Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Address, Phone Number, Cradle Mountain Reviews: 5/5

Cradle Mountain
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Mountains • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Forests • Waterfalls
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greg924
Brisbane Region, Australia584 contributions
Stunning place amidst the summer snow
Nov 2021 • Couples
From the moment we arrived, we saw patches of snow in November. The Visitors Centre is huge and amazing. The buildings are clearly well designed for a lot of visitors. The walks are spectacular, and of various length and difficulty including a rushing creek, ancient King Billy pines and lichen over fallen trees. We saw pademelons and hope to see wombats on dusk - there are heaps of cubed poo! The snow on the boardwalks make walking difficult but if you take care the walks are well worth the challenge. Highly recommended.
Written 17 November 2021
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OZtraveller222
Australia456 contributions
Very enjoyable
Nov 2021
We were lucky to visit Crade Mountain when the sun was shining, no rain. There is little protection for visitors on the various walking paths so we were happy about the weather. This is a must-see for anyone visiting the western side of Tasmania. Mountains, streams, lakes, walkways, wildlife - it has everything. There are various motels situated close to the Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre but they were booked out. We stayed in Lemonthyne Wilderness Retreat and drove to Crade Mountain on our way to Strahan.
Written 12 November 2021
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LeanneJ721
Hobart, Australia76 contributions
Board walk track from park entrance was a lovely walk and available even when the shuttle bus was stopped due to road works.
Nov 2021 • Solo
High standard of track work, from easy to challenging. Amazing views, flora and fauna. Such a privilege to be able to visit.
Written 11 November 2021
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flashpacker55
Gold Coast, Australia105 contributions
You need two days
Oct 2021
We had two days at Cradle Mtn National Park, one day is not enough. We visited one day and had perfect blue skies. The next day it was wet and windy so we visited the surrounding area. We returned on the third day for snow covered scenery, just beautiful. Suggest you do the Dove lake circuit and see the wombats at Ronny's Creek. the shuttle bus service is excellent, we never waited any more than 5 minutes for a bus. All the bus drivers are characters. Recommend you do not stay inside the park. There are nice places to stay within 30 mins drive, a lot cheaper and just as good. You have to buy the 2 mth pass for two days however you can use it at other parks throughout Tasmania. The difference in price for one day and two mths is nothing to worry about. it is great value.
Written 5 November 2021
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Steven P
Perth, Australia12 contributions
Alpine Wonderland
Oct 2021
Exploring Gustav's Chalet and surrounds was for me the high light of my visit to the region. The outstanding natural beauty of Cradle Mountain & surrounds are a given. Local wildlife; wombats, wallabies & currawongs abound. The well maintained walking trails, Ranger /Interpretation center and warm and inviting Shuttle service are all delightful. Family friendly, but no dogs. World Heritage Area - tread lightly
Written 3 November 2021
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia1,807 contributions
Snow and wombats
Sep 2021
We lucked out this time and were here on the snowiest day ever! There were no buses and the road was closed so we walked from the main visitor centre to Dove Lake and back (20kms - 6 hours). We saw loads of wombats and lots of snow. One of my favourite places on the whole world. Love it!
Written 27 September 2021
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Joyman L
Perth, Australia1,334 contributions
Go for a walk
Jul 2021
A MUST when visiting Tasmania. We visited in winter as planned and even though the snow was not as heavy as we would've liked, Cradle Mountain still delivered.

There are various levels of walk and most walks are on boardwalks and steps and also various viewpoints in the Cradle Mountain National Park to suit various fitness levels. We caught the shuttle bus from the Ranger's station and the 5min bus ride stops at several stops (where people can get off and start their walk) before ultimately stopping at Dove Lake. Toilets and walker's registration are located near here at the bus stop with Dove Lake nearby (2 min walk). From here there are several different trails that lead to the Summit. We only went as far as Crater Lake via Wombat Pool and the returned through Suttons Forest to Cradle Valley (Ronney Creek Car Park). It took us 4 hours for the circuit with plenty of stops to take photos. There were a couple of lookouts on our trail with seats to stop and rest although they were not sheltered.

It was a great hike and worth the visit. Definitely bring plenty of water, good shoes and windbreaker jacket (just in case the weather changes). Also high chance of spotting the adorable wombats. We seen 5 when we went through Cradle Valley.
Written 22 August 2021
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Wayne A
Perth, Australia139 contributions
Magical
Jul 2021 • Couples
A trip to Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair was such an amazing experience. Don’t let the winter months discourage you as we encountered sunshine and then the most beautiful snow fall. Winter also ensures you are not over run by crowds. The walks are moderate and well maintained.
Written 6 August 2021
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EJ3
23 contributions
Stunningly beautiful
Jun 2021
This area surpassed our recommendations. It’s just so beautiful, the paths are extremely well maintained and we saw an abundance of wildlife.
Written 5 July 2021
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Nalini N
Greater Sydney, Australia377 contributions
Scenic & majestic!
Jun 2021
This was a worthwhile trip from Launceston & we were extremely fortunate in having a beautiful day so great viewing & photography. I was impressed with the Visitors Centre building which blends perfectly in the environment.
The short stops on the way were enjoyable too such as the one in Sheffield known for murals. The forest walk was enchanting and there was a lovely visit to the replica of Gustav Weindorfer's house. We learnt much about the history and vegetation of the area through our guide. A lot of interesting information.
Highly recommend this tour!
Written 28 June 2021
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