Twisted Lake, Cradle Mountain
In a nutshell:
A state National Park, Cradle Mountain is located approximately 150 km west of Launceston. There is a daily entrance fee of $3.50. Alternatively, you may prefer an extended entry pass for $14.00. You'll find the visitor centre and interpretation centre at the park's entrance.
All accommodation is outside the park, but a shuttle bus service operates from the caravan park, lodges and visitor centre to Dove Lake, where the popular Overland Track starts. Shuttle cost is $17.00 return.
How to get there
HOW TO GET THERE:
Cradle Mountain National Park is 2 and a half hours comfortable drive from Launceston, 1 and a half hours from Devonport, 4 hours from Hobart, and 2 and a half hours from Strahan.
There are numerous day tours from Launceston and Devonport starting at $55.00 as well as several 2 day (or longer) walking tours. Cabin accommodation is available in park with one company - others camp.
There is a public bus from Launceston and Devonport three days a week, all year round. This service runs daily during summer. The cost is $41.00 per single.
WHERE TO STAY:
Two lodges offer self-contained cabins for two from $155.00. There are restaurants available at both.
Self-contained cabins in the caravan park start at $70.00 for two. There is a café/restaurant on site.
A dormitory style bunkhouse is located in the caravan park, affordably priced from $17.00 per night. There is a café available.
Camping is available in the caravan park and in the National Park itself.