Cradle Mountain is one of the iconic wilderness areas of Tasmania that is easily accessible by road as a day trip from Launceston. The mountains sits at the northern end of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Overnight accommodation is also plentiful at Cradle Mountain.
You can drive to the gates of the National Park, leave your car at the visitors centre, and catch a shuttle (price included in your National Park entry fee) to Dove Lake and the beginnings of the trails around the mountain.There is no direct road from Cradle Mountain to Lake St. Clair. It is about 5 days walk on the Overland Track to get between the two. If you want to drive, you will need to head back to Deloraine and then take the mountain roads (A5, B11, A10) past the Great Lake to Derwent Bridge.