"Cradle Mountain: King Billy & Speeler Tracks" Top 5 Page for this destination Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park Things to Do Tip by xuessium

This 2 tracks share some common routes and both are very scenic. The King Billy Track allows you to loop back to the lodge from the rear.

It is also from the Speeler Track that I caught the picture of Cradle Mountain in all its splendour and beauty. At that time, I wasn't even too sure that it was Cradle Mountain; I took the shot simply because the mountain looked majestic as a backdrop along the track.

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King Billy Track*
Ramble along through this age old temperate rainforest to discover the myrtle, sassafras and ancient King Billy pines up to 1500 years of age. These giants are now fully protected, although once greatly sought after for their timber. The collection seen on-route are some of the oldest known in the local area.
Duration: 40 Minutes (2km)
Grade: Easy
Starts: To the right of the Main Lodge (circular track)

Speeler Track**
The Speeler track, beginning on the same route as the King Billy track, offers scenic vistas ranging from cool temperate rainforests, to the seemingly endless fields of buttongrass known as the 'Fury Plains'. You may even be able to catch glimpses of Cradle Valley and Cradle Mountain, weather permitting. The walk also offers the perfect opportunities for seeing wombats, wallabies and echidnas. Please be aware that this track becomes very muddy after rain.
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Grade: Medium
Starts: To the right of the Main Lodge (circular track)

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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