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(Tassie Trip) Day 10 – Dove Lake – Cradle Mountain

March 16, 2016
dove lake, lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

We left Highfield House at Stanley and started heading towards our next stop – Cradle Mountain.  We stopped at Burnie for lunch.  The weather was shocking.  It poured with rain all the way from Stanley to Cradle Mountain.  We finally arrived at our accommodation at The Cradle Mountain Hotel.  It was late in the afternoon, pouring with rain so there was nothing to do but sit by a fire in the bar/lounge area with a book and drink so that is what we did, well until I got too hot by the fire and went back to the room to read and cool down! 

We were very fortunate the next morning that the weather had cleared!  We were up early and off to walk around Dove Lake.  It’s a 6km walk with quite a mix of terrain covered along the way.  We found the walk pretty easy, a little bit more challenging on one side of the lake as compared to the other but overall pretty easy and enjoyable.  Here are some of the photo’s that I took as we made our way around Dove Lake.

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Dove Lake, Lake, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

dove lake, lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

dove lake, lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

dove lake, lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

dove lake, lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

dove lake, lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

tree, dove lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

tree, dove lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

dove lake, lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

dove lake, cradle mountain, lake, tasmania

flora, dove lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

cradle mountain, tasmania

cradle mountain, tasmania

walking track, track, dove lake, lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Lake

flora, cradle mountain, tasmania, dove lake

cradle mountain, dove lake, lake, tasmania

Flora, Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake, Tasmania

Boardwalk, walking track, dove lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

flora, cradle mountain, dove lake, tasmania

cradle mountain, tree, dove lake, tasmania

boatshed, dove lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

boatshed, dove lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

boatshed, dove lake, cradle mountain, tasmania
boatshed, dove lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

After the walk we stopped in at Cradle Mountain Lodge for lunch and it was as we were walking there we saw these wombats – mother and baby!

 

Mumma and Bubba wombats in the wild at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. #wombat #wombats #cradlemountain #tasmania

A video posted by Min (@writeofthemiddle) on

Next stop on the Tassie Trip will be Strahan.  Meanwhile, here’s where you can catch up on our Tassie trip so far: 

Day 1 – Hobart
Day 2 – MONA – Hobart
Day 3 – Richmond
Day 4 – Port Arthur
Day 5 – Bicheno, Day 5 – Wineglass Bay, Day 5 – Sleepy Bay, Day 5 – Cape Tourville, Day 5 – St Mary’s,
Day 6 – Bay of Fires: Binalong Bay, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: The Gardens, Day 6 – Pyengana Cows, Day 6 – St Columba Falls,
Day 7 – Launceston – where we Stayed
, Day 7 – City of Launceston, Day 7 – Launceston’s Cataract Gorge
Day 8 – Deloraine and Devonport, Day 8 – Penguin and Wynyard, and Day 8 – Stanley.
Day 9 – Highfield House, Stanley

Ciao for now,

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Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys & Steph’s Joy for #WordlessWednesday

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  • Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit March 16, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Got that gig with Tassie tourism yet?
    Another gorgeous batch of pics.
    Hey, is that a new profile picture? Love it!

    • Min March 16, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      The gig with Tourism Tassie – OMG I wish!! Thanks Leanne. Yes new profile pic. The previous one was a bit old, this is recent. I’m glad you like it!! 🙂 xo

  • Robyna | the Mummy & the Minx March 16, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    What a beautiful place – I’d love to take my boys when they are older down to do some of the longer walks.

    • Min March 16, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      It’s absolutely gorgeous there Robyna. Tassie is full of amazing places and so many beautiful walks. I highly recommend a visit if you love nature and walking! 🙂 xo

  • Di from Max The Unicorn March 16, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Gosh, how gorgeous and tranquil-looking! Tassie is on our list of holiday places to visit.

    • Min March 16, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      It was divine there! My nature loving self was just drinking it all up. Took us a while to get around that lake coz I stopped to take SO many photo’s and just to drink it all in 🙂

  • Alicia March 16, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Such a beautiful place! We are going to do this side of Tassie on our next trip, looking forward to that after seeing these.

    • Min March 16, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      It’s one of those must do things Alicia. You’ll love Cradle Mountain. I want to go back because we only had 1 night there. I’d like a much, much longer stay at Cradle Mountain and time to do much more exploring! 🙂

  • Janet aka Middle Aged Mama March 16, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    We didn’t go to Cradle Mountain when we were in Tassie in 2001. I have no idea why … so we will have to go back!

    • Min March 16, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      Yes – go back! Cradle Mountain is just gorgeous! We were silly and only had one night there! I want to go back for a much longer stay at Cradle Mountain … for sure!

  • stephanie@stephsjoy March 16, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Lovely photos as usual Min! Such a beautiful place. We did the track around the Lake in June 2010, it was bitterly cold and snowing! Love to visit it again!

    • Min March 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Thanks Steph! Oh I would have loved to be there when it was snowing! We were there late April/early May – chilly but no snow. I would love to visit again too, and for a much longer stay next time. xo

  • Kylie Purtell March 17, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Your photos make me wanna go to Tassie so, so bad!!!! I love the ones of the wooden shack on the lake. Beautiful!

    • Min March 17, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Thanks Kylie – they are doing their job then! lol I want to go back there so bad too! The shack is called ‘The Boathouse’. It was incredibly hard to photograph BECAUSE there were so many people around. I had to have the patience of a saint and wait until the right moment where I could get a shot without people in it!!

  • Trish March 17, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Such beauty and unsurpassed serenity.
    Gorgeous photos too Min.
    I missed seeing Cradle Mountain on my recent visit , I have seen it though over 22yrs ago.

    • Min March 18, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks Trish – it’s such a gorgeous spot there. I most definitely want to go back! Hope you get to go back too! I’m sure it’s quite different than 22 years ago! 🙂 xo