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Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and one of the most interesting and most visited places in Tasmania.

Located at the northern end of the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain is surrounded by glacial lakes, ancient rainforest, and unusual alpine vegetation.

It's easy to appreciate the beauty of this unique place on one of the many short walks found in the area.

You can stroll from cascading rivers to dense, old-growth rainforest in just 20 minutes on the Enchanted Walk. For a more extended walk, the two-hour circuit of Dove Lake is one of Australia's great short walks or spend the entire day tackling Cradle Mountain summit itself.

Cradle Mountain is also the starting point for the world-famous Overland Track, a magnificent six-day walk through the heart of some of the world's finest mountain terrain.

A range of tours are available from Cradle Valley, just outside the park boundary, including horseback trail rides and helicopter flights over the region's rugged mountains.

There's a variety of accommodation options available but please note that accommodation and hotels at Cradle Mountain often sell out, particularly in the high season, so it's always wise to book.

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