Cradle Mountain day walks

Cradle Mountain summit: The quickest route is from Dove Lake car park, up Marions Lookout (steep) to the Cradle Plateau, past Kitchen Hut before the final ascent to the summit. A beautiful return leg option is to descend via Wombat Tarn to the car park. The ascent up Marions Lookout is steep but the track is of high quality. From Kitchen hut, the return trip from the summit is about 2 hours via a route marked by cairns and red paint marks on the rocks. There is a considerable amount of scrambling over large dolorite boulders, which may intimidate children under 12 years. The summit is marked by a direction table which identifies major features in the magnificent views over much of northern Tasmania. This route takes about 5.5 hours return. An easier route is leaving from Ronny Creek along the Overland Track, onto the Horse Track past Crater Peak to Kitchen Hut then onto the summit, and return. This route takes about 6.5 hours. The Cradle Mountain summit should not be attempted in poor weather as it can become icy and exposed.


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Cradle Mountain, Tasmania