Cradle Mountain &

Lake St Clair National Park Tasmania

Cradle Mountain Tasmania Image Courtesy: Tourism Tasmania & Andrew McIntosh, Ocean Photography

Explorer Joseph Fossey, on seeing the resemblance that this mountain had to a cradle, called it Cradle Mountain in 1827. In 1831 Henry Hellier was the first European to reach the summit of the mountain.

The valleys of the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park were explored by Austrian botanist Gustav Weindorfer from 1909. He and his wife Kate spent many years opening up the area and famously stated of the area “This must be a national park for the people for all time, it is magnificent and people must know about it and enjoy it.” In 1971 Gustav got his wish when the area was declared a National Park now attracting over 200,000 visitors per year.

No matter what season you visit Cradle Mountain you will be awe struck by its beauty. In summer you can enjoy long walks with breathtaking views to the soundtrack of Tasmania’s untouched wilderness. In winter – provided access is available – you can nestle down in a warm cottage and enjoy tobogganing around the camp area or have a snow fight with the kids.

Motorhome & Campervan Parks at Cradle Mountain

Discovery Holiday Park Cradle Mountain

If you’ve hired a motorhome or campervan from AutoRent Hertz, this caravan park has both powered and un-powered sites suitable for either. If you’ve hired a car there’s also a range of cabins and cottage accommodation available. Located at 3832 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain.

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Drive Times & Distances to Cradle Mountain

From Devonport: app. 1 hour 20 minutes – 80kms
From Launceston: app. 2 hours – 142kms
From Hobart: app. 2 hours 25 minutes – 175kms

Cradle Mountain Visitor Information Centre

Address: 4057 Cradle Mountain Road
Phone: 03 6492 1133


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