Itinerary experiences for Cradle Mountain and surrounds
1. Berries, berries, berries
Stop in at a working farm, such as Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm (famous for their raspberry latte) or at Turners Beach Berry Patch to pick you own berries and get lost in their hay maze.
2. Tasmanian Truffles
Hunt and harvest truffles at Australia’s first truffle farm among majestic oaks, then taste the beautifully prepared fruit of your labours with fellow truffle hunters.
3. Sheffield - town of murals
Once a centre for industry, this small town set in the foothills of majestic Mount Roland has reinvented itself as an arts destination with an annual mural painting competition that attracts professional artists from around the world. While you’re in town, don’t forget to stop by nearby Promised Land and explore Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot – one of the world’s largest maze complexes.
4. Mt Roland
Standing 1233 metres above sea level, Mount Roland is a stunning backdrop to the Kentish Municipality and is the ideal place to get 360 degree views of Bass Strait, Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff from its pinnacle. Take the 6 hr return walking track from Gowrie Park Village to take in these magnificent views of the region.
5. Waldheim Alpine Spa
Overlooking a King Billy Pine forest, it doesn’t get more relaxing than a treatment in the Waldheim Alpine Spa at Cradle Mountain Lodge. Be sure to visit the dedicated therapeutic area known as The Sanctuary – with a steam room, sauna, large hot-tub and cool plunge pool.
6. Cradle Mountain Canyons
See Cradle Mountain from a new angle and join a canyoning trip where you will slide, jump and swim your way through ancient canyons with epic views.
7. Wombat spotting at Ronny Creek
On the way into Cradle Mountain, make a short stop at Ronny Creek and walk the duckboards over the picturesque plateau. Keep a keen eye on your surroundings and you may be lucky enough to see a family of wombats grazing outside their burrow.
8. Cradle Mountain
Whether you prefer traversing down ancient canyons, relaxing at the spa in World Heritage wilderness or simply walking through it, this is where wilderness and civilisation meet.
9. Liffey Falls
Located in the Liffey Falls State Reserve, Liffey Falls is easily accessible via a short picturesque walk through cool temperate rainforest that’s home to giant trees and prolific wildlife including birds, platypus and Tasmanian devils. Spend the day in this Tasmanian World Heritage listed area and make use of the shelters and barbeques or take one of the many short walks.
10. Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail
Taste fresh produce, fine wines and other delicious treats on the tasting trail that weaves along the north-west coast and on to Cradle Mountain. Choose from chocolate, cheese, ginseng, honey, truffles and lots more.
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