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Things To Do In Cradle Mountain

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  • Cradle Mountain is popular among thrill seekers like you. In fact, a lot of travellers have been visiting to get a taste of local culture and participate in the best activities, and a good percentage of these travellers can't wait to return. The top activities can catch the enthusiasm of even well-versed travellers, and it's easy to see why. Our activities includes an impressive range of historically based outings and opportunities for excitement. From unique ways to explore the best this area has to offer like a 2-Day Cradle Mountain Camp fire Tour to the region's most fun-filled places to stay easily entertained during an afternoon like the Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary Admission & Tour, there is an abundance of possibilities at your disposal when you browse through all the choices available here at Expedia.

Our activities are the perfect way to organise your trip. It takes an expert itinerary to make the most of a trip to Cradle Mountain, especially when you long to include lots of exciting activities. And it's a no-brainer that you don't plan to sleep all day遥ou're excited to get out and take it all in. You're eager to sign up for the top activities around, and a quiet day exploring local neighbourhoods is always time well spent. Book professional area tours on Expedia, and you don't need a map.

Things to Do in Cradle Mountain

Surrounded by Tasmania’s stunning countryside, Cradle Mountain is one of the most beautiful peaks in the region. Standing 5,069 feet above sea level, the mountain offers fantastic opportunities for hiking, bird watching and getting close to nature. Part of the spectacular Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, this rugged peak is one of Tasmania’s most famous attractions. Walk one of the long distance routes that crisscross the park, hike to the mountain’s summit, discover the diverse range of flora and fauna found in this protected area or simply admire the jagged contours of Cradle Mountain from below.

Areas & Neighbourhoods around Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain – Thanks to its natural beauty and the variety of breathtaking walking routes it offers, Cradle Mountain is one of the most popular destinations in Tasmania. The route to the summit is open for most of the year, giving visitors plenty of opportunities to enjoy the panoramic views available from the peak.

Lake St Clair – With parts of Lake St Clair 160m down, the body of water is the deepest in Australia. Surrounded by national park, the lake is stunningly beautiful and makes a great destination for an afternoon hike or unforgettable picnic. The walks around Lake St Clair vary from easy to challenging, ensuring there’s a route to suite you no matter what your energy level.

Cradle Valley – As well as boasting a number of walking and hiking routes, Cradle Valley is home to a variety of important historic sites. Over the years, archaeologists have discovered a number of stone tools, rock shelters and caves in the area, many of which can be explored on the Aboriginal Cultural Walk that departs from Lake St Clair.

Barn Bluff – The 5,115 foot Barn Bluff rises dramatically out of the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park. A more challenging climb than Cradle Mountain, Barn Bluff should only be attempted by experienced, well-equipped hikers.

Things to See around Cradle Mountain

The rugged peak of Cradle Mountain is an important Tasmanian sight in its own right. View the mountain from the national park that surrounds it or hike up the slopes for breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Barn Bluff, Lake St Clair and Dove Lake are all important natural sights in the national park. To learn more about the region’s history, visit the historic Weindorfer Chalet. Built in 1912 by Kate and Gustav Weindorfer, who campaigned to have the area preserved, the chalet, and the area that surrounds it, offers a fascinating glimpse into the region’s past.

Things to Do around Cradle Mountain

Hiking is by far the most popular activity in Cradle Mountain. There is a fantastic choice of routes across the national park, with a range of ability levels catered for. As weather conditions can change suddenly, it’s important that walkers are prepared for rain, wind and sunshine. One of the best known routes in the park is the Overland Track, a 40-mile walking route that takes five to six days to complete. Other activities on offer include canyoning, horse riding, animal tours and helicopter excursions.