Cradle Mountain


Devil Sanctuary
A world class wildlife conservation facility committed to the long term conservation of this now vulnerable species and ensuring this animal survives in healthy numbers in the Cradle Mountain wilderness more info

Short Walks
A range of short walks are available in Cradle Valley from a stroll through light temperate rainforest to the internationally renowned Overland Track. All walks are easily accessible from the Wilderness Village more info

Parks and Wildlife
Get the free bus to the Parks and Wildlife Visitor Centre to learn about the area, then on to Dove Lake at the foot of Cradle Mountain. Soak up the view or take the boardwalk around the Lake for one of Tasmania’s greatest short walks more info

Explore Cradle Valley

The Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania is world renowned as an example of temperate wilderness and was listed as a World Heritage Area in 1982. The majestic Cradle Mountain, with Dove Lake at its foot, is at the northern end of the World Heritage Area.

The enchanting beauty of this rugged World Heritage area will captivate you as you wander through ancient forests surrounded by granite cathedrals, glacial lakes and fauna and flora found nowhere else on earth but Tasmania.

Ancient forests, granite cathedrals, glacial lakes...

Having established your base at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village you are within easy access of the many activities in Tasmania within the region including a choice of wild river cruises, mine and cave tours, lavender farms, mazes, gardens, wineries and cheese, honey and raspberry producers as well as a Wildlife Park where you will come face to face with a Tasmanian devil.

Take a spectacular flight over the world’s most inspiring landscapes including Australia’s deepest gorge, a land of a thousand lakes and valleys filled with the thunder of tumbling waterfalls.

Other activities in Tasmania include canoeing, mountain biking, night wildlife tours, fishing or be guided through a Tasmanian Devil enclosure listening to a detailed explanation about the Devils in their habitat. Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village works with local operators and can book any of the activity options to suit your needs.

For more information see the Parks and Wildlife Visitors Guide to Cradle Mountain