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The Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park is a world heritage
wilderness area in Tasmania Australia and there are many hiking
and bushwalking trails. From your cabin accommodation at Cradle
Mountain Highlanders Cottages you have an ideal base to set
out on a day of bushwalking that will suit all levels from relaxing
to totally invigorating.
Bushwalking - Tourism Tasmania Australia Cradle Mountain
Some of the Day Bushwalking Trails Around The Cradle Mountain
Lake Circuit Bush Walk (2 hours)
A beautiful walk for all ages and fitness levels, focusing on Cradle
Mountain, temperate rainforest, quartzite beaches and sub alpine
Start from Dove Lake car park and continue along the left side of
the lake. The boardwalk weaves it's way through rainforest and past
quartzite beaches, to the Ballroom forest, then to the boat shed
and back to the car park.
Marion's lookout Bush Walk (2 1/2 hours)
The scenic route to Marions Lookout is via Lake Lilla and Wombat
Pool. The most direct route is past the boat shed and straight up
the steep side - and it is steep.
Hansons Peak Bush Walk (3 1/2 hours return)
Take the left side of Dove Lake up to Hansons Peak, along the Face
Track down to Lake Wilks and return via the Ballroom Forest and
along the right hand side of Dove Lake (it is quite steep up Hansons
peak and down past Lake Wilks)
Crater Peak Bush Walk (2 1/2 hours return)
From Ronny Creek car park follow the Overland Track and on to the
Horse Track and return.
You can also continue to the junction before Kitchen Hut and back
via Marions lookout down past Crater Lake, Crater Falls and back
to the Ronny Creek car park (this will take about 4 1/2 hours).
Dove Canyon Track Bush Walk (3 hours)
Leave from near the Cradle Mountain Lodge along the Pencil Pine
River past Knyvet Falls then up the deep gorge of the canyon past
myrtle rainforest areas up on to the buttongrass plains open forest,
past Quailes Hill and back to the Cradle Mountain Road and a 700
metre walk to the visitor centre.
Cradle Mountain Summit Bush Walk (5 1/2 hours return)
The quickest route is up the steep side to Marions Lookout from
Dove lake and back via Wombat Pool. The track is steep but offers
little difficulty for the experienced walker. It should not be attempted
in poor weather as it can become icy and exposed.
From Kitchen hut, the return trip from the summit is about 2 hours
via a route marked by cairns and red paint marks on the rocks. There
is a considerable amount of scrambling over huge dolorite boulders.
The summit is marked by a direction table which identifies major
features in the magnificent views over much of northern Tasmania.
An easier route is leaving from Ronny creek along the Overland Track,
onto the Horse Track past Crater Peak and back the same way. This
will add about an hour.
Other short walks around Cradle Mountain
Pencil Pine Falls and Rainforest Walk: 20 minute circuit
walk around Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre
Enchanted Walk: 20 minute circuit walk starting from the
bridge at the entrance to the National Park.
Knyvet Falls Walk: 40 minutes return walk starting across
the road from the Lodge
King Billy Walk: starts from Cradle Mountain Lodge car park.
Ancient king billy pine trees are encountered on this walk.
Waldheim and Weindorfers Forest Walk: a 20 minute circuit
starting from the historic Waldheim Chalet. A glimpse into Gustav
Weindorfers's pioneering life at Cradle can be seen at Waldheim
Lake Lilla Walk: 30 minutes return walk from the Dove Lake
Cradle Valley Board Walk: Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre
to Dove Lake, about 2.75 hours in total. The walk can be divided
into three sections; Visitor Centre to Snake Hill (1 hour), Snake
Hill to Ronny Creek (45 minutes) and Ronny Creek to Dove Lake visa
Lake Lilla (1 hour).
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