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6. Cradle Mountain, Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park

Parks for all People - Access for the mobility impaired in Tasmania's national parks and reserves

From Devonport, follow the B19 and B14 to Sheffield, then C136 and C132 to the park entrance. From Launceston, follow the A1, then via B13 through Sheffield.

Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most popular national parks. At the entrance to the national park there is an excellent, fully accessible visitor centre and toilets. The Rainforest Walk, starting at the visitor centre, is all-weather boardwalk and suitable for most independent wheelchair users. The Enchanted Walk (starting about 30 metres along the road before the visitor centre) is a very easy walk for all ages. The first half of this walk (before the bridge) is sealed and wheelchair accessible, but after the bridge there are a number of steps. There are two accessible picnic areas located next to the visitor centre, both with sheltered picnic tables and BBQs. There are also accessible toilets located at the Dove Lake carpark.

A TrailRider (all-terrain wheelchair) is available at Cradle Mountain for visitors with impaired mobility. The TrailRider can be used on a range of designated walking track that are not accessible to conventional wheelchairs. A minimum of two reasonably fit operators are required to assist the rider on easier graded walks, with more needed for difficult tracks. 

The TrailRider is available for free hire, though bookings need to be made 7 days in advance. 

For all bookings and enquiries please contact the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre on (03) 64 921 110 or cradle@parks.tas.gov.au