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Can you buy groceries or food at Cradle Mountain?

27 March 2011 3 Comments

Groceries at Cradle Mountain National Park
Wow, you finally make it to Cradle Mountain and realised you forgot the toothpaste or need a couple of cans of Coke, or you have run out of nappies or would love an icecream.

Can you buy groceries, food or supplies at Cradle Mountain?

Yes is the short answer, there are basic supplies and food stuff available in a couple of shops on the edge of the National Park.

Cradle Mountain Lodge have “The Store”. It is just near the actual entrance to the Park, Open daily from 9.00am – 5.00pm (winter) and 9.00am – 6.00pm (summer), the shop sells  a limited range of grocery items, snacks and basic supplies that should get you out of trouble. In addition they stock   local crafts and souvenirs plus essential clothing such as hats, socks, gloves and wet-weather gear.  You can also hire day packs, gumboots and baby backpacks.

The Visitor Centre at the National Park shop sells a wide range of all-weather clothing including thermals, quality raincoats, beanies & fleecy jumpers, many with unique Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair logos. There is also a wide selection of stunning wilderness postcards, posters and framed pictures, as well as Tasmanian reference & souvenir books. For those tackling a longer  bushwalk,  the shop stocks a variety of bushwalking gear, including camping stoves, fuel, and waterproof pack-liners.

If you are travelling to Cradle Mountain by car and you need to pick up a few supplies on the way, Deloraine and Sheffield have very good supermarkets and bottle shops.

Image: Dok1 via Flickr

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  • Dr YG Tay said:

    Hi there,
    we are a family of 5 will be spending 2 nights at the cradle mountain wilderness village on the 25th and 26th of January this year, to help me to plan the trip, where can I get some food stuffs like meat/steak for barbeque at the village, where is the nearest town which I should stop to get those food stuff ?
    Many thanks for your help.

    Dr Tay

  • Frank (author) said:

    If you are coming from Devonport or Launceston there is a very good supermarkets at Deloraine. It is “hidden’ at the end of town (Woolworths) and open till 9pm most days. Sheffield has a couple of smaller IGA supermarkets. Think they close earlyish.

    Hope this helps and enjoy your holiday.

  • Dr YG Tay said:

    Thanks Frank for your help, this should be very useful.
    Cheers and regards,


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