Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia

It had been raining on and off all afternoon, with fog obscuring many of the views of this part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

The jagged mountain contours of the wild Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park epitomise the feel of a untamed landscape. Ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands, buttongrass and stands of colourful deciduous beech provide a range of environments to explore. Icy streams cascading out of rugged mountains, stands of ancient pines mirrored in the waters of glacial lakes and a wealth of wildlife ensure there is always something to captivate you. The area is one of the most popular natural areas in Tasmania and this visit continued to reveal why.