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Great trail. A bit of hard work, but well worth the view once you make it up!

Spectacular views over the Furneaux Islands. Can be cloudy on top. Worth the effort. Moderate difficulty if you have some fitness level.

Very easy but pretty walk

One of the best short hiking trails in Tassie and certainly one of the most popular! Really beautiful views from above, but if you want to make a day out of it be sure to pack some snacks and venture down to the beach itself - you'll often find you have it all to yourself!

hiking
1 month ago

The 4 day (3 night) walk is a great way to see the rugged coastline of Tasmania and take in some of the most stunning views in the South of the island. The huts are wonderfully maintained and above average for trail accommodation!

Favourite hike so far in Tassie hiking in Snow capped mountains in winter just amazing.

Great walk. The lookout was great on a Winter's day. Overcast in the morning but still amazing.
I did the loop and went back to the lookout in the afternoon and it was clear!

Beautiful view

Awesome track... did this last year October.. loved it.. Hazards beach is a great place for a swim

hiking
4 months ago

(Done as a 4 day walk with hut accommodation) Beautiful scenery. Walk was designed as an introduction to multiday hiking, and for families so might be a bit "cushy" for the seasoned hiker who likes to rough it.
The distances each day aren't long, so walk slowly and enjoy the landscape.
Rangers are excellent, facilities great.

You can do the walk without staying at the huts.

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic 7 mile loop. We recommend starting with the lookout and getting the elevation and crowds over with first. It was crowded up at the top, but we saw almost no one on the backside and enjoyed the minimal elevation and changing landscape.

Hiked in April and the weather was mild with a few very brief showers. Took us a little over three hours at a moderate pace with few stops. A lot of wallabies and beautiful views.

hiking
4 months ago

The path wasn’t easy to find. It’s not marked as the Mount Nelson track. Had to follow Signal Station. Especially the beginning just worked with the GPS. The trail itself is nice, but until the top no nice views. Lots of dead trees. Saw plenty green parrots. The view on top of the mountain is nice. I took the Truganini Trail down the hill. It’s maintained but more natural.

At the start it is an urban walk, then a park walk leading to a trail along a creek. Several cross paths led to some incorrect trail choices. Hang in there past Churchill Ave and the trail becomes steeper and more fun. Great views from the top.

If you’re trying to get to the summit do not follow the trail that AllTrails has posted in here (as of March 2018). You’d be better suited to take the shuttle (or your car if you get to the park early enough -before 7 am) to the Dove Lake stop. I took the Dove Lake Circuit clockwise to Hanson’s Peak (steep with chains but a gorgeous route) you’ll see white poles with red reflectors on them that’s the route. Continue onto the Face Track (pretty strenuous) which will take you to the Cradle Mountain Summit Track. The summit track starts with stairs but takes you to bouldering and climbing. It is not for the inexperienced scrambler. There are parts that are tough alone (if you have short legs) but doable. Sometimes using your knee to prop you up is best. After you’re done with the summit and head down the Overland Track to the Dove Lake Alternate Route (steep with somewhat unnecessary chains). You’ll be back at the bottom and go past the well-known boat shed. It’s beautiful and I would highly recommend it.

hiking
5 months ago

The views on this hike are spectacular, the overnight huts have well equipped kitchens and the beds are extremely comfortable.
The rangers at the huts are a wealth of knowledge and their daily briefs are very informative.
Each day has something amazing to offer, views, wildlife and the tracks are very well maintained.
Best 4 days of my life, absolutely loved it.

hiking
5 months ago

A plesant walk with low traffic in June. Worth a visit.

Great views of the Freycinet Peninsula. Wineglass Bay Lookout has a nice view. Once you get up and over the lookout (~1.5mi), trail is pretty flat the rest of the way.

Quite a hard hike but very beautiful and the view is worth it!

Very pretty. An easy hike but lots to look at

Fantastic scenery, although the track feels a little "over-engineered" and designed to attract people who don't have much Tasmanian hiking experience. I would recommend the free version of this walk, done in one day or as an overnight walk:

https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/01/14/three-capes-in-a-day/

Solid and relentless climb to the top, but worth the effort for the view over Flinders Island. Despite hiking on a clear day, there was a fair bit of cloud swirling around the peak!

Most breathe taking scenery and truly life changing experience! Would do every year!

This walk showcases some of the best beaches I've seen. Best done on a sunny day to let the colours fully come through. The walk can be done in around 4hrs but take lunch and take the day to enjoy the beaches. My favourite was the west end of Hazard beach. Beautiful sand and rocks to swim from.

hiking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A unique place

Monday, July 03, 2017

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
Monday, May 08, 2017

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!

Friday, April 07, 2017

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.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Challenging

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