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Cradle Mountain Highlanders
Cottages Tasmania Australia
Rustic Self Contained Cabin Accommodation minutes from Cradle
Mountain National Park
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Cradle Mountain Tourist Information
are many things to do and see in the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair
National Park wilderness region of Tasmania Australia. Your hosts,
Kate and Kim, at Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages will
be happy to provide tourist information and help you to plan your
Tasmanian travel itinerary.
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Cradle Mountain Tasmania - Wildlife
around Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages has some of Australia's
most spectacular scenery and abounds in Australian native wildlife.
Around the cabin accommodation you can expect to see Rufus wallabies
(Pademelons), Bennetts wallabies, wombats, brush tail possums and
currawongs. If you are lucky you might also see Tasmanian devils,
spotted tail quolls and green rosellas. Inside the Cradle Mountain
National Park you are likely to see all these animals and, if you
are quiet enough, you might even see a platypus.
Tasmanian Devil - Cradle Mountain
Wombat - Australian Wildlife
at Cradle Mountain Tasmania
Cradle Mountain Tasmania Weather
Cradle Mountain weather is known for its unpredictability. You can
expect all four seasons at any time of the year, so even in summer
it is a good idea to bring clothes that you can layer on, a spare
pair of walking shoes, a warm jumper and a wind/rainproof jacket.
The warmest months are January and February and the coldest Months
are July and August.
The warmest temperature is 30 degrees and the coldest overnight
is minus 10 degrees.
Snow can fall at any time of the year but usually in July, August
and September where a good fall is between 200mm and 300mm.
Cradle Mountain Tasmania Weather
Beautiful in every
Tours and Activities at Cradle Mountain Tasmania
of Cradle Mountain National Park's free guided activities (summer
holidays only), including nocturnal wildlife walks, interpretive
walks, campfire yarns and slide shows or take a scenic helicopter
flight over the Cradle Mountain National Park with Sea Air Adventure
Charters, just 200 metres from Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages.
There is also horse riding, either in the Cradle Mountain area,
either at Tullah (Tullah Horseback Tours) 40 minutes drive towards
Queenstown, or at Staverton (Highland Trails) 35 minutes towards
Other activities include, canoeing, mountain bike hire, guided wildlife
tours, trout fishing (season August to April), bushwalking
and close encounters with Tasmanian Devils at the new "Devils@Cradle"
interpretation and viewing facility, situated just next door to
Cradle Mountain Highlanders..
All tours can be booked through the reception office at Cradle
Mountain Highlanders Cottages.
Self Drive Tours Tasmania - Tourism Attractions near
Wilmot Hills Vineyard is a 45 minute drive to Wilmot west
of Lake Barrington. It is 300 metres above sea level with spectacular
views towards Mount Roland, and specialises in fruit wines.
Lake Barrington Estate was established in 1986 and is set
on the banks of picturesque Lake Barrington with Riesling, Chardonnay
and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties. Lake Barrington Estate is
located just outside Sheffield 1 hour from Cradle Mountain Highlanders
Tasmanian Cheese Factories
Ashgrove Farm Cheese specialises in award winning English
Country style cheeses, manufactured from milk from the farm's 800
cow dairy herd.
Visitors can view the cheese making and taste the range of cheeses.
The Cheese factory is located on the Bass Highway 20 minutes from
Devonport, about 1 1/4 hours drive from Cradle Mountain Highlanders
Lactos Tasmania makes a range of specialty cheeses each with
their own quality and character created by a master cheese maker.
Visitors can taste the many varieties of award winning cheeses and
they also have a range of Tasmanian shortbread biscuits, honey,
mustards, sauces, jams and condiments. They are located in Old Surrey
Road, Burnie about 1 1/2 hours from Cradle Mountain Highlanders
Tasmanian Honey Farms
Tazmazia has a honey boutique with a large range of natural,
fruit and liqueur honeys all made and packed on the premises.
There is also a pancake parlour, lavender farm and a complex of
seven mazes. Tazmazia is located at Lower Crackpot, a 40 minute
drive from Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages.
Stephens Honey Factory at Mole Creek offers different types
of honey, specialising in leatherwood and clover honey. Mole Creek
is 1 hour from Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages on the
Honey Farm at Chudleigh, half way between Mole Creek and
Deloraine, has over 30 varieties of honey with free honey tasting
and gourmet ice cream.
Tasmanian Caves and Caving
Mole Creek Caves
45 minute guided interpretive tours are operated every day of teh
year, except for Christmas Day.
There are two public caves at Mole Creek, Marakoopa and King Solomon.
Marakoopa is a wet cave 15 km from Mole Creek featuring two underground
streams and an incredible glow worm display.
You can choose from two different tours, both allowing time to view
the spectacular glow worm display.
King Solomon is a dry cave with light reflecting calcite crystals.
Both caves are on the C138 before you get to Mole Creek, about 1
hour from Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages.
There is also Trowunna Wildlife Park where you can see hand feeding
of Tasmanian Devils, pat a koala and hold a baby wombat.
Gunns Plains Caves
These are limestone caves, 25 kms South of Ulverstone. Though not
as big as the Mole Creek caves they are still quite spectacular.
On the way to the caves from Highlanders there is also Leven
canyon, a lookout over the Leven River and a good picnic spot only
1 1/2 hours from Cradle Mountain Highlanders Cottages.
Cradle Mountain Bushwalking
The area around Cradle Mountain offers many
spectacular bushwalks from fairly easy to very hard.
History of Cradle Mountain Tasmania
The Cradle Mountain valley was formed by glacial movement over 20,000
years ago. The mountain was named in 1826 and settled soon after.
on Cradle Mountain history...
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