Cradle Mountain Activities
A great destination for the active nature-lover who can appreciate the great outdoors, Cradle Mountain offers plenty in the way of physical activities such as hiking, bushwalking and bird watching for those who are looking to get some exercise. In addition, there are also options for relaxation as there are several nature resorts in the area that cater to providing facilities for those looking for a relaxing getaway, offering massages, hot spas and many other resort-style pampering experiences that can be had that will let you escape from the humdrum of everyday civilisation – if only for a couple of days!
Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park should definitely be on your list of things to do in Tasmania. There is a wide range of Cradle Mountain activities ranging from the relaxing to more adventurous thrill-seekers. For animal lovers there are plenty of Tasmanian wildlife encounters surrounding the National Park as this is, after all, their territory!
A fantastic way to soak up the natural wonders of this ancient land is by taking one of the many walking tracks available in the area. Cradle Mountain walks range from short 20 minute strolls to the more enduring full-day hike or even embark on the world renowned Overland Track, an epic six-day trek taking you deep into the Western Wilderness of Tasmania.
Another great way to experience these diverse and wild lands is by horseback on one of the many horse riding tours available or take a guided sightseeing tour up to Dove Lake or Lake St Clair, get up close and personal with the awesome Tasmanian Devil at the nearby sanctuary! For the more adventurous there are extreme activities that include ATV or quad bike tours, canyoning and abseiling adventures, rafting and canoeing excursions, cave tours or take off on a helicopter flight to sightsee the magnificent World Heritage Listed National Park from the air.
During the summer months there are a range of fun and free activities organized by the Visitors Centre and there are also plenty of places to pull up with a picnic hamper, have a BBQ and enjoy the surrounding wilderness and wildlife. Near the visitors Centre there are BBQ facilities and picnic shelters for this very purpose along with a supply of safe drinking water.
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