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Very hard

Very slippery due to lots of leaf litter at this time of year, take it slow coming down the last part after button grass plain

I hiked Cradle Mountain in early January and it remains my favorite hike in the whole world. I did (I think) a slightly different route than is indicated here (my route: started at Ronny Creek, Overland Track, Marions Lookout, kitchen hut, Summit Track, Face Track, Lake Rodway Track, and ended at Dove Lake). Bring clothes for both hot and cold weather as the temperature changes just as drastically as the terrain. The variety is what appealed to me most, with the Summit Track being my highlight. As someone else mentioned, the summit portion is basically rock climbing and can be very daunting. Give yourself plenty of time and barrel through the fear. The top is extraordinary. I did it alone, but HIGHLY discourage that (just the Summit Track; the remaining loop is doable solo). There are multiple spots, especially near the summit, where I had to jump up to grab a ledge and hoist myself up (not so gracefully) or precariously straddle a crevice -- a helping hand or boost would have made all the difference. People are extremely friendly and encouraging and likely would have helped me, but I hit the summit late afternoon (3ish) and found myself alone at the top where it's most difficult to navigate. I almost missed the last shuttle at Dove Lake, practically running at the end... Clearly others knew to hit the summit earlier. See my photos for proof of the summit insanity.

hiking
2 months ago

Well beaten track with some board walk but for the most part is either dry dirt or very muddy. Very remote with weather that can change hourly. Amazing beaches and the ability to dip your bottle and drink directly from thousands of water sources. Prion beach is very cool and crossing the river is a unique experience. One of my favourite hikes!

Great walk, was my first hike in Tasmania. The gate is locked now so can't park near the farm house as mentioned in the 100 walks in Tasmania book. There is alittle parking spot right near the gate that 1 car can use and still be out of the way else there is parking on the main road north of the turn off.

There was a team doing track work towards the end. They are creating rock steps just before the saddle towards the summit.

Challenging

Easy at first but the last mile is rock climbing

One of my favourite hikes.

backpacking
9 months ago

Spectacular walk. Relentless climb up to Mt Eliza, but brilliant alpine moor walking on top. Some serious rock hopping as you approach the summit block with a non technical climb with some exposure.

I have also done it as part of the Mt Anne circuit, possibly the best high alpine walk in Australia

We walked from the bus stop in Churchill Av. It is steep climbing up through the gully, but out on the ridge is open easy walking.
It is a nice selection of native bushland so close to a capital city.
Enjoy a coffee at the Old Signal Station at the top, or there are free BBQs just near the gate.