Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair

National Park

Welcome to our beautiful national park

Are you sitting around at home wanting to do something?

Are you wanting to get out and about?

Do you want to get out of the carbine dioxide and into the fresh air?

Then come take in the indulgence at our beautiful National park in Tasmania.

Also book a room at the Cradle lake MT loge.


If you get the $60 holiday pass, as you know you can’t get into Cradle Mountain NP. If you are intending to catch the shuttle bus, you will have to pay the fee $16.50 per adult and $.25 per child or family cost of $41.25, which can add up if you have many in your party.


Lake cruises are available and licensed trout fishing is permitted in season.Scenic flights over the park are also available. Park also provides working facilities at cradle lake mt loge.

Aboriginal Culture

The Aboriginal custodians of Lake St Clair, or Leeuwenhoek (meaning ‘sleeping water’), were the Larmairremener of the Big River tribe, while Cradle Mountain and Lake Dove, or Weebonenetiner, were part of the traditional lands of the North tribe.

Plains of buttongrass (Gymnoschoenus sphaerocephalus) around Lake St Clair and in the Cradle Valley indicate where fire was used by Aborigines to manage grazing lands and attract a good supply of game animals. The relationship between Aboriginal Tasmanians, or Palawa, and their land is the inspiration behind the Lake St Clair visitor centre’s natural fibre sculpture. Woven by three Indigenous artists using buttongrass, sedges and dodder vine from the Leeuwen–Lake St Clair area, it pays respect to the nine Tasmanian Aboriginal tribes and complements the nearby Larmairremener Tabelti Walk.


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.

Please note:

Park Responsibilities and Rules

  • entry fees apply for entry into national parks,
  • dogs and other pets are not allowed in national parks.
  • many areas in Tasmania's national parks do not have rubbish bins available. Please be prepared to carry your rubbish back out of the park at the end of your stay.
  • The park is open from 8:00-5:00
Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania
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These are some of the drawings that a local artist did of some of the views of the mountains and lake st Clair.