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It’s an iconic area of one of Tasmania’s national parks and anyone can visit.
Even if you just drive in to the shores of Dove Lake and look up at Cradle Mountain from the boat house, it’s a great experience.
There are well made walking trails you can enjoy that protect the alpine ecology from foot traffic. And you can say “Goodluck” to those who are taking the six day hike of the Overland Track down to the Lake St Clair end of the park.
The walk around Dove Lake takes you under the base of Cradle Mountain.There’s plenty of places to rest and relax and enjoy the scenery. Call in at the Visitor Centre to get advice about about the full range of walks.
During winter there is often snow on Cradle Mountain which makes for a spectacular sight.
Email from Ben: “I plan to climb Cradle Mountain when we visit the area in a few weeks – better start training”. So I reduced my alcohol consumption to one glass of wine a night (well, most nights) and did a bit of walking (on the flat) at weekends, so when we started our trek on a fine February day I was completely unprepared for what lay ahead.