Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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A winter wonder. Exploring Tasmania’s most picturesque park
Today we take a trip south to visit Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park – part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The 1262-square kilometre park is brimming with river gorges, lakes and more, while also being the home to both the famous Overland Track as well as the iconic Cradle Mountain. For those who fancy hiking, it’s a particularly stunning spot during the winter, as icy streams cascade down mountains and layers of snow add extra colour and beauty to the photo-worthy landscapes. Remarkably, the Cradle Mountain area shows geological evidence of three glacial stages (a cold episode during an ice age or glacial period) over the last two million years, meaning the glacial process helped form much of this natural wonder. Impressive enough to grab your snow gear and go see it for yourself? We think so!