Cradle Mountains Circuit Dove Lake Walk & Cradle Mountain Summit Walk (Optional)
Approx. 10.2 km, 6-7 hours walking with breaks. Walk with inclines total climbing 760m (Moderate Grade)
Optional Walk: Cradle Mountain Summit Walk. Total kilometres for the day for those choosing this option is 12.2km (Hard Grade). Excellent level of fitness and agility required as involves rock climbing, boulder hopping and rock scrambling 50%.
Enjoy breakfast at Cradle Mountain Lodge before setting out on the day’s adventure. The circuit walk today explores magnificent Cradle Mountain and its stunning reflections in the waters of Dove Lake. A trip to its summit is an obvious choice when visiting the most photographed peak in Tasmania. On your way you pass Lake Lilla, where you may happen to spot a wombat at Wombat Pool. Once on the plateau at Kitchener's Hut you are finally at the base of Cradle Mountain. The mountain is a remarkable sight being made up of high narrow ridge with dolerite cliffs on both sides.
For more active walkers, you can choose an additional optional walk to the summit of Cradle Mountain to take in magnificent views across the Tasmanian Highlands. For those who attempt this please note this additional walk to the summit involves rock climbing, boulder hopping and rock scrambling 50% of the time up the mountain and requires good agility and fitness. Please note this option is only available when the weather is suitable - the guide will make the call on the day whether this walk proceeds based on safety.
On your way back to Cradle Mountain Lodge you pass the impressive Lesser Mountains of Weindorfers Tower and little horn finally passing the twisted lakes and Lake Hanson. One of the best and iconic walks in Tasmania.
Enjoy a superb dinner featuring local produce and Tasmanian wine in the delightful Highlands Restaurant at Cradle Mountains Lodge.
You can choose to retreat to the relaxation of the accolade winning Waldheim Alpine Spa (at your own expense). The Waldheim Alpine Spa at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge reflects the natural purity and pristine beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness. Combining nature's intelligence and power of touch, the spa and massage therapies mirror the balanced beauty of Cradle Mountain.
Due to popularity, we recommend you book your Spa experiences in advance to avoid disappointment. Please contact us to make your Spa bookings. E: email@example.com
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