Breathe deep and take in the spectacular natural wilderness that is Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. The rugged mountain terrain and clear, mirror-like waters here leave visitors spellbound year-on-year. It’s no wonder, then, that this primeval land has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It’s here that you’ll have the chance to spot some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife, including the duckbilled platypus and Tasmanian devil. Keep an eye out for rare bird species too, as you explore the rugged terrain.
The national park is famous for its 65-kilometre Overland Track. Much of the track is a wooden walking platform, raised so as not to disturb the land beneath, and to walk the full length – from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair – takes six days. However, if you’re not feeling that adventurous, there are plenty of short walks or day treks to take you through the enthralling wilderness.