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Getting to Cradle Mountain
It takes about 5 hours to drive to Cradle Mountain from Hobart via Hwy#1 Heritage Highway. It takes about 2 hours to drive from Launceston and about 4 hours to drive from Freycinet. It will take about 3 hours to drive ftom Strahan. Check the Cradle Mountain Australian Travel Map for routing.
If driving from Launceston, there are two ways to get there: As you drive from Launceston on Hwy#1 Bass Highway, turn left (west) at Deloraine and head to Mole Creek on the B12 road. After Mole Creek, watch for the C136 road to Cethana and Cradle Mountain. This road will join Cradle Mountain Road at Moina (check the Cradle Mountain Australian Travel Map). Turn left (west) up into the hills. Turn left (south) again into Cradle Mountain.
The other route stays on Hwy#1 Bass Highway to Elizabeth Town, then turns off left (west) to Sheffield and Wilmot. After visiting Sheffield, follow the C132 which becomes Cradle Mountain Road.
If you arrive on the Spirit of Tasmania Ferry it will take about one hour to drive to Cradle Mountain from Devonport. Zoom out on the Cradle Mountain Australian Travel Map for detail.
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Cradle Mountain National Park Visitors Centre: The Visitors Centre is excellent and is the best place to start your Cradle Moutain experience. You will park your car, pay the Park Fee and board the shuttle bus for the 6 km ride to Dove Lake and Waldheim Chalet.
Walks at Cradle Mountain: Walks range from the easy King Billy Track and the Waterfalls Walk near Cradle Mountain Lodge to the Wombat Pool walk near Dove Lake to the more difficult ascent of Cradle Mountain itself. Always take good rain and weather gear when walking. This is a very exposed area and the weather can change very quickly.
Dove Lake and Waldheim Chalet: Dove Lake is at the foot of Cradle Mountain and at the end of the road. Depending on the weather, the walks are spectacular. Waldheim Chalet is near Dove Lake.
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