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Hanson's Peak Bushwalk Cradle Mountain

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The climb up to Hanson's Peak is quite steep but not very long. The Hanson's Peak Bushwalk at Cradle Mountain is a reasonable easy 3 3.5 hour return walk, but remember weather in the area can be extremely chageable so be prepared!

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. Magnificnet Cradle Mountain ca 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.

Hanson's Peak Bushwalk at a glance:

  • Short, easy day walk
  • Some steep sections
  • Alternative return routes
  • Magnificane views
  • Weather can be changeable

Bushwalk Details

Moderate, some steep sections
duration of walk
3 - 3.5 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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Trappers and hunters frequented the Cradle Mountain region in the early 20th Century. They constructed many huts in this area pre 1920. The death of a trapper from exposure, a sixteen year old lad named Bert Hanson in 1906 was the first recorded death of a European in the area. His death resulted in the and the naming of Hanson's Peak.

Hanson's Peak

Follow the left side of Dove Lake to get up to Hanson's Peak, following the Face Track down to Lake Wilks and return via the Ballroom Forest and the right hand side of Dove Lake.

Please note it is quite steep up Hansons peak and down past Lake Wilks.

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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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