Tasmanian Mountain Guides | Cradle Mountain
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Cradle Mountain

  • Day 1

  • Introductory lessons

    Gear prep

    Lunch provided

  • Day 2

  • Transfer to Ronny Creek car park

    Climb Cradle Mountain

    Return to Launceston

AU$600 per person

AU$600 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  Mountain is composed of dolerite columns, similar to many of the other mountains in the area. The mountain towers 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). The mountain is named after its resemblance to a gold mining cradle.

Inclusions

Full day of pre-trek introductory lessons and gear advice. Two guides, private transfers to and from Cradle Mountain, 2 lunches. See gear list for what we supply.

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)