Cradle Mountain has 11 short walking tracks ranging from 20 minute circuits to 3 hour return walks, something for all levels of fitness.
Shuttle busses run from the Visitors Information Centre to five different locations between there and Dove Lake. Dove Lake being the most popular for tourists as Cradle Mountain is in clear view from ground level.
We decided to do the Marions Lookout walk which is an 8km loop back to Dove Lake.
The walk was quite hard in parts, with chains at the last section to assist you up, but the hard work was more than worth it with the breathtaking views at the top! The kids did an amazing job and enjoyed the walk as much as us!
The best part, we had an amazing clear and warm day when we visited Cradle Mountain.
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MARIONS LOOKOUT WALK
We hopped off the shuttle bus at Ronny Creek car park and started our walk towards Marions Lookout.
The first section of this walk to Marions is actually the first part of the 82km Overland Track, which happens to be the steepest section of the track – so well done to our kids for being so awesome and making it the whole way up!
The track starts out along a flat boardwalk and then slowly climbs to Crater Falls, the Boat Shed and Crater Lake before hitting a junction. It provides some beautiful views along the way.
From the junction it is a steep climb to Marions Lookout – on one section there are chains to help you up!
Once at the top WOW!!! an amazing view of Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake. It’s stunning!!
After navigating our way back down the steep slope, we took the Wombat Pool Track back to Dove Lake and then a shuttle bus back to the Visitors Centre.
The walk to Marions Lookout at Cradle Mountain was one of the highlights of our whole Tasmanian trip! It’s not for everyone, but if you are up for the challenge, we highly recommend it!
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