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Cradle Mountain,Cradle Mountain TAS
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Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain does not hold title as Tasmania’s highest peak, but indeed is one of the most recognisable. One of the most accessible peaks as well as one of the most spectacular, the jagged peaks of Cradle Mountain and it’s surrounding alpine wilderness area is ideal for hikers who wish to explore the rugged terrain of Tasmania, described as being the “crowning glory of Tassie’s wilderness.” Cradle Mountain sits at the Northern end of the Cradle Mountain- Lake Saint Clair National Park, a mere 2.5 hours west of Launceston and lords it over a mighty 161,000 hectares worth of wilderness, cascading rivers and dense, old growth rainforests.
There are many ways in which to appreciate Cradle Mountain and its magic, from tackling the summit to soaking up the scenery on the Enchanted Walk. If you're game for a challenge, Cradle Mountain is also the starting point of a 65 kilometre track- a six day journey, ending at the northern end of Lake St Clair. If not, guided walks are also available. Cradle Mountain also has a range of inhabiting creatures, ranging from a plentiful supply of wombats and echidnas to the rare and endangered wedge tailed eagle
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