About

The story behind Tasmania’s jewel in the wilderness.

Opening Hours

7 days 9am – 5pm

"Magic Art" - Hiromi Tango

The Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery is a unique 12 room experience that invites visitors into the life, stories and art of Tasmania.

Sitting on the edge of the Cradle Mountain – Lake St. Clair National Park, the gallery incorporates the:

  • TIGER ROOM; an extraordinary new attraction that combines history, storytelling and original artworks
  • CHILDREN’S ROOMS; places to explore, draw, play and investigate
  • PETER DOMBROVSKIS GALLERY; dedicated to an internationally celebrated photographer
  • FIVE GALLERIES; filled with contemporary works by Tasmanian artists that change throughout the year
  • MOVIE ROOM; with all day screenings of iconic Tasmanian films
  • EXTENSIVE GIFT SHOP; with Tasmanian arts, crafts, produce, and FREE Honey Tastings
  • ARTIST RESIDENCIES; offering artists from around the world an opportunity to be inspired by our wilderness

The Gallery is part of Cradle Mountain Hotel, which offers delicious Tasmanian food and refreshments at Altitude Restaurant + Lounge Bar. The Gallery is open to the public, seven days a week from 9am-5pm.

The Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery and Cradle Mountain Hotel are one of a number of tourist properties in Tasmania that are owned by RACT. The Gallery was originally opened in 2003 as an International and world class photographic gallery. Built by Doherty’s, with Patricia Sabine as the Curator, the gallery was officially opened by the then Senator, Dr Bob Brown and attracted interest from across the globe.

The Gallery remains committed to promoting Tasmanian photographers; with more than 3000 photographs within it’s collection. However, the brief has broadened to include all art forms and encourage artists to apply for exhibitions throughout the year around the themes; Environment, Place and Wilderness.

‘Tasmania has some of the best photographers and artists in the world and some of the best material to work with. Sitting on the edge of the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair region, artists are drawn to the wilderness and we want to work with them to celebrate this and show it and their work to the world,’ Curator, Kylie Eastley, 2017