Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park turns 100

Aug 12, 2022

This year Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park turned 100!


The modern, European recognition of its significance began with a rustic alpine chalet named ‘Waldheim’ that was developed by early pioneers Gustav and Kate Weindorfer in 1912.



In 1922, the reservation of land began, with 158,000 acres between Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair was proclaimed a Scenic Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary. Then, in 1927, 63,990 hectares, including Cradle Mountain, were set aside as a reserve.



In 1971, ‘The Reserve’ became what is now known as the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Cradle Mountain is one of the most popular scenic and wildlife areas of Tasmania to visit and if you fancy exploring it on a pack-free guided walk we have plenty of options!



Starting off we have our 4-day Cradle Mountain Walk and you can add an extra day to explore the spectacular Walls of Jerusalem. Then we have our 5-day Lake St Clair walk where you’ll get to explore a variety of landscapes.



And if you want to walk further, longer we have our 7-day Lake St Clair and Cradle Mountain Walk or throw in an extra day to also explore the Walls of Jerusalem.



At Life’s An Adventure we have chosen the best trails and combined them with luxury accommodation, local food and wine and friendly knowledgeable guides to create an unforgettable experience.

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