours for the popular Cradle Mountain Summit walk. 

  • Have an amazing adrenaline rush and go canyoning to explore the rugged landscape.

About Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

The park is part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area and home to perhaps the best known natural attraction in Tasmania, Cradle Mountain.

Cradle Mountain

The captivating Cradle Mountain is at the northern end of the park. The landscape here consists of rugged mountains, icy streams, glacial lakes, ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands. The view across Dove Lake to Cradle Mountain is spectacular.

Cradle Mountain is also the starting point for the famous 65 kilometre Overland Track, a magnificent 6 day walk that will take you through the heart of some of the finest mountain terrain in Australia. Guided walks are available, some staying in catered huts along the way.

There are plenty of other walks also in the park, ranging from 20 minutes to about 6 to 8 hours for the popular Cradle Mountain Summit walk.

If you love spectacular natural scenery, then you should definitely include a stopover at Cradle Mountain.

Orientation Map for Cradle Mountain


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Cradle Mountain Visitor Information Centre

4057 Cradle Mountain Road
Cradle Mountain TAS 7310
Phone (03) 6492 1110
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