Things To See & Do In Cradle Mountain Area

Experience Tasmania’s magnificent North West Coast

There are so many things to do in Cradle Mountain; beautiful natural areas, as well as unique man-made attractions are all around in this region of Tasmania. It would be almost impossible to get bored!

There are plenty of sights to see and things to do for ALL ages. Rowing, waterskiing, canoeing and fishing await you at Lake Barrington.

And if you are lucky enough to experience the Aurora Australis (or Southern Lights), you can be assured of an experience you’ll never forget.

Glencoe Country B&B is an ideal base from which to explore our diverse region.

You can be assured that a warm, comfortable bed and relaxing atmosphere awaits you at the end of an exhausting but fulfilling day!

Amazing Experiences

Stunning rugged beauty, from coastlines to agricultural lands to rugged mountain scapes

Glencoe Country B&B is situated centrally in a region home to unique and diverse environments, including wilderness, rugged mountainous areas, extensive forests, old mining towns, and productive agricultural landscapes.

Mount Roland towers over the region at 1,234 metres above sea level. The mountain not only gives Glencoe B&B a beautiful view, it challenges hikers from around the world.

The area contains significant natural and cultural heritage areas including the Tarkine, Narawntapu National Park, and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, where you’ll find world-famous Cradle Mountain and the Franklin & Gordon Rivers.

Being a compact island, it’s easy to access its many different environments – from alpine ranges, wetlands and grasslands to coastal heaths and vast temperate rainforests. For the nature lover, there’s plenty to discover in the beautiful state of Tasmania.

Must See Sights

Visit us, and try to prove us wrong!

Tasmania is a relatively compact state, and most tourist attractions seem like they are almost “around the corner”. Be aware that many Tasmanian roads can be narrow and windy, so the travelling times you are usually longer than you may plan.

  • Cradle Mountain Wilderness National Park – Tasmania is a walker’s paradise with world famous walks like the Overland Track

  • Sheffield, in the foothills of majestic Mount Roland, is the gateway to Cradle Mountain and a friendly, quirky rural town where history and art merge to create an entire town of murals.

  • Located between Latrobe and Sheffield, Railton is known as the Town of Topiary with more than 100 imaginative topiary characters found in its main street.

  • Lake Barrington is a designated “big fish” water, stocked by the Inland Fisheries Service with king size fish for anglers.

  • Kimberley Warm Springs is a nearby geothermal phenomenon with a visitor center. Located in the town of Kimberley, the Warm Springs create an eerie and beautiful natural habitat.

  • Mount Roland stands at 1233 metres above sea level and provides a stunning backdrop to the Kentish Municipality. The walk takes in the plains and plateau leading to the summit of the peak and there are two tracks to the summit.

  • One of Tasmania’s premium attractions Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary is recognised as a world leader in Wildlife conservation. On tour, you can touch a devil, meet a wombat and view a Tasmanian devil social feeding.

  • Discover the magical world of Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot, offering fun and laughter for the whole family. Tasmazia is one of the world’s largest maze complexes with eight mazes to explore, including four mature botanical mazes, planted in viburnum and Chinese honeysuckle.

  • Devil’s Gate Dam and Lake Barrington, provide the venue for recreational pursuits such as waterskiing, fishing, rowing, swimming, walking and the more adventurous even abseil down the vertical dam wall.

  • Leven Canyon – Come to the edge of a dramatic canyon with a river twisting and roaring 275 metres below – and hear nature’s wild call.

  • Devonport‘s Shops – There are great beaches, rowing, sailing, kayaking and fishing. Walking and cycling tracks crisscross the city with plenty to see along the way including Aboriginal rock carvings on the coastal trail to The Bluff.

  • Many local art galleries, cafés, and much more!

  • For a deliciously different way to discover Tasmania, check out Unearthed Tours.

    During your Unearthed Tour, you’ll meet growers and producers who don’t open their homes and farms to anybody else.

    They’ll take you on their favourite walking trails through thousand-year-old forests in Cradle Mountain National Park. Or drive you along the most stunning coastline you’ll ever see to discover the secret history, heritage, flora and fauna of our beautiful island.

Title: Lane in Lower Barrington. Size: 71.5 x 115 cm Medium: Oil on Linen

Artist David Lake – who regularly stays at Glencoe Guesthouse – has done a painting of our back laneway.

Title: Lane in Lower Barrington.
Size: 71.5 x 115 cm
Medium: Oil on Linen

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Please drive carefully when you are on the property, as there are numerous free roaming animals on the grounds, e.g. cat, dogs, ducks, chickens… thanks!

  • A minimum of 5 days notice, prior to your arrival date, is required for cancellation or changes to your booking and in the case of cancellation your deposit will be fully refunded.
  • If less than 5 days notice is given then deposit may not be refundable. If less than than 48 hrs notice is given then deposit will not refunded and full price will be charged.
  • Last minute bookings made within 48 hrs of arrival are not refundable.

Local Maps & Brochures

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Most visitors to Tasmania arrive here to discover attractions, wildlife, culture, and history they never knew existed on this wonderful and diverse island. Below is a range of Tasmanian brochures giving you a little more of an insight in to this beautiful and unique part of the world.

You’ll want to stay longer!

Some entries from our Visitors Book

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Lots of cute character in your home! We would love to come back again.

29 November 2019, Edward Au & Annie Cho, USA

Fabulous! The perfect B&B with the best hosts. Terrific value. Amazing breakfast. Wish we stayed longer!

28 November 2019, Shirley & Roger, Devon, UK

The best B&B stay ever! Beautiful and warm host. Our daughter had lots of fun and we enjoyed their company, our stay and the yum breakfast!

29 November 2019, Batap, Biya & Mabel, Singapore

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Just a small selection of the beauty that awaits you