Cradle Mountain multi-day walks

Cradle Mountain is the common starting point for the six-day Overland Track walk through the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair World Heritage Area. This stunning alpine walk is renowned around the world for its spectacular scenery.



Overland Track: This iconic 6-day 65km walk traverses the highest points in Tasmania, across glacial-formed terrain featuring Tasmania’s highest mountain, Mt Ossa, plus numerous ranges, mountains, gorges, rivers and valleys. The alpine flora is punctuated by rainforest, myrtle forest, King Billy pines, celery top pines and pencil pines. Beautiful alpine tarns form the foreground to spectacularly shaped mountains, while waterfalls cascade into pristine pools and rivers. There are public huts located at the end of each day. These huts provide bunks and a cooking area though all provisions, including cooking equipment and food, must be carried by the walker. All huts have outdoor compost toilets and most have associated tent camping sites. The Overland Track is steep in patches and muddy in others so walkers should be reasonably fit and well-equipped. The weather can change rapidly in this alpine region so walkers should have clothes for snow, cold, windy and rainy conditions. National Park fees apply for all who enter the World Heritage Area and walkers must register at the Visitor Centre. An additional fee applies for walkers from November to April. See the website for full information.

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Cradle Mountain, Tasmania