Cradle Mountain Tourist Information, Travel Guide & Tours
Australia has been for some while now the number one destination for an outstanding vacation. This country welcomes its visitors with wonderful opportunities to discover deserted beaches and wilderness sights. Tasmania is the region placed south of Melbourne, and it is one of the smallest Australian regions in terms of land size and population. Yet this region has an enormous offer of spectacular sights. Close to one of the most animated cities of Tasmania, Launceston, there the gate to another world unveiled by Cradle Mountain. The mind blowing landscapes to be visited in Cradle Mountain are near of the “civilized” world just 90 miles away form Launceston.
Cradle Mountain offers an astonishing mix of natural wilderness but in an accessible for the tourists form. Along with the Lake St Clair National Park, this area has become the most targeted natural attraction to visitors. The wilderness surrounding Cradle Mountain makes the tourists feel isolated from their otherwise busy and tiresome daily lives.
Even the isolation feeling comes natural in this area the accommodation facilities put at visitors’ disposal go from quite, intimate and comfortable cabins like Cradle Mountain Highlands Cabins and Waldheim Cabins to luxurious and sumptuous lodges like Cradle Chalet Boutique Luxury Lodge and Cradle Mountain Lodge. In the city there are great restaurant with world cuisine the one offered by Cradle Chalet Boutique Luxury Lodge and Cradle View Airport Licensed Restaurant.
The main purpose of staying in Cradle Mountain should be to take the challenging Overlake Track. This is a 40 miles journey, something pretty tough because of the windy area, takes you from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair and on the way you will get to see the dolomite cliffs, the ice cold glacial streams and unique flora and fauna well preserved wilderness.
For rock climbing fans, near Cradle Mountain there is Mt. Ossa that stands a mile above the sea level. The dolerite cliff faces are like a magnet for expert rock climbers. Visitors that stay in Cradle Mountain can enjoy a shorter trip to Enchanted Walk along the Pencil Pine River. These trips taken in night time can offer the visitors a one of the kind experience to see the nocturnal animals that live in the park, such as Tasmanian Devil and possums. Sometimes these animals come to the lodges’ area to be fed for the huge delight of the guests. Also pademelons and Bennet’s wallabies are to be seen in the area. Accordingly to the season, there are permitted alpine skiing activities, even with no lifts or ski facilities, and swimming in the ice lakes or take lengthy walks in the park.
There are walks itineraries for tourists that come in the area, the most popular examples would be Mount Campbell (around 3 hours), Hansons Peak (3 hours), twisted lakes (3-4 hours), Lake Rodway (5 hours), Lake Lilla (1 hour) and Ballroom Forest (3 hours). For those that don’t know the area, it would be highly advisable to check weather reports previously to deciding to take any trip of ay kind. There have been known serious accidents happening in the area.