Cradle Mountain Lodge
If you want a little piece of heaven on earth, then head to the restful wilderness of Cradle Mountain Lodge. The King Billy Suite was our little piece of heaven - luxurious, opulent and with a window on the wildlife that was truly stunning. Cradle Mountain Lodge boasts two great restaurants serving excellent food. But it's the walk from room to hotel that was the highlight. It's not often you see a Tasmanian Devil!
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Cradle Mountain

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Cradle Mountain is Tasmania's most famous landmark.The top of this jagged mountain is only visible about 30 days of the year, the rest of the time it's peak sits in a cloudy sky.

Cradle Mountain

Lake St Clair National Park is located at the northern end of the mountain and is very popular for it's short and long walking tracks. If you arrive by car then park at one of the car parks and use the high frequency shuttle bus up the valley. The bus stops at all all the main walks and terminates at Lake St Clair.

Cradle Mountain National Park
Part of this World Heritage Area is the Cradle Mountain National Park. If you fancy walking through true wilderness with jagged mountains, icy streams, glorious pine trees and an abundance of wild life, then this park is for you. It's 90 minutes from Devonport and features the popular 6 day walking track known as the Overland Walk. You can catch a bus to the park although large vehicles are restricted and a shuttle service operates to take visitors the rest of the way. There are short walks including some led by a ranger. There is a chalet and cabins within the park. The view across Dove Lake to Cradle Mountain is something to cherish.

A close up encounter with the Tasmania Devil using high quality thematic interpretation and audio-visual equipment. An undercover viewing platform and specifically designed enclosures allow a close up encounter.

Lake St Clair
Lake St Clair is bordered by, glaciers, mountain ranges and shoreline. It is known to be the deepest lake in Australia. Walks can be done to the Lake but the other way to view it is to take a ferry from Cynthia Bay to Narcissus Bay. Another option is to take the ferry one way and walk back to Cynthia Bay, this walk could take 5 to 7 hours. From this area you can walk to the summit of Mount Rufus which will give a great view of most of the National Park

Mount Ossa
This is Tasmania's highest point and is located in the centre of the National Park

Overland Track
This is one of Australia's, and the worlds, best walking trails. The track links Cradle Mountain with Lake St Clair and covers an 85km route.The walk will take between 5 and 10 days, through the most amazing landscapes. The varying terrain includes flat grass plains, high alpine plateaus. rainforests, glacial lakes, icy crags and waterfalls. There are many guided walks that last from one day to the full eight day trek. Tasmanian Expeditions (1800 030 230), Cradle Mountain Huts (03 6331 2006).

Walls of Jerusalem National Park
This high alpine area contains 4000 lakes alone. It is a very exposed and harsh landscape and only recommended to experienced walkers. A detailed map would be needed to even attempt a short walk, 4-5 hours, or there are three day guided tours through this area. Tasman Bush Tours (03 6423 4965).

Wilderness Gallery
A wilderness photographic gallery set behind Cradle Mountain Chateau. 3718 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain (03 6492 1404).


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