Enchanted Walk

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Enchanted Walk

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Distance
1.1km
Duration
20 mins
Duration
Short walk
Duration
Easy

Children and adults will delight in this captivating trail that weaves through ancient temperate rainforest and past a pristine mountain stream. Experience the magic of Cradle Mountain’s Enchanted Nature Walk, a short interpretive trail that takes visitors through a mesmerising native forest. Walk beneath a canopy of myrtle-beech trees and towering pencil pines. Begin your walk and take in the tranquil ambience of the forest. Adults and children can learn about the flora and fauna of this unique region by climbing through interesting tunnels.  As you walk along the boardwalk you may be lucky enough to notice animals and birds, and you'll also come across three interpretive tunnels, which feature displays that explain the flora and fauna of the area and encourage walkers to look out for different plant and animal species. Keep your eyes peeled for wombat burrows, which are common along the western bank of the creek. You’re most likely to see these cute furry creatures at dawn or dusk when they move about their burrows to go foraging for food. Take a moment to sit by the cascading Pencil Pine Creek and watch as the pristine waterfall tumbles over smooth river rocks. There are picnic and public toilet facilities nearby at the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre, so you can enjoy an afternoon with the family in these tranquil surroundings. Alternatively, at the Cradle Mountain Lodge you can enjoy a meal or stay overnight. The Enchanted Nature Walk is a 1.1-kilometre circuit that takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. It is suitable for children of all ages. There are also many other walks of varying difficulties and lengths in the National Park, right up to multi-day mountain hikes. The trails are free to access, however, the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park has a fee for entry. Parking is available at the visitor centre.

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Distance
1.1km
Duration
20 mins

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Duration
Short walk
Duration
Easy
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