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Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain TAS 7306, Australia

Introduction of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Located in the (Central Highlands) area of the central highlands of northern Tasmania, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park covers an area of 1614.43 square kilometres and is about 310km by car from Horbart, the capital of Tasmania. About 140km from (Launceston), the second largest city in Tasmania.

(Cradle Mountain), one of Tasmania's most famous natural landscapes, has one of Australia's deepest lakes: San Clair Lake (Lake St Clair), which together forms the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain in the north and St. Clair in the south. There is no direct road link between the two sites. Lake St. Clair is accessible from the southern entrance, and the area close to Luck Hill needs to bypass the entire national park from the north. The two sites are connected by the famous 65-kilometer saints trail, (Overland Track). The Cradle Hill and St. Clair Lake are the starting and ending points, and it takes about six days to complete the journey. The walkway attracts hundreds of hikers each year to realize their dreams, climbing to the highest peaks of Tasmania and the surrounding mountains and trees.

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is also part of UNESCO's Tasmanian wasteland (Tasmanian Wilderness), one of the world's natural and cultural heritage sites selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


  • December to April is the best time for hikers to challenge the saints, as it is summer in the southern hemisphere, longer daylight and more pleasant temperatures. If you want to rest on foot in a camp where accommodation is available along the way, you can also set up a tent of your own, and visitors can book their own hiking tours on;
  • Other short walking routes are available:
  • Pigeon Lake Ring Dove Lake Loop Walk (1 / 2 hours)
  • Cradle Mountain Summit (6 hours at the top of the Cradle Mountain)
  • Volcanic Lake Ring Line Crater Lake Circuit (2 hours)
  • Enchanted Walk (20 minutes)


  • Tickets to the National Park: $24 per car / day, available at the visitors' Centre or on the official website

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