Tuesday 13 March 2018

A fine walk

Back to Tasmania for this week's post.

Cradle Mountain National Park offers a wonderful range of day (and longer) walks.

This walk actually follows the start of the Overland Track, passes Crater Lake (where we stopped for lunch) and up to Marions Lookout - where you get stunning views of Cradle Mountain.  A climb up (and down) from Marions Lookout is short but steep.  I can't help but wonder how it will feel with a full pack later in the year.

Once we had reached Marions Lookout it was all down hill (more or less) with views of Dove Lake and Lake Lilla.  A brief stop at Wombat Pool for a drink was the last halt of the day before we returned to the car park at Dove Lake.

We saw great views, a very large snake at close quarters and not that many people.  That's a recipe for a good day in my opinion!

Lunch at Crater Lake
Crater Lake
Crater Lake
Cradle Mountain from Marions Lookout
Towards Dove Lake
Walking Down
View to Wombat Pool
Wombat Pool
More pictures from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM


  1. Those stunning views and lack of people make the area very enticing but walking in snake country would not be so appealing. I am not frightened by snakes (just cows!) but then I don't live in a country with numerous poisonous ones.

  2. It sounds and looks like a wonderful hike!

  3. Hari OM
    Gorgeous - but the Wombat Pool is my favourite view today! YAM xx

  4. Fresh air, beautiful scenery and every is so peaceful and green. And lake is so deep blue.
    I would not want to meet a snake but I heard that if you don't disturb it you are safe.
    Splendid photographs of a very special place!

  5. That recipe would work for us too! Fantastic views and the colors are wonderful. We see snakes pretty often when we walk here and in the Pacific Northwest. No worries -- they leave us alone if we leave them alone.

  6. Your recipe for a good day sounds like mine, Stewart. It is THE BEST!...:)JP

  7. Wonderful!
    Have a great week!

  8. That first shot is fabulous! What a scenic spot.

  9. Tough place to have to visit, but someone has to do it for us...to bring back photos. Thanks for that.

  10. Such a gorgeous place! I'd love to be doing that hike with you later in the year.
    Who knows, maybe someday I will...
    Fantastic photos Stewart!

  11. Such beautiful colors...super blues..Such clear water..Beautiful Stewart!!

  12. I would love to do this hike! Your pictures of Crater Lake are quite inspiring!