Cradle Mountain National Park is an unforgettable landscape of jagged peaks and pristine lakes in Tasmania’s alpine heart. A World Heritage site since 1982, this serene place is one of this planet’s last great wildernesses.
This place is special. Goosebumps, speechlessness and two-hundred-photos-in-a-day are testament to how incredible Cradle Mountain is. As we walked the six kilometre track around Dove Lake, I know I sounded like a broken record… “This place is amazing”; “This place is beautiful”; “This place is stunning”; “Oh my God!”
Clear days like we had are considered rare – only about seventy days a year offer views like we had. With that in mind, you really ought to stay at the park for at least two nights/three days in order to give yourself the best chance at clear skies and good weather.
I’m not a geologist. Nor am I a regular bush-walker or mountain climber. For more detailed information on Cradle Mountain-Lake Sinclair National Park, the wonderful walking tracks you can find and the range of options available, make sure you click here.
What I do know is travel – and if you’re after somewhere to stay the pick of the spots has to be Pepper’s Cradle Mountain Lodge.
The lodge is the perfect haven to escape the daily grind, relax, indulge, and explore. Where else can you watch wombats grazing as you walk to your cabin after dinner? Cradle Mountain Lodge has won countless green hotel, spa and gourmet travel awards in recent years and is definitely worth the splurge when you’re headed to this part of Tasmania.
Combine your visit to Cradle Mountain with a few days in Hobart or a stay on the beautiful Tasmanian east coast.
x Sonia x