Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake
Australia’s Cradle Mountain sits at the northern end of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.1 European explorers laid eyes on the dolerite mountain for the first time in the 1820s, and since then it has become one of Tasmania’s biggest attractions; nearly a quarter of tourists visiting the island go there during their stays.2
Not everyone who visits the Cradle Mountain area gets a clear view because fog and rain can move in at any time, and the mountain is often obscured by low clouds.3 4 On clear days, however, Cradle Mountain’s peaks, the tallest of which tops 5,000 feet, are reflected in the calm waters of nearby Dove Lake.
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- Highlights. Parks & Wildlife Service. 30 Aug. 2011. Accessed 11 Apr. 2013.
- Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair NP. Tasmania. Accessed 11 Apr. 2013.
- Norton, Robert. Cradle Mountain Walks. TasmaniaTrip.com. Accessed 11 Apr. 2013.
- McInerney, Sarah. Capturing Beauty in a Cold Climate. The Sydney Morning Herald. 6 Oct. 2011. Accessed 11 Apr. 2013.