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  • Address: Australia
  • Admission: Adults: AU$12

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Cradle Mountain Tours

Cradle Mountain is a world-famous wild and beautiful World Heritage area of glacial mountains, pristine lakes and legendary hiking and bushwalking. This unique slice of Australian wilderness also protects ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands.

Day visitors can take day walks at Cradle Valley and Cynthia Bay, but it’s the 65km (40-mile) Overland Track that gets hikers especially excited by Cradle Mountain. The six-day, five-night epic walking track winds through eucalypt forests and across alpine moors. December to April is the optimum time to walk the track, providing wonderful glimpses of alpine wildflowers.

Shorter walks include the two-hour Dove Lake Loop Track through rainforest, an eight- to 10-minute stroll along the Visitor Center boardwalk rainforest walk, and the 20-minute exploratory walk to historic Weindorfer’s Chalet, once home to the park’s founder Gustav Weindorfer. Rangers also lead guided walks and provide talks and kids activities.

Wildlife to look out for at Cradle Mountain include the Tasmanian devil, spotted-tailed quoll, platypus and echidnas.

Practical Info

Cradle Mountain is about 150 kilometers (93 miles) from Launceston, a two-hour drive away. From Hobart, the 302-kilometer (187-mile) drive takes just over four hours. The iconic Cradle Mountain is located on the northern side of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park, and shuttle buses run daily from the Transit Terminal to Dove Lake, reducing traffic within the park.

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Cradle Mountain National Park Day Tour from Launceston, Launceston, null
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Cradle Mountain National Park Day Tour from Launceston

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Awaken your senses to the magnificent splendour that is Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park on this full-day tour from Launceston.

Location: Launceston, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.65
3-Day Tasmania Combo: Launceston to Hobart Active Tour Including Cradle Mountain, Freycinet ... 
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3-Day Tasmania Combo: Launceston to Hobart Active Tour Including Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

See the big 3 highlights of Tasmania in just 3 days! This combination allows you to see the very best of Tasmania in 3 action-packed days. Experience all the ...  Read more

Location: Launceston, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $300.64
Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston, Launceston, Multi-day Tours
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Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston

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Cradle Mountain is a not to be missed highlight when visiting Launceston, Tasmania. Discover this amazing wilderness area as you enjoy 5-hours exploring the ...  Read more

Location: Launceston, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.51
Small-group Burnie Shore Excursion to Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Day Trips
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Small-group Burnie Shore Excursion to Cradle Mountain

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Take a day trip to Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park while your ship is in port in Burnie. You’ll travel through the small towns in the highlands ...  Read more

Location: Burnie, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.13
Cradle Mountain Day Trip from Launceston, Launceston, Ports of Call Tours
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Cradle Mountain Day Trip from Launceston

Take a small-group day trip with a knowledgeable and friendly local tour guide, who is ready to show you around the magnificent icon; Cradle Mountain. You ...  Read more

Location: Launceston, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.94
Cradle Mountain Day Trip from Devonport, Ulverstone or Burnie, Tasmania, Day Trips
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Cradle Mountain Day Trip from Devonport, Ulverstone or Burnie

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Take a small-group day trip with a knowledgeable and friendly local tour guide who is ready to show you around the magnificent icon; Cradle ...  Read more

Location: Burnie, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.84
Cradle Mountain Guided Day Trip from Burnie, Tasmania, Day Trips
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Cradle Mountain Guided Day Trip from Burnie

Explore on this guided small-group day trip Mother Nature at its very finest at spectacular world heritage listed Cradle Mountain. Enjoy the short walks ...  Read more

Location: Burnie, Australia
Duration: 6.5 to 8.5 hrs

From USD $117.13
Cradle Mountain Sunrise Park Explorer, Tasmania, Day Trips
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Cradle Mountain Sunrise Park Explorer

Join us for this magical sunrise at Cradle Mountain tour as our experienced guides share their passion for the region and appreciate the uniqueness of the ...  Read more

Location: Cradle Mountain, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.44
Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark, Tasmania, Walking Tours
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Cradle Mountain Wildlife Spotting after Dark

Join us on a 2-hour tour for all ages as we travel into the National Park for a night spotting adventure searching for the locals including wallabies, ...  Read more

Location: Cradle Mountain, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.26
5-Day Lap of Tasmania Tour from Hobart, Hobart, Night Tours
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5-Day Lap of Tasmania Tour from Hobart

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The five day Lap of 5-Day Lap of Tasmania Tour from Hobart combines the rugged beauty of the mountains and rainforests of the Wild West with the stunning white ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $527.09

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