Bi-lingual Discovery Ranger with visitors overlooking Cradle Mountain
Bi-lingual Discovery Ranger at Cradle Mountain (photograph: Chris Crerar)

Cradle Mountain discovery ranger program

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Track closure: Patons Road, Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair
Applies from 21/10/2022

​​​​​​​Patons Road beyond Sardine Creek is closed due to flood damage caused by the recent heavy rainfall event. The road beyond Sardine Creek will remain closed until a full inspection is completed and determined safe for visitor access.

This closure affects ATV and motorbike permit holders only and does not affect general access to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

For further enquires please call (03) 6701 1204​

Last reviewed 3/1/2023 01:31 PM


Planned event: Dove Lake car park and shuttle bus service
Applies from 14/5/2020

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​During the construction of the Viewing Shelter from April 2020 to Summer 2022, private vehicles will not have access beyond the Ronny Creek car park at any time of day. 

The shuttle bus service will continue to operate throughout the construction period. Private vehicle access between the visitor centre, Ronny Creek and Dove Lake (along Dove Lake Road) is not permitted during shuttle bus operating times. ​

For an update on the works and access see Dove Lake Frequ​ently Ask​ed Questions.

Last reviewed 20/12/2022 10:14 AM


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Want to waddle with wombats? Then Cradle Mountain is the place for you this summer. Our Discovery Rangers will be hosting a number of activities open to all ages.

Activities are free, but visitors will need to book for the Wombat Waddle as numbers are limited. Please contact the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre on 03) 6492 1110 to book.

Saturday 21 January, 2023

Dove Lake

​​​10:00am-12:00pm Roving Ranger

Interpretation Centre

​​1:00pm - 2:00pm Discovery Gondwana Walk

3:00pm - 4:00pm Natural Navigation 

Ronny Creek Carpark - Please book at the visitor centre (03) 6492 1110

​​8:00pm - 9:00pm Wombat Waddle

Sunday 22 January, 2023

Interpretation Centre

​1:00pm - 2:00pm Natural Navigation

3:00pm - 4:00pm Discovery Gondwana Walk

Monday ​​23 January, 2023​

Glacier Rock, Dove Lake 

2:00pm - 3:00pm Mindful in the Mountains

Interpretation Centre
​4:00pm - 5:00pm Natural Navigation

Tuesday 24 January, 2023

Dove Lake Shuttle Stop

​​1:00pm - 2:00pm Waking the Giants

3:00pm - 4:30pm Fantastic Flora and Fungi

Wednesday 25 January, 2023

Dove Lake Shuttle Stop

​10:30am - 11:30am Ranger Guided Walk

Along Dove Lake - Between Shuttle Stop and Glacier Rock​

​11:30am - 1:30pm Roving Ranger

Ronny Creek Carpark - Please book at the visitor centre (03) 6492 1110
​8:00pm - 9:00pm Wombat Waddle

​​​Thursday 26 January, 2023

Along Dove Lake - Between Shuttle Stop and Glacier Rock

​10:00am - 12:00pm Roving Ranger

2:00pm - 3:00pm Mindful in the Mountains

Interpretation Centre

​4:00pm - 5:00pm Discovery Gondwana Walk

​​​​​​​Friday 27 January, 2023​​

Dove Lake Shuttle Stop

11:00am - 12:30pm Fantastic Flora and Fungi

2:00PM - 3:00pm Ranger Guided Walk

​Ronny Creek Carpark - ​Please book at the visitor centre (03) 6492 1110​

​8:00pm - 9:00pm Wombat Waddle

​​​​​​Saturday 28 January, 2023 


Dove Lake Shuttle Stop 

11:00am - 12:00pm Ranger Guided Walk

Interpretation Centre

​3:00pm - 4:00pm Natural Navigation

Pond Behind Cradle Mountain Lodge

​​7:00pm - 8:00pm Share your stories of the day

​​Sunday 29 January, 2023​

Dove Lake Shuttle Stop 

11:00am - 12:00pm Ranger Guided Walk

Interpretation Centre

​​1:00pm - 2:00pm Discover Gondwana Walk

Waldheim Carpark 

​3:00pm - 4:30pm Natural Navigation Intermediate

​Monday 30 January, 2023

Dove Lake 

10:00am - 12:00pm Roving Ranger

​Meet at Ronny Creek Carpark - Please book at the visitor centre (03) 6492 1110​

​Tuesday 31 January, 2023​​

Dove Lake 

​10:00am - 12:00pm Roving Ranger

​​​​Wednesday 1 February, 2023

Dove Lake 

10:00am - 12:00pm Roving Ranger

​​​Dove Lake Shuttle Stop 

​1:00pm - 2:00pm Ranger Guided Walk

​​​Thursday 2 February, 2023

​​​​Dove Lake 

​10:00am - 12:00pm Roving Ranger

​​Ronny Creek Carpark - Please book at the visitor centre (03) 6492 1110​

​8:00pm - 9:00pm Wombat Waddle 

​​Friday 3, February, 2023

Dove Lake 

10:00am - 12:00pm Roving Ranger

Interpretation Centre

Discover Rondwana Walk


​Saturday 4 February, 2023

Dove Lake 

10:00am - 12:00pm Roving Ranger

Meet at Ronny Creek Carpark - Please book at the visitor centre (03) 6492 1110​

​8:00pm - 9:00pm Wombat Waddle 

Sunday 5 February, 2023

Dove Lake

10:00am - 12:00pm Roving Ranger

Meet at Dove Lake Shuttle Stop

1:00pm - 2:00pm Ranger Guided Walk

Contact

Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre
4057 Cradle Mountain Road
Cradle Mountain TAS 7310
Phone: 03 6492 1110
Email: Cradle@parks.tas.gov.au