Iconic Cradle Mountain is a place of exceptional natural beauty in the heart of the
Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. From moss-covered ancient rainforests and deep river gorges to snow-covered mountain peaks, wild alpine moorlands and glacial lakes, the park is revered for its diverse and breath-taking landscapes.
A place for all seasons, discover deep snowdrifts and frozen waterfalls in winter, spectacular displays of yellows, oranges and reds across the mountain slopes in autumn as Tasmania’s deciduous Fagus turns colour, playful young joeys & hungry echidnas emerging in spring, and the fragrance of wildflowers filling the air as you dip your toe into a crystal-clear lake on a summer’s day.
Cradle Mountain is synonymous with nature, wilderness and all things pristine.
Wildlife is in abundance in this spectacular national park, giving opportunity to encounter Tasmanian devils, quolls, platypus, echidna, wombats and the highly inquisitive black currawong.
The Park offers a world-class system of walking tracks to explore that ranges from very short easy strolls to the legendary
Overland Track. This 5-6 day hike stretches 80km from Cradle Mountain through to
Lake St Clair and is an unforgettable journey through Tasmania’s alpine heart. Even if hiking boots and backpacks aren't your thing, you will find it hard to resist the lure of the well-formed tracks that lead you to surprising discoveries. Whichever way you look at it, the magic of Cradle Mountain is bound to captivate.
You can view the current conditions with our Dove Lake webcam image.