Cradle Mountain, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

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One of Tasmania's most visited natural attractions and home to the famous Tasmanian devil, Cradle Mountain draws tourists with its beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife. The mountain is situated within a national park that encompasses rugged peaks, grasslands, alpine heaths, ancient rainforests, and glacial lakes. Start your hike to the summit from the Dove Lake early in the morning. The climb is long and can be difficult for inexperienced (or out of shape) tourists. When you reach the peak, your effort will be awarded with memorable views over Tasmanian wilderness. Put Cradle Mountain and other Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park attractions into our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • You need to be lucky with the weather. When I first arrived it was pouring with rain and very misty but the next day I woke to bight blue skies.  more »
  • Upper body strength and balance is important, and so is good weather. If you have these things, you'll be OK. If you've managed Mt Amos (Freycinet), you'll cope with this, although it's tougher...  more »

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Popular things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

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World heritage site
Dove Lake Circuit
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Devils @ Cradle
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Cradle Mountain Canyons
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Marion's Lookout Walk
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

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Hiking Trail
The Overland Track
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Hiking Trail
Crater Lake Circuit
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Waterfall
Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Mountain
Barn Bluff
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

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Cave
Mole Creek Caves Mole Creek
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Park
Pine Lake Tasmania
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Gordon River Tasmania
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Valley
Great Western Mountains Tasmania
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

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Visitor Center
Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre
3.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Hiking / Camping Tour
McDermott's Coaches
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Horseback Riding Tour
Cradle Country Adventures
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Natural History Museum
Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

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World heritage site
Lake St. Clair
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

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Hiking Trail
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk
4.0
Duration: 4 hours