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We drove from Launceston at 3.30am to catch the sunrise at dove lake. Although it was a misty morning with a lot of cloud cover we were still taken back by the quiet and stillness of the lake. We began the circuit at 7am with the whole track to ourselves. Small areas of snow had not melted yet and created a light white blanket in areas over the mossy green! it truely was a magical morning and we felt like the only people in the word. I highly recommend making tye effort to escape those warm beds in the early morning and heading up the mountain to view its beauty in a quiet stillness. 10/10!!

It's a long journey to the end, and there are lots of stairs along the way, but in the end the view is worth the hike! The rock stairs along the way are very well maintained.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail that is truely diverse in nature all along the way. It's not the shortest track however worthwhile to keep soldier on as once you reach the end the view will lift you off your blistering feet :)

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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.

walking
4 months ago

I completed this hike in early-January. A moderate incline and a well-maintained trail make this a fairly easy hike to the top with amazing views of Wineglass Bay as your reward. But my favorite part was discovering the adorable wallaby hiding in the rocks behind me as I was taking in the view -- my new favorite animal! I wish I had planned better and had the time to walk down to the beach. It's accessed via a trail just off the summit. Love, LOVE Tasmania!