The mountain is situated in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Awesome experience. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more. Today’s walk is a real adventure because not only do you get to be entertained with enlightened commentary as you are ferried out to Narcissus Bay on Lake St Clair, but you also get to walk the entire day on the south end of the Overland Track. This delightful walk takes us back along the lake to Cynthia Bay and the lodge. Your email address will not be published. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s for more information. Facilities include a shared guest kitchen, barbeque and laundry. (Click here to view this walk). As with all of Australia, the UV risk in Tasmania is very high and despite overcast skies and cooler temperatures, you can still get terribly sunburnt. Want to hear tales from far flung corners of the globe, enjoy stunning photography or receive the best travel inspiration straight to your inbox? }, Here’s your chance to summit Cradle Mountain, however it requires scrambling, a head for heights and a high level of fitness, so it is not recommended unless you are strong and fit. It is located in Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park.. The dinners are all 2 course a la carte. It’s short enough that you can comfortably complete it if you’re just visiting on a day trip, it takes you all the way around the lake offering up a perfect backdrop of Cradle Mountain and wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, it can be done as a lazy afternoon stroll for those who arrive later in the day and it offers the optional detour up to Marion’s Lookout for those after epic views and a bit more of a challenge. January 30 - February 4, 2021 | $3,995 per person. The staff provided a lot knowledge on the area and made us all feel at ease. The weather in the park changes very fast and it often snows in the middle of summer! Walking: Easy to Moderate / 11.2km / 4–5 hrs / short version available, Accommodation: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge in ensuited rooms. Cliff-top trails, descend into the densely forested Jamison & Waterfall Valleys. Wet Weather Gear  |  It rains around three quarters of the year out here so chances are you’ll get at least some wet weather during your visit. While you are in the area, another really good nearby walk nearby is the Enchanted Walk that starts near the Cradle Mountain Interpretation Centre. If you have any questions about the Cradle Mountain walks or any other of the walks or logistics, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. Beaneath a light dusting of glimmering raindrops, this forest boardwalk was like stepping into a fairytale. I’m in the very early stages of over-planning my 2021 Tasmania trip, and I have struggled to find any other resources as thorough and helpful as your site. This is a long, strenuous walk – warm clothes, wet weather gear and plenty of food and water are essential – but it is simply the best way to experience the park without embarking on the full Overland Track. Thanks for your kind words guys! Alternatively, you can add an extra day and join our 4-day tour with a challenging day walking into the Walls of Jerusalem. The walk is located in Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park The walk will take you through buttongrass moorland before entering cool temperate rainforest along the edges of Pencil Pine Creek. Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. The first Cradle Mountain walk at Dove Lake with fabulous views of the lake and the mountain beyond is one of Australia’s iconic walks. To combine this hike with the Dove Lake Circuit, best is to head left from the Dove Lake Carpark and travel clockwise almost the whole way around the lake before taking the steep rocky scramble directly to the lookout, or for the much shorter version follow the trail anti-clockwise around Dove Lake and take the same trail up. A walkers lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit. Check rates and availability here. After more than a decade with my old Berghaus jacket, I recently swapped to a Patagonia outer shell which has so far served me well and was far more affordable than most jackets on the market. Distance: 2 km to 3 km (one way) depending on route   |   Time: 1 hour   |   Start: Dove Lake. It’s another iconic Cradle Mountain hike today, the Face Track Walk a world class, somewhat challenging walk, but the payoff is immense as awe inspiring views dominate virtually the whole journey. There are over 20 different self-guided walking tracks around Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake, ranging from 20 minutes to 9 hours. Just making sure you're human... *(function( timeout ) { The Cradle Mountain, Lake St. Clair National Park is home to the famous Overland Track, a multi-day challenging walk that takes walkers app. © Copyright 2020 Auswalk Walking Holidays Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved Overall, 5 stars and highly recommend. Dove Lake Circuit in a clockwise direction – Marion’s Lookout – Ronny’s Creek via Crater Falls – Cradle Valley Boardwalk – Rainforest Walk. The 2-course dinners each night are taken in the lodge’s restaurant as are the cooked breakfast. Walking at your own pace is genuinely encouraged and supported. With the stark chiselled twin peaks rising up sharply overhead and the glimmering surface of Dove Lake stretching out below your feet, it’s a great place to sit and take it all in. We start with the platypus walk, with the hopes of spotting one. Lake St Clair Lodge is the heart of the Tasmanian World Heritage Reserve of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. It’s also well located just across the road from the Visitors Centre. The first Cradle Mountain walk at Dove Lake with fabulous views of the lake and the mountain beyond is one of Australia’s iconic walks. The Shuttle bus Itinerary includes regular stops at Snake Hill and Ronny Creek which can shorten walking time if required. A truly spectacular journey to revive the senses. Cradle Mountain - Marion's Lookout Magic. Warm Clothing  |  Even in mid-summer, temperatures can plummet to nearly zero degrees so it’s best to come with a few warm layers just in case. Check rates and availability here and here. A section of rainforest featuring very large and old King Billy Pines. Few places in the world offer such pristine scenery and diverse hiking options.  The World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is a paradise for photographers, wildlife and outdoors enthusiasts, but, most of all, it’s a haven for walkers. Sign up to receive our newsletter and be the first to know about new walks, exclusive offers and handy tips. This sleepy fis. The walk makes its way through a magnificent cool rainforest around the lake and right up close to the mountain. if ( notice ) The fully guided walk begins at Waldheim in Cradle Valley and journeys some 65 kilometres through to Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest natural lake. Great post. It’s best to start at the Interpretation Centre which will mean virtually the entire walk is downhill, but it’s just as beautiful when done in the other direction. In the morning if you have stayed overnight there is an option to walk Cataract Gorge in Launceston, but only if you have time. The shuttle transfers worked like clockwork and it turned out to be a fabulous way to see that part of Tasmania. Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village  |  We stayed in an amazing self-catering cabin at this property with a balcony looking straight out across the eucalypts. Marion’s Lookout offers up one of the best views in all of Cradle Mountain National Park. There’s an emphasis on local produce and wine from the region. All the arrangements by Auswalk went perfectly. Required fields are marked *. There are a few ways to reach the summit, either via Hanson’s Peak, Marion’s Lookout, the Horse Track or Wilks Lake, all of which lead to the intersection for the summit trail where the final kilometre or so to the top is rumoured to be very rocky, with sheer drop offs and plenty of rock scrambling which can be a little unnerving if visibility is low. Distance: 10 to 12 km depending on route   |   Time: 6 hours return   |   Start: Dove Lake or Ronny’s Creek. Excellent 4 star accommodations right in or next to the park and chef-prepared breakfasts and dinners, Private transfers from Launceston and back, all luggage and vehicle transfers on the trip, The best Cradle Mountain hikes and walks at Lake St Clair including sections of the Overland Track, All meals, including chef-cooked breakfasts, Walkers lunches and à la carte two course dinners, Worry free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case , insulated lunch bag & info pack, 24/7 support from Auswalk’s transfer company and representatives on the ground, Walk the Portuguese Camino de Santiago (way of St James)from Porto all the way to Santiago de Compostela, 13 night’s accommodation in 3 star character filled hotelsÂ, 24/7 support from our people on the ground, Our comprehensive set of notes, detailed walking itineraries, integrated maps and insider tips (where to get the best tapas plus a lot more), Total walking distance of 230km, a real challenge, All transport on and off the track including luggage transfers, Take advantage of nearly 30 years experience in organising self-guided walking holidays, Full access to the Abel Tasman National Park and its beauty, 5 nights accommodation in beautiful lodges including 4-star Awaroa lodge, Walk the entire track end to end pack free, A la carte meals at Awaroa Lodge including 2-course dinners, 5 breakfasts, 4 walkers lunches and 3 dinners, Comprehensive track notes, map case, insulated lunch bag and container, Enjoy the 26 years of our experience in organising self-guided walking holidays, 5 nights’ accommodation at the Pullman Bunker Bay, Caves House or Seashells and in Gnarabup and Margaret River in rooms with ensuites, Minimum of wasted time in vehicles being transferred, Private transfers from Margaret River and luggage transport so you can walk pack free, Chef-prepared cooked breakfasts, two-course a la carte dinners and substantial Walkers Lunches, Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack and national park admission, 24/7 support from our driver and representatives on the ground, Cooked or continental breakfast each morning, walkers lunches each walking day and select ala carte dinners at local restaurants, We shift along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region, Scenic world Railway, Skyway & Gondola all-day pass & National Park admission, Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack. The comprehensive cooked breakfasts are the perfect preparation for each days walk. I travel with these Scarpa Hiking Boots which are lightweight, water resistant and super comfortable. I was a little intimidated to do my first big walk, but Auswalk couldn't have made this a better experience. This place has outstanding natural beauty and is located on the shore of Australia’s deepest freshwater lake Lake St Clair.  The rooms are large, well-appointed and have beautiful outlooks over the lake and the surrounding area. Accommodation all of a high standard. Distance: 65 km   |   Time: 6 days   |   Start: Ronny’s Creek. Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast). All rooms have their own ensuite. Added bonus was not having to carry all my stuff, and the accommodation was really lovely and comfortable. Thank you for your quality content! It’s an iconic Tasmanian walk that you should put on your bucket list. Pencil Pine Falls and Rainforest Walk: A 20 minute circuit walk around the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre. We extend the day a little by taking the King Billy Track back to the hotel. Check out the best Cradle Mountain hikes, the best Cradle Mountain trails and the best walks Cradle Mountain has to offer: Enchanted Walk (from Cradle Mountain Lodge) – Allow approx 20 min; King Billy Walk (from Cradle Mountain Lodge) – Allow approx 30 min; Knyvet Falls (opposite Cradle Mountain Lodge) – Allow Approx 45 min Cradle Mountain National Park is a veritable hiking paradise, whether you’re after a short afternoon stroll or a challenging all day adventure. The Pencil Pine rooms at Cradle Mountain are gorgeous. CRADLE MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT (12.8km, 8 hours) Start/Finish: Ronny Creek car park. It’s a short walk but there is perhaps no more perfect name imaginable for this place. On a clear day, the views must be truly fantastic. Privacy Policy, Walk into luxury in Tasmania’s Wilderness. 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