Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Despite being only the sixth highest mountain in Tasmania, Cradle Mountain with its dramatic peaks, glacial lakes and towering, ancient pines, is easily one of the state’s most iconic sights. The mountain itself is part of the World Heritage-listed Tasmanian Wilderness, this 1614-sq-km national park incorporates the state's most famous mountain (Cradle Mountain), 2 of its best-known lakes (Lake St Clair and Dove Lake) and 7 of its 10 highest mountains.

Here, you can spot platypus, echidnas and if you’re lucky, a Tasmanian devil as you hike one of the many trails. For a real adventure, try the Overland Track, a 65-kilometre-long trek that’ll see you traversing the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area over a total of 6 days. And when you’re done walking, there’s plenty more to see and do here. Canyon in the park’s waterfalls, relax your tired legs in an outdoor spa, settle in for a three-course meal featuring Tasmania’s finest local produce or take to the skies and enjoy a birds-eye view of this incredible landscape. If you’re in search of adventure with a side of serenity, Cradle Mountain is the perfect place.