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Cradle Mountain
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See the dramatic contours of this rugged peak from the shores of Dove Lake or clamber to its summit for unbeatable views of Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness.

Cradle Mountain is the stunning sentinel of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park and an emblem of Tasmania’s wild interior. Internationally renowned for its natural grandeur, this mountain peak is a magnificent sight to see on a bushwalk around its rainforest-covered foothills, summit scarps and valley lakes, as well as from the comfort of a wilderness lodge. Grab your camera and your hiking boots and discover the glacially carved landscape that makes up some of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

There are several ways to experience the beauty of Cradle Mountain. Begin by visiting the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre and perusing the collection of maps and guides. There are pretty trails that lead from the visitor center past some of the area’s pristine cool-temperate rainforest, button-grass moors and the icy streams of Pencil Pine Falls.

Stroll along the pleasant 2-hour trail that loops Dove Lake and presents clear views of the hummock-shaped peak of Cradle Mountain. This trail connects with the trek that will lead you to the mountain’s summit, an undertaking that could take between 6 and 8 hours return.

Embark on the Weindorfers Forest Walk to wander through groves of native Tasmanian pine and myrtle trees and see the starting point of the region’s renowned Overland Track. This 6-day trail showcases some of Tasmania’s most breathtaking terrain, including alpine heathlands, windswept moors and ancient rainforests.

While you stroll around one of the many varied Cradle Mountain trails, be alert for some of the local wildlife. You might see echidnas and quolls in the dense undergrowth or hear the snarl of the Tasmanian devil if you stay overnight. A splash in the water might betray the hiding spot of the elusive platypus. Visit in late spring to see a wild bouquet of native orchids, banksias and waratahs. Experience a lake cruise on nearby Lake St. Clair or go on a scenic flight over the region.

Cradle Mountain is a 2-hour drive east of Launceston. Park passes and camping permits can be purchased at the visitor center. The weather can be unpredictable, so bring warm clothes and a raincoat.

57 Cheap Hotels Near Cradle Mountain

Discovery Parks - Cradle Mountain
Discovery Parks - Cradle Mountain
3 out of 5
Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain, TAS, 7310
The price is AU$88 per night from 18 Jul. to 19 Jul.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly holiday park in Cradle Mountain. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (985 reviews)
"Great cabin and the site is across the road from the Cradle Mountain visitor centre (where the shuttle to get to the trails leaves from). The cabin is clean and has good facilities (including a gas fire place). Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will be back!"

Reviewed on 24 May 2022

Discovery Parks - Cradle Mountain
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
4.5 out of 5
4038 Cradle Mountain Road Tasm, Cradle Mountain, TAS, 7306
The price is AU$499 per night from 14 Jul. to 15 Jul.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Cradle Mountain. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (982 reviews)
"Warm comfortable welcoming we had an excellent stay."

Reviewed on 27 May 2022

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
Cradle Mountain Hotel
Cradle Mountain Hotel
4 out of 5
3718 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain, TAS, 7310
The price is AU$189 per night from 31 Jul. to 1 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Cradle Mountain. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (983 reviews)
"Very good"

Reviewed on 26 Jun. 2022

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Discovery Parks - Cradle Mountain
Discovery Parks - Cradle Mountain
3 out of 5
Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain, TAS, 7310
The price is AU$88 per night from 18 Jul. to 19 Jul.
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Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
4.5 out of 5
4038 Cradle Mountain Road Tasm, Cradle Mountain, TAS, 7306
The price is AU$499 per night from 14 Jul. to 15 Jul.
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4 out of 5
3718 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain, TAS, 7310
The price is AU$189 per night from 31 Jul. to 1 Aug.
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Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages
3.5 out of 5
3876 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain, TAS, 7306
The price is AU$196 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
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Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village
3.5 out of 5
Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain, TAS, 7310
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Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat
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4 out of 5
770 Dolcoath Rd Off Cradle Mountain Rd, Moina, TAS, 7310
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4.5 out of 5
1422 Cradle Mountain Road, Moina, TAS, 7310
The price is AU$130 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
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Cradle Alpine Retreat
Cradle Alpine Retreat
3.5 out of 5
1429 Cradle Mountain Road, Moina, TAS, 7310
The price is AU$156 per night from 25 Jul. to 26 Jul.
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Moina, TAS
The price is AU$172 per night from 27 Jul. to 28 Jul.
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