Where is it? Cradle Mountain-Lake Sinclair National Park, Tas.
Walking the 65km Overland Track is easily the best way to get your blood pumping in the magical Tasmanian wilderness. The rapidly changeable weather will keep you on your toes during the six-day trek and you’ll have to be in top physical condition, but the finish-line view is unbelievable. Sure, it might not be the highest mountain in Tasmania, but it has become one of the most recognisable peaks in Australia. December through April is the best time to hike because of the longer hours of warmth and daylight.
If you don’t feel like doing it the hard way – ie, with your own camping gear – join a guided tour through Anthology and be one of the lucky few to have access to the Cradle Mountain Huts along the way. They are warm and dry, and someone else will make a fabulous meal for you each night, complete with local wines. Don’t be put off by the bedraggled campers giving you the evil eye.