Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park *
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Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake, Tasmanian Wilderness
Country  Australia
Type Mixed
Criteria iii, iv, vi, vii, viii, ix, x
Reference 507
Region ** Asia-Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 1982 (6th Session)
Extensions 1989

The Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site. It is a large park with lakes, temperate rainforests and alpine heathland. Cradle Mountain is a jagged dolerite mountain peak. There are sites around the park where the Australian Aborigines lived 10,000 years ago during the last ice age.[1] Tasmania's tallest mountain, Mt. Ossa, 1,617 m (5,305 ft) above sea level, is in the park.[2]

An area of 158,000 acres (63,940 ha) was protected in May 1922 as a scenic reserve, becoming a National Park in 1972.[1] The National Park now covers an area of 397,840 acres (161,000 ha).[2] There is a 73 km (45 mi) walking track, called the Overland Track, between Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair.[3]

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Other National Parks and reserves in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area are:

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This article is about a World Heritage Site