- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
- Hiking / Trekking
- Off the beaten track
I spent several days camping in the region, in the nature park of Cradle Mountain and Lake St. Clair, and I was quite simply captivated by the region. The views are breathtaking, stunning nature and relatively few tourists, leaving an impression of a place still hardly affected by mass tourism.
Moreover, it's what gives Tasmania its charm in my opinion, an impression of a destination off the beaten track, despite a natural beauty without parallel in Australia, in my opinion.
The Cradle Mountain peaks only at 1,545m, but the climb isn't as easy as it seems. At the summit, the view is breathtaking with an impression of having arrived at the end of the world reinforced by the total absence of human life in the surroundings. A must visit in Tasmania without doubt.
The hike up to Cradle Mountain is one of the most popular hikes. It can be accessed from Dove Lake. I really enjoyed the hike around this beautiful mountain lake which takes 2 hours. The ascent up to Mount Cradle is longer: it takes a day.
Another of Tasmania's mythical trails: theOverland Track. A 65km circuit and a 6-day trek through the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. The splendid scenery and the physical challenge of the Overland Track make it one of the wildest walks in the world. During the summer season, from October to May, you will need to book your place and pay a fee if you want to do this hike. Those who are brave enough to make the trek will cross landscapes of valleys carved out by glaciers, thick eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and steep gorges. The walk finishes at the deepest lake in Australia: Lake St Claire