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Address: Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park | Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6289 1172
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Is the picturesque lake that has Cradle Mountain in the back ground, part...

Is the picturesque lake that has Cradle Mountain in the back ground, part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area in Tasmania.

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Beautiful walk

Nothing breathtaking but an easy and lovely walk for all ages. A great place to see stars on a clear night with the cradle summit backdrop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Sydney
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very long walk with little variation to the type of scenery, made more awkward because we had a misty windswept day. I know that is the norm up there but still it was over rated. Alpine scenery is in our opinion not as pretty as the plentiful rainforest walks available in Tasmania. You also see less animal life. It... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing breathtaking but an easy and lovely walk for all ages. A great place to see stars on a clear night with the cradle summit backdrop.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One section of the full loop was closed due to trail repair, but there was plenty to see on the well-maintained trail.

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Thank Holly W
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The walk is quite easy, but I will recommend people to have hiking stick if you are not used to hike. Leave you car in the entrace and take the shuttle to the end point (Dove Lake) The hike is about 2 hours. You can see the beautiful scene in the sunny day, you will able to see the reflect... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a hike/walk that anyone can do. No great fitness required! Leave your car at the visitors centre and catch a shuttle which is included in your compulsory National Park fees. It's a magnificent area to explore. A great landscape photographic region. My wife and I spent two full days walking many trackes including a 7 hour hike up tyo... More 

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Thank ChrisT346
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This walk is certainly an easy walk, but be assured it's well worth it. Even though it rained for half the time the vista is just divine. We combined it with a hike up to Marion's lookout and the 4 hours was the highlight of our Tasmanian holiday.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a must do for anyone of average fitness. Some steps may put those will limited mobility but for the most part it's for everyone. Take water and suitable rain gear and cold weather gear in Case of sudden changes in the weather. Access by car to Dove Lake Carparking or catch a shuttle included in your compulsory National Park... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an awesome experience and a great landscape photo opportunistic walk. With my wife and father in law we did the 2 hour variation up to wombat pool. (We aren't exactly the epitome of fit so the 6 hour full circuit was out of the question) More time here would have been great so we could've seen some more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most scenic and beautiful walks ever taken. Whilst we were there I a wet and blustery day it was still enjoyable enjoyable. Highly recommend the effort to complete as many walks as possible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our walk around the circuit. The vegetation is different at different parts along the circuit and it's a really nice and scenic walk. We had a good time despite it was chilly 6 degrees, windy and had a little rain. Part of it he circuit was closed and so we had to backtrack, but we were ok... More 

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