Tasmania, being an Island State of Australia, can be accessed via plane or car ferry. Ferries to Tasmania leave from both Sydney and Melbourne. Planes into Tasmania land in Launceston, Devonport or Hobart the state capital of Tasmania. Hobart Airport is serviced by international and domestic flights. Public buses are available to Cradle Mountain from both Devonport (appox 90 mins) and Launceston (2.5 hours).
Many types of accommodation are available near to Cradle Mountain including Chateaus, Cabins, Caravan and Camping sites at the Holiday Park and resort style luxury at the Mountain Lodge.
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With stunning scenery and amazing views, Cradle Mountain in St Clair National Park, Tasmania, is no doubt one of the most beautiful Australian landmarks and we recommend putting it on your list of places to see if you are visiting the southern parts of Australia.
The mountain rises to 1545 metres (5068 feet) above sea level and is considered to be a must see on one of the worlds best walking tracks, The Overland Track.
Cradle mountain, rises above the glacially formed Dove Lake and has 4 summits. The mountain is frequently climbed by tourists and can generally be accessed all year round. Hikers should be aware that the mountain is often exposed to bad weather that can arrive quickly at times.
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