Exploring Cradle Mountain

No visit to Tasmania is complete without taking in the amazing scenery of the Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park, home to the world-famous Overland Track and the iconic Cradle Mountain.

Frequently asked questions

If you are planning on visiting Tasmania's beautiful Cradle Coast region and exploring Cradle Mountain, you might like to take a look through our frequently asked questions below.  If you have questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact us directly and we would be happy to help.

Do you offer an Auto club discount?

Yes, Cradle Mountain Hotel offers a 25% accommodation discount to all Tasmanian, interstate and international Auto club members. This discount is also offered at Freycinet Lodge and Strahan Village.

Do your rooms have cooking facilities?

Our rooms have tea and coffee making facilities but not kitchen facilities. Multiple dining options are available via Altitude Restaurant + Lounge Bar as well as an in-room menu.

Do your rooms have hairdryers?

Yes, all rooms at Cradle Mountain Hotel have hairdryers for guests

Do I need to book for dinner?

We strongly suggest making a reservation at Altitude Restaurant to avoid disappointment. This can be made at the hotel's reception, either on arrival or over the phone in advance. 

Do your rooms have a minibar?

Our Deluxe Spa and Split Level King Spa rooms have a minibar.  Our standard rooms do not.

Do you have laundry facilities?

We have coin operated washing machines, located next to reception. The machines accept $1 and $2 coins.

Is there parking at Cradle Mountain Hotel?

Free parking is available to all visitors to Cradle Mountain Hotel and the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery.

What's the weather like at Cradle Mountain?

It's an alpine climate in our area, meaning you may experience cold temperatures and possibly snow in any month of the year. Watch the forecast and plan to travel with warmer clothes such as a beanie and a jacket, especially if you are considering night activities suh as a wildlife tour.

Do I have to pay to access the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery?

The entry fee for the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery is $5 per person or $10 for a family (2 adults + 3 children). Entry is free to Cradle Mountain Hotel guests, Altitude Restaurant + Lounge Bar guests and customers of the Cradle Mountain Cafe. 

Can I charge my electric car at Cradle Mountain Hotel?

We have a Tesla charging station at Cradle Mountain Hotel. If you're driving west, there is also a station at Strahan Village and on the east coast, Freycinet Lodge offers the same service.

Are your restaurants open during the day and can non-guests dine there?

Altitude Restaurant + Lounge Bar is open for all-day dining and we welcome day visitors to call in and enjoy our beautiful location for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks in-between.

Do you have a shuttle bus between the hotel and the Visitor Centre?

We do not have a shuttle bus, however there is easy road access and we also offer bikes for hire from the hotel.

Will my mobile phone work at Cradle Mountain?

Only Telstra's network works at Cradle Mountain. Please note there are numberous 'black spots' due to the local terrain. Phone service via the Telstra network is generally not an issue at the hotel.

What is Cradle Mountain Hotel's address for my GPS?

3718 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain, 7306. Please note that GPS navigation will sometimes recommend the most direct route, however this doesn't always place you on the most suitable road. It pays to seek local advice if you are unsure.

What are the hours of the hotel's reception?

Hotel reception is open 24 hours.

How long will it take to drive to Cradle Mountain Hotel?

Allow 2.5 hours from Launceston, 4.5 hours from Hobart and 1.5 hours from Devonport. These times allow for a rest or photograph stop along the way!

Can I drive to Dove Lake from Cradle Mountain Hotel?

You can, providing the boom gate at the National Park boundary is open.  A recommended and reliable alternative is to park your vehicle at the National Park Visitor Centre and use the shuttle bus.

Do I need a National Parks entry pass?

A valid National Parks pass is required to enter the Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park and is available for purchase at hotel reception. You do not need a park pass to simply access the hotel.

Does your hotel have WiFi?

Cradle Mountain Hotel offers free WiFi to all visitors and guests. Note that due to our regional and alpine location, download speeds may vary.

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