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Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and one of the most accessible, 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 smooth glacial lakes, ancient rainforest, and unusual alpine vegetation.

It's easy to gain a full appreciation of the 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, walk the two-hour circuit of Dove Lake - one of Australia's great short walks - or spend the day tackling Cradle Mountain summit itself.

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

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

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

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