Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain wilderness
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Make the most of your trip to the Cradle Coast! From getting here by plane or by boat, to activities, accommodation and experiences on the ground, we have useful travel information to help you plan a memorable visit.

Plan Your Trip

Crossing the Arthur River Bridge

Getting Here

Tasmania is Australia's only island state boasting endemic wildlife and unique cultural and wilderness experiences. A trip to the Cradle Coast region, also home to the iconic Cradle Mountain, begins with getting to our beautiful island state.

Visitor Information Services

Do you need a little extra help in planning your trip to the Cradle Coast? We're here to help, with a knowledgeable team in our local visitor centres who are passionate about the region and ready to answer your questions.

Murchison highway on the way to Hellyer Gorge

Getting Around

Journeying around the Cradle Coast you'll be treated to a slower pace of island life and stunning landscapes in every direction. On this magnificent journey, it's important to be aware of key information that will contribute to an excellent experience.

Wombat covered in snow at Cradle Mountain

Seasons

The Cradle Coast enjoys very distinct seasons, each with their own unique experience throughout the year, but it's important to plan carefully so that you are fully prepared. From fierce and powerful UV Rays in the summer sun to feet of snow falling in the mountains in winter, knowing what to expect before you go can be key for planning the type of experience you want to have while visiting our spectacular and diverse Cradle Coast region.

Letterboxes outside homes near Mt Roland Tasmania

Make Us Your Home

Thinking about trading traffic lights for rolling hills and open roads? We have the perfect place in mind for a change of scenery that not only boasts magnificent landscapes right in your back yard, but also appeals to the pocket book, with some of Australia’s lowest cost of living.

The rainforest, river and ferns at Bird River

Responsible Travel

We encourage visitors to do their part in maintaining and improving the natural condition of this amazing part of the world. Please take personal responsibility for your impact during your visit and find ways to lower your carbon footprint. A ‘carbon footprint’ is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that result from our lifestyle. We can take a number of simple measures to lighten our carbon footprints.

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Find new experiences (and share some of your own!) by using the official Visit Cradle Coast hashtag.

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