Tuesday, 23 January 2018


“I’m able to actually choose places to go which have intrigued me for the last god knows how many years, and Tasmania’s always been one of those places.” - Robert Plant 

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Cradle Mountain is a mountain in the Central Highlands region of the Australian state of Tasmania. The mountain is situated in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. At 1,545 metres above sea level, it is the fifth-highest mountain in Tasmania, and is one of the principal tourist sites in the state. The Cradle Mountain is composed of dolerite columns, similar to many of the other mountains in the area. 

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park contains many walking trails, and is where hikes along the well-known Overland Track usually begin. Major features are Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff in the northern end, Mount Pelion East, Mount Pelion West, Mount Oakleigh and Mount Ossa in the middle and Lake St Clair in the southern end of the park. The park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

The Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is a significant location of Tasmania's endemic species — 40–55% of the park’s documented alpine flora is endemic. Furthermore, 68% of the higher rainforest species recorded in alpine areas in Tasmania are present in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. The park’s alpine vegetation is very diverse and has largely escaped forest fires that have caused neighbouring regions to suffer. Animals present in the park include: pademelons, Bennett’s wallabies, quolls, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, platypuses, wombats, possums, ravens and currawongs.

The park has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it provides habitat for 11 of Tasmania’s endemic bird species, as well as for the flame and pink robins and the striated fieldwren. The IBA is important as a representative protected area in north-central Tasmania for those species.

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  1. Thankfully the park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and therefore protected from greedy miners, loggers and developers. Pademelons, quolls and Tasmanian devils must be rare; even wallabies, echidnas, platypuses, wombats and possums still need a natural environment in which to flourish.

  2. Love the quote and I can relate to it. Tasmania has been on my bucket list for a while now. It's so close to us in New Zealand, yet far away.

  3. Loved reading about Cradle Mountain. I went for a hike there and absolutely loved it. Beautiful photo.

  4. My husband and I love to hike. We would love to go there!