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3 Ways to explore Cradle Mountain's untouched nature

Cradle Mountain in Tasmania is a favourite national park among nature lovers and adventure seekers. It is a breathtaking mountain region characterised by snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, beautiful forests and vast alpine moors. An incredible variety of flora and fauna lives here, which you will not find anywhere else. In this blog, we explore 3 ways to explore Cradle Mountain's untouched nature.

1. Hike around Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain has many hiking trails suitable for different skill levels and interests. Whether you are looking for a stroll or a challenging trek, there is something for everyone. For beginners and families, the Enchanted Walk is fun. This short walk, of about 20 minutes, goes through ancient woodland, where you'll discover views of the natural beauty of the area.

Are you looking for a slightly more challenging hike? Then Dove Lake Circuit is a must. This 6-kilometre hike will circle beautiful Dove Lake, and you can take in breathtaking views of Cradle Mountain. For adventurous walkers, there is the famous Overland Track. This challenging, multi-day hike of 65 kilometres requires the necessary preparation, but is worth it. Along the way, you will be rewarded with views of spectacular landscapes and unspoiled nature.

A group of people hiking in Cradle Mountain
Enjoy the beautiful views during a walk
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Cradle Mountain is a special nature reserve in Tasmania
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2. Admire the native animals

If you enjoy spotting wildlife, you will be amazed at Cradle Mountain. It is home to several native animals, including wombats, wallabies, Tasmanian devils and several bird species. During a walk on one of the beautiful nature trails, there is a good chance that you will encounter at least one of these species.

The Tasmanian devils are threatened with extinction and are not so common in the wild any more. Fortunately, you can still admire these unique animals in Devils@cradle. It's a game reserve where they are naturally protected against dangerous external influences.

Tip: Most wild animals are more active in the early morning and late afternoon. These are the ideal times to spot animals.

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Most wombats live around Ronny Creek in Cradle Mountain
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Spot a Tasmanian devil
Don't miss the unique Tasmanian devils!
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3. Go to sleep in a wooden cottage in the middle of the woods

In the middle of the lush forests near Cradle Mountain, you can spend the night in a charming wooden cottage, where you will be welcomed by hosts Dianne and Michael. It is the perfect place to unwind after a day of outdoor activities. Relax by your wood stove, prepare a meal in your kitchen and enjoy the view from your terrace.

The cosy atmosphere in the cottages ensures that you quickly feel at home. In addition, this property is within easy reach of all Cradle Mountain hiking trails and attractions, making it the ideal base from which to explore this beautiful part of Tasmania.

One of the log cabins in the woods near Cradle Mountain
Enjoy all the peace around you
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One of the wooden cottages in the forests of Cradle Mountain
Your bed is handcrafted from local wood
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