Nestled amidst St Clair National Park, stands the majestic Cradle Mountain. This awe-inspiring destination offers a captivating experience that will leave a lasting impression on any visitor. Cradle Mountain promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness. Whether you are an explorer seeking adventure or a nature enthusiast in search of tranquillity, there is something for everyone.
Upon arrival at Cradle Mountain, the possibilities for exploration are as vast as the landscape itself. For serious bushwalkers, the world-renowned Overland Track starts here. Marion’s Lookout and the Dove Lake circuit are great shorter walks.
Along the way, keep a keen eye out for the abundant native flora and fauna that call this region home. From the myrtle-beech Ballroom Forest to the majestic King Billy Pine, each step reveals a new wonder. Encounter native wildlife such as wombats, pademelons, echidnas, and quolls, adding an element of excitement to your exploration.
Cradle Mountain also has plenty to keep the family entertained for the day. During winter, the landscape transforms into a winter wonderland, allowing you to play in the snow and create memories that will warm your heart for years to come.
For those seeking a cultural experience, a visit to the Wilderness Gallery is a must. For a truly breathtaking experience, take to the skies on a helicopter tour. You can also try fly fishing or enjoy a bite to eat and a drink at some of the cafes. You may even encounter the iconic Tasmanian Devil, a unique and endangered species that has become synonymous with the island’s wildlife.
For adventure seekers, Cradle Mountain Canyons offers the thrill of abseiling and sliding down waterfalls. This includes the “Laundry Chute” – a 10-metre natural slide that shoots you out of a cave and into a pool.
Getting to Cradle Mountain from Launceston is a relatively straightforward and picturesque journey. The journey will take almost 2 hours, with numerous transport options for those visiting Cradle Mountain on a day trip. The two primary forms of transportation are by car or by bus. The most convenient and flexible way to get to Cradle Mountain from Launceston is by car.
If you prefer not to drive, there are bus services available from Launceston to Cradle Mountain. Various tour operators and public transportation companies offer day trips or multi-day tours to and from Cradle Mountain. These tours often provide a knowledgeable guide who can share insights about the region and its natural wonders. Check with local tour operators or visit the Launceston Visitor Information Centre for more information and booking options.
If you are looking for accommodation near Cradle Mountain, Country Club serves as an excellent base. Situated in Launceston, just a short drive from Cradle Mountain, enjoy a tranquil retreat after an exhilarating day of exploring. The iconic Cradle Mountain is a 110-minute drive from Country Club Tasmania.
Immerse yourself in the various amenities, dining options, and warm hospitality that await you at Country Club Tasmania. Whether you prefer the comfort of a well-appointed hotel room or the privacy and space of a villa, you’ll discover a haven of relaxation. Unwind in style, reflecting on the wonders you’ve encountered during your exploration of Cradle Mountain.
Embark on an adventure of a lifetime and experience the allure of Cradle Mountain. Immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness, hike through ancient rainforests, and witness the majestic beauty that awaits you. Let the enchantment of Cradle Mountain and the comfort of Country Club Tasmania create memories that will last a lifetime. Browse the rooms at Country Club Tasmania, and start planning your escape today.
Above image: Emilie Ristveski
Below images: Laura Helle, Tourism Tasmania & Masaaki Aihara, Jason Charles Hill, Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy, Luke Tsharke, Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett.