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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

6. Cradle Mountain, Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park

Parks for all People - Access for the mobility impaired in Tasmania's national parks and reserves

From Devonport, follow the B19 and B14 to Sheffield, then C136 and C132 to the park entrance. From Launceston, follow the A1, then via B13 through Sheffield.

Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most popular national parks. At the entrance to the national park there is an excellent, fully accessible visitor centre and toilets. The Rainforest Walk, starting at the visitor centre, is all-weather boardwalk and suitable for most independent wheelchair users. The Enchanted Walk (starting about 30 metres along the road before the visitor centre) is a very easy walk for all ages. The first half of this walk (before the bridge) is sealed and wheelchair accessible, but after the bridge there are a number of steps. There are two accessible picnic areas located next to the visitor centre, both with sheltered picnic tables and BBQs. There are also accessible toilets located at the Dove Lake carpark.

A TrailRider (all-terrain wheelchair) is available at Cradle Mountain for visitors with impaired mobility. The TrailRider can be used on a range of designated walking track that are not accessible to conventional wheelchairs. A minimum of two reasonably fit operators are required to assist the rider on easier graded walks, with more needed for difficult tracks. 

The TrailRider is available for free hire, though bookings need to be made 7 days in advance. 

For all bookings and enquiries please contact the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre on (03) 64 921 110 or cradle@parks.tas.gov.au