Cradle Mountain is Tasmania's most famous mountain due to its striking shape and beautiful appearance. Standing proudly above the majestic Dove Lake it is 1550 meters above sea level and is one of the major tourist attractions in Tasmania. It is located inside the world heritage listed Cradle Mountain & Lake St Claire National Park. There are plenty of scenic walks through the surrounding rainforest and we stop off at Dove lake to capture some truly amazing photographs.
Visit Cradle Mountain
A trip to Cradle Mountain will wet the appetite of photographers, day trekkers and casual bush walkers for it holds so much natural beauty & wildlife. There is also a Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre with more information about this wonderful tourist attraction. While visiting the area be on the lookout for Wallabies, Tasmanian Devils, Echidnas, Wombats and Potoroos which are local inhabitants of the area.
Numerous delightful bird species can also be found in the area. The national park is made up of Alpine and Sub-Alpine vegetation. Cradle Mountain is named after its resemblance to a gold mining cradle, used in times of the Gold Rush around the year 1851 within Tasmania & Australia. There is a boat shed built in the early 1900's sitting on the edge of Dove Lake with Cradle Mountain towering in the background, making for a perfect stop off and photograph opportunity. Enjoy and have a memorable time at Cradle Mountain with Fun Tassie Tours as part our our Cradle Mountain tour where you can soak up the atmosphere and enjoy this lovely part of Tasmania.