Cradle Mountain is at the northern end of the World Heritage listed Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park. The mountain forms a majestic backdrop to pristine Dove Lake and the surrounding wild landscapes of ancient rainforests, alpine heath, buttongrass moorlands, cascading streams and glacial lakes.  


The best way to experience these wild landscapes is on foot and there are walking tracks throughout the national park to suit all ages and fitness levels.  If you do not have the time or inclination to do a walk you can still experience breathtaking scenery simply by hopping into a car or shuttle bus for the 15 minute drive through spectacular wilderness to the edge of Dove Lake from where you will get stunning views of Cradle Mountain.   Dove Lake marks the end of the road for vehicles, but the beginning of a myriad of walking tracks, including the highly recommended (and one of the most popular Cradle Mountain walks) Dove Lake Circuit walk.

Other Cradle Mountain walks, long and short, set off from the entrance to the park and from Ronny Creek, located just north of Dove Lake. Ronny Creek is where most people start the renowned Overland Track walk.

Other Cradle Mountain Activities

In addition to beautiful scenery and magnificent walks Cradle Mountain offers a variety of memorable experiences including close encounters with abundant wildlife, starry night skies, brilliant sunshine, teeming rain, driving wind, snow, hail and sleet (sometimes all on the same day). Fun things to do at Cradle Mountain include horse-riding, helicopter flights, canoeing and canyoning.  You can also visit Devils @ Cradle, a world class Tasmanian devil conservation facility 500 metres from Cradle Mountain Highlanders, or explore artists' interpretations of our wild places at the Tasmanian Wilderness Gallery, adjacent to the Cradle Mountain Hotel.