It is possible, depending upon the weather, to
take day walks to Cradle Mountain and Crater Lake, to go alpine
skiing (please note: there are no lifts or ski facilities),
to swim in crystal clear blue lakes, to climb Cradle
Mountain or to take lengthy multi-day through the Cradlle Mountain
Lake St. Clair National Park.
The most popular walks include Mount Campbell (about 3 hours),
Hansons Peak (about 3 hours), Twisted Lakes (3-4 hours), Lake
Rodway (5 hours), Lake Lilla (1 hour) and the Ballroom Forest
For many visitors
to Cradle Mountain the highlight of their trip is the view across Dove Lake to Cradle Mountain, one of Tasmania's
best known tourism icons. Cradle Mountain is a jagged dolerite peak; its name derived from the mountain's resemblance to a
miner's cradle. Magnificent Cradle Mountain can be seen either on foot as you walk along the shores of Dove Lake,
or from the carpark at Dove Lake. Visitors should bear remember that the wild weather of the Tasmanian highlands often reduces visibility and makes the mountain difficult of impossible to see.
Crater Peak Cradle Mountain is accessed from
the Ronny Creek carpark by following the Overland Track. Then
take the Horse Track and return.
Alternatively you can continue to the junction before Kitchen
Hut andreturn via Marions
Lookout past Crater Lake, Crater Falls and returning to the Ronny Creek car park. THis
alternative walk will take app. 4 1/2 hours.
Bookings are required for people
walking the Overland Track during the period 1 November
to 30 April. During this period walkers are required
to walk the track from North to South (Cradle Mountain to Lake
St Clair), and pay the Overland Track Fee.