We will collect you from your Cradle Mountain accommodation or the Cradle Mountain National Park visitor information centre in our clean and tidy mini bus. Time will be confirmed at booking but generally please be ready around 15min prior to departure time.
We drive into the Cradle Mountain National Park and start our walk at the Dove Lake carpark as we head straight up to Hanson’s Peak, 1.5 hours. This steep track climbs quickly above Dove Lake and will certainly get the heart and legs pumping, after peaking out at 1164m we will take in the vistas to get some great photos.
From Hanons Peak we descend onto the Twisted lakes area where we can circumnavigate the lakes for some amazing mirrored images on the lakes and great views to Cradle Mountain and the surrounds. We may stop here for lunch and a good break.
We then start to head west along the Face track where we walk under the imposing peaks of Cradle Mountain. Looking back up to Cradle from underneath is really a sight to behold.
We eventually join the Overland track near Kitchen hut, a hut now used for emergency accommodation. We continue after a short break and look at the hut along to Marion’s Lookout.
From Marion’s we keep left and head down quite a steep section of track before plateauing out a little to Crater Lake. This crater that has been formed by ice movement rather than by land movement is around 60m in depth.
Keeping to the track we come to an open button grass plain before descending to Ronny Ck car park where we will be met by our transport back to Cradle Mountain visitor centre or to your Cradle Mountain accommodation.
INCLUSIONS and HIGHLIGHTS
(for safety reasons, guides will need to check all hikers gear prior to the departure)
Equipment is available for hire from McDermott's tours, please enquire at time of booking.
The amazing areas on the side of the Plateau at Cradle Mountain National Park offer so many great hikes, impressive scenery and wonderful forests. Join us as we take you on this splendid hike for around 6hrs and 12km visiting Crater Lake, Wombat pools, Lake Lilla and the get magnificent views from Marion’s lookout
Lunch and snacks provided
Interesting and informative guide
Join us for this magical sunrise at Cradle Mountain tour as our experienced guides share their passion for the region and appreciate the uniqueness of the flora, fauna and geological features of this World Heritage listed National Park.
Sunrise over Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain (weather permitting)
Waldheim Chalet & Weindorfer's Forest Walk
Pencil Pine Falls and Rainforest Walk
Join us as we embark on a journey of the greatest short walks of Cradle Mountain National Park. The tour runs for around 3 hours and covers approx. 3km.
Glacier rock walk
Pencil Pine falls walk
Weindorfers forest walk
King Billy walk
Knyvet falls walk
Plants and trees