Can you buy groceries or food at Cradle Mountain?
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.
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