One of the most popular natural areas in Tasmania’s Central Highlands Region is the dramatic Cradle Mountain, situated in the northern end of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Standing at 1,545m (5,069ft) in height, this “jewel of the park” is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area: offering a wild landscape full of ancient rainforests, fragrant eucalypt forests and alpine meadows – home to many wildlife species including the Tasmanian devil, echidnas, quolls, platypus and several bird species. Cradle Mountain offers the chance to discover the richness and beauty of nature in one place, with the world-famous Overland Track
– Australia’s premier alpine walk, travelling across 65km (40mi) of the finest mountain terrain in six days. If you want to enjoy this unique walk it is recommended that you book in advance during the warmer months. However, if you’d rather enjoy a different perspective, you can take the phenomenal two-hour walk around Dove Lake at the base of the mountain. Magical doesn’t even begin to cover it.