Tasmanian Mountain Guides | Cradle Mountain + Dove Lake
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Cradle Mountain + Dove Lake

  • Day 1

  • Introductory lessons

    Gear prep

    Lunch provided

  • Day 2

  • Transfer to Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair national Park

    Walk around Dove lake

    Visit the interpretation centre and Weindorfers cabin

  • Day 3

  • Climb Cradle Mountain

  • Day 4

  • Morning walk along King Billy Pine boardwalk

    Transfer to Launceston

AU$1400 per person

AU$1400 per person

Cradle Mountain

A mountain in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia. Rising to 1,545 metres (5,069 ft) above sea level, it is one of the principal tourist sites in Tasmania, owing to its natural beauty. The Cradle Mountain is composed of dolerite columns, similar to many of the other mountains in the area.

The mountain rises above the glacially formed Dove Lake (934 metres (3,064 ft)), Lake Wilks, and Crater Lake.

The mountain has four named summits. In order of height they are Cradle Mountain (1,545 m (5,069 ft)); Smithies Peak (1,527 m (5,010 ft)); Weindorfers Tower (1,459 metres (4,787 ft)); and Little Horn (1,355 m (4,446 ft)).[1][5]

The mountain itself is named after its resemblance to a gold mining cradle.

 

Inclusions

Prices are GST inclusive. (twin share at a lodge near Cradle Mountain  for two nights. Price will vary for minors accompanying parents) Ex Launceston No local payments required except for dinner at the lodge.

Full day of pre-trek introductory lessons and gear advice. Two guides, private transfers to and from the park, park fees, 2 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 0 dinners. See our gear list for what we provide.

What we supply
  • Day pack
  • Water proof pack liner
  • Stove and fuel
  • Mug, spoon and bowl
  • Rain jacket and trousers
  • Gaiters
  • Safety whistle
  • Food (you will have an opportunity to purchase additional snacks prior to the trek commencing)
  • Water bottle
  • Walking poles
  • First aid kit
  • Crampons or chains during winter activities
What you will need to bring
  • Boots (worn in, ankle high with Vibram sole or equivalent)
  • Socks x 1 pair (suitable for trekking)
  • T-shirt x 1 (Merino wool is recommended)
  • Thermal underwear x 1 set (Merino is recommended)
  • Gloves x 1 pair (wind/water proof type)
  • Walking trousers (light weight quick drying)
  • Walking shirt (light weight/long sleeved quick drying)
  • Polar fleece or down jacket
  • Beanie & neck warmer
  • Sun hat (broad brimmed is recommended instead of a peaked cap)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (polarized is recommended)
What you may also like to bring
  • Camera (consider spare batteries)
  • Book
  • Notepad and pencil
  • Lip balm
  • Soft shell jacket (lightweight and windproof)
  • Wet wipes
  • Comfortable clothes for dinner in the lodge