Cradle Mountain 2016

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Heading for the summit of Cradle Mountain.

Cradle Mountain in Tasmania’s World Heritage Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park, features Craggy Peaks, Wilderness Walks, Luxury Accommodation “Cradle Mountain is a unique experience”.  A spectacularly beautiful area in the heart of the island which is ideal for bushwalking.     

Cradle Mountain is located 144 km from Launceston and 83 km from Devonport, Cradle Mountain is the central feature of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, part of Tasmania’s World Heritage area. The park covers an area of 124 942 ha which is characterised by a rugged, glaciated landscape with over 25 major peaks and a wide range of glacial formations – tarns, glacial lakes, moraine deposits, U-shaped valleys and waterfalls.

In 1982 Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park along and the Franklin-Lower Gordon Wild Rivers National Park were placed on the prestigious world heritage register in recognition of their outstanding natural, cultural and wilderness qualities.

Today the area is a model of an accessible wilderness region. There are numerous walking huts, a wide range of day and overnight walks through the mountains, a road to the edges of Dove Lake which lies in the shadow of Cradle Mountain, and plenty of excellent accommodation.

Map of area around Cradle Mountain Lodge and Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre

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