Cradle Mountain

Pademelons at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

During our time in Cradle Mountain National Park, we were treated to visits from small marsupials each morning. The first morning we saw our first pademelon. It came right up to our balcony.

Waterfalls in Cradle Mountain National Park

Having completed the Dove Lake walk, we returned to the vistor centre. Rather than head back to our accommodation, we set off back out into the rain to do three other shorter walks. Two of the walks lead to notable waterfalls.

Walker Registration and Logbooks

Walker registration huts and logbooks were new to me. I had heard recommendations about walkers registering their intentions. It makes sense in Australia. Unlike so many tourist destinations, it is possible to get into serious trouble in the Australian wilderness.

Wet and Windy Dove Lake

We had a fantastically wet and windy time in Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain National Park. It did not stop raining for our entire stay. Our reward for putting up with the rain were fun rivulets cascading down the mountain sides and powerful waterfalls.