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Crater Peak Bushwalk Cradle Mountain

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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 (3 hours).

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.

Bushwalk Details

Moderate, some steep sections
duration of walk
2 - 2.5 hours
Registration not required
disabled access
Not Suitable
Accommodation at Cradle Mountain
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Food water, camera
Not necessary
do not bring
Pets, firearms, bikes
Transport available to Cradle Mountain
food available
At Cradle Mountain
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Crater Peak

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.


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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.

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