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Cradle Mountain, Tasmania Holidays

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is located in the middle of the island of Tasmania, and is easily accessible from the island's two main towns, Hobart and Launceston. Cradle Mountain is arguably the jewel of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage area, and undeniably one of Australia's most beautiful national parks. From the jagged peaks of Cradle Mountain to the mirrored waters of Crater Lake, this is a wilderness experience that will stay with you a lifetime.

Cradle Mountain Holidays

With magnificent views of alpine lakes and majestic mountains, it's no surprise the Overland Track remains the number one way to explore this stunning national park. The famous 65-kilometre (40-mile), six-day trek to Lake St Clair is a serious challenge and great way to immerse yourself in the area's ever-changing scenery. Spot wallabies, wombats and possums as you trek from Cradle Valley to the top of Cradle Mountain, descend through rugged highlands, stop by waterfalls and explore myrtle forests with beech trees more than 60 million years old. Experienced hikers can tackle the track independently, but if you want to take the stress out of planning, sign up for the all-inclusive “Cradle Mountain Huts Walk”. Leading the way will be passionate, educated guides, and you'll stay in private hut accommodation, enjoying fine food and Tasmanian wine along the way.
Hiking isn't the only way to appreciate the spectacular landscape of this national park. There are plenty of companies that offer alternatives, often with heart pumping adventure thrown in. If you want to get your heart racing, abseil 50-metres (164-feet) down into Dove Canyon with Cradle Mountain Canyons. No previous canyoning or abseiling experience is necessary, but you do need to be open to a challenge. You can also explore the area on horseback with Cradle Country Adventures. Ride along Speeler Plain for 1.5 hours while taking in amazing views of Cradle Mountain, Barn Bluff and Mount Roland. 
After venturing in the great outdoors, reward yourself with a treatment at “Waldheim Alpine Spa” at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. Surrounded by wilderness and just a two-hour drive from Launceston, the lodge is a quintessential park experience. Spend time in the spa's therapeutic sanctuary, unwinding in the steam room, sauna and hot tub, before booking in for a facial, massage or body exfoliation. Afterwards, retire to your luxury lodge suite.

 

Cradle Mountain Tourist Attractions:

• Cradle Mountain

• Dove Lake

• Cradle mountain-Lake St Clair national Park

• Overland Track

• Mount Ossa

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