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Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania's most popular natural attractions, and for good reason. The whole area is well endowed with mountains, lakes and unique wildlife, all protected in a national park. A variety of walking tracks makes the area accessible (subject to the weather, which can get nasty), ranging from short strolls to the 85km Overland Track. I normally focus on the less visited places, but Cradle Mountain is somewhere I'm more than happy to join the crowds and go exploring.

Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake
 
A snowgum beside Dove lake

Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake

 

A snowgum beside Dove lake

Lake Hansen

Lake Hansen, one of many glacial lakes in the area

 

Crater Lake
   

Crater Falls

Crater Lake, a glacial lake surrounded by steep walls

 

Crater Falls, a delightful spot on one of the many walks in the Cradle Mountain area

Lake Lilla and Dove Lake

Lake Lilla and Dove Lake, viewed from the track to Marion's Lookout

 

Wombat Pool starting to freeze over
   

Cradle Mountain viewed from Lake Lilla

Wombat Pool starting to freeze over

 

Cradle Mountain viewed from Lake Lilla