Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park is a wilderness World Heritage Area where you will find crystal clean air, wild rivers, waterfalls, unique flora and wildlife. Experience true isolation, peace and tranquility on one of Cradle Mountain's many wilderness walks. Walks vary from interpretive boardwalks to challenging mountain climbs requiring overnight stays. It’s a region of stunning glacial formation, with ancient trees and unique wildlife. It’s a place to savor nature’s beauty, silence and isolation, or exhilaration via canyoning, helicopter and walking experiences. There are many walks, for all fitness levels, from 20-minute rainforest walks, and half-day and full-day walks to lakes and peaks, to the six-day 65km Overland Track. You can keep to the budget at backpacker accommodation or indulge and pamper yourself with in alpine lodges and luxury spas. At the end of an eventful day, relax in the comfort and luxury of one of Cradle Mountain's many accommodation providers and experience a true Tasmanian food and wine experience set amidst natural beauty. Cradle Mountain is the starting point for the world-famous Overland Track, a magnificent 6-day walk that will take you through the heart of some of Tasmania's finest mountain terrain. Cradle Mountain is a 'must see' Tasmanian destination if escaping the hustle and bustle of life and appreciate nature at its most pristine.



When to walk The months of December - April have long daylight hours and warmer average temperatures. These months are recommended to walkers inexperienced in Tasmanian conditions. However, walkers are warned that at any time of year, the weather can change rapidly and dramatically. Even in summer, conditions can include howling winds, sleet, snow, relentless rain and blazing sun. All of these varied conditions can be experienced within a single day. It is recommended that you obtain the latest weather forecast before setting out. These are available online from the Bureau of Meteorology. Walkers must book to experience the Overland Track between November 1 and April 30. At any time of year, a Tasmanian National Parks Pass is required for entry. April is a spectacular time to experience the Cradle Mountain region as Australia’s only deciduous plant, the deciduous beech (fagus) turns its golden colour. Winter and spring are also spectacular, for the waterfalls and to step into a snowy winter wonderland, To book to walk from December to April, see Walheim Cabins bushwalker accommodation can be booked on this website or call the Kentish Visitor Information Centre 03 6491 1179. Email For more information on the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair world Heritage Area, see For full information on walking conditions, activities & attractions, bushwalking advice, weather conditions and national park passes, see the government;s Parks & Wildlife Service website at To view weather conditions at Cradle Mountain, see the webcam at


Phone: 6491 1179


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania