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Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Tasmania, Australia
| +61 3 6289 1172
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Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park

Saddle-shaped Cradle Mountain is the state’s most popular peak and the starting point for the 40-mile, six-day Overland Track. For day-trippers, there are quicker walks, including the Dove Lake loop, which traverses temperate rain forest on the slopes of the park’s namesake peak, as well as rafting and rappelling adventures run by outfitters like Cradle Mountain Canyons. Families can walk or float down the Lost World Canyon and do some rock hopping in between. Other park highlights include Waldheim Chalet, a replica of the “forest home” of Gustav Weindorfer, the park's founding father, rebuilt using traditional bush carpentry skills and filled with historical displays.