A walk to suit all age groups. For company there’s a cascading river, wombat burrows and magical old-growth rainforest. The walk will take you through buttongrass moorland before entering cool temperate rainforest along the edges of Pencil Pine Creek. Along the track are three interpretive tunnels that kids and kids at heart will find fun to crawl through!

No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Drive to the Cradle Mountain Interpretation Centre.  You can also take the bus from the Cradle Mt Information Centre which departs every 15 minutes 7 days a week.

Route/Trail notes

From the Interpretation Centre walk out to the main road and turn right towards Cradle Mountain Lodge. You will see a large enbankment of button grass, walk downwards towards the bridge.  Before the bridge you will see signage indicating the start of the walk (heading away from the road.  Continue along the path.  The walk will lead you back to the main road (via Peppers Resort).

Other References



Beautiful walk in the snow!

Suz on 22 Aug, 2022

This is a beautifully green forested area that would be beautiful with snow! We saw lots of evidence of wombats - scat and burrows but didn't see any that day.

Robyn on 12 Jun, 2021

Overrated in my opinion, perhaps at times crowded as well, but certainly one of the easiest to access. I did it as an add-on.

Wanderlust on 9 Dec, 2020

Yet another lovely walk at Cradle Mountain. Since this is a short walk we added it at the end of a day when we didn't have time to fit in a bigger walk.

Richard Mason on 28 Oct, 2019

Visited Cradle Mountain in Winter. The walks were even more charming with the snow littered around. Still plenty of animals to spot.

JayWalker on Jul, 2017

Stunning when it’s snowing

Annie on 14 May, 2017

Did this just at dawn...plenty of Rufus Wallabies hoping around

J on 9 Aug, 2016

Truly enchanting. I have never seen such an amazing moss forest and so green! Highly recommend. There are a number of wombat burrows so it's possible you'll see one.

rob.bushman on 4 Oct, 2014

Beautiful moss garden.

Harry on 4 Oct, 2014


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