Year of 2017

Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park in Tasmania

We’re going all out for Take a Walk in the Park Day today. Instead of heading to our local spot, we’ve jetted off to Tasmania, off the southern coast of the Australian mainland, where Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park beckons to hikers from around the globe. Numerous trails crisscross the park, with Overland Track being the most famous. Maybe you can’t make it to Tasmania today, but if you can spare the time, grab a friend and head out to a park.

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is located in the Central Highlands area of Tasmania, 165 km northwest of Hobart. The park contains many walking trails, and is where hikes along the well-known Overland Track usually begin. Major features are Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff in the northern end, Mount Pelion East, Mount Pelion West, Mount Oakleigh and Mount Ossa in the middle and Lake St Clair in the southern end of the park. The park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Address: 4057 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain Tasmania 7310
Phone: 03 6492 1110
Established: 1922