You know when you’re there. The pure alpine air is intoxicating and peace descends. Suddenly you are immersed in the magical atmosphere of the Tasmania’s wilderness icon, Cradle Mountain. If this destination is not yet on your list, then it’s time it was. This dramatic rugged mountain will leave you jaw-dropping through its own unique majesty.
Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park, provides many options for walks that vary in duration and degrees of difficulty. The Dove Lake walk is approximately 3 hours and easily managed. The tracks are well marked and footpaths elevated where areas tend to get wet.
There’s a wide variety of accommodation in cabins, chalets and campgrounds, but if you’re looking for an abundance of creature comforts, then Cradle Mountain Lodge, that offers four different styles of accommodation, is the one for you.
The guests’ lounge offers a cosy wood fire and arm chairs that you never want to leave. Imagine arriving for breakfast on a crisp cool morning to be greeted with a blazing fire amidst the aroma of coffee and the promise of a hearty breakfast. This is bliss in the wilderness!
There are endless activities and walks on offer from the Lodge. A short 30-40 minute walk will have you discovering the Pencil Pine Falls and further downstream, the Knyvet Falls. The whole track is a boardwalk and thoroughly safe and very rewarding.
Leaving can be made easier. Just make a wish to come back even if only in your dreams.