Cradle Mountain National Park

Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park, features ancient rainforests and alpine heaths, it is home to the world-famous Overland Track and iconic Cradle Mountain. Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the park is one of the state’s most special places, where ancient pines fringe  glacial lakes and icy streams cascade down rugged mountains.  The vegetation is rich and diverse including grassland, rainforest and many ancient plants such as the long-lived and endemic King Billy pine and the unusual native deciduous beech. The park also provides a rich habitat for wildlife, including Tasmanian devils, quolls, platypus, echidna and several  bird species.  Dramatic Cradle Mountain is the rugged jewel of the park and can be seen from Dove Lake on a day visit.