Cradle Mountain Summit and Hanson's Peak Circuit
13.1 km circuit
6 h to 8 h
Cradle Mountain Summit and Hanson's Peak Circuit
13.1 km

6 h to 8 h


Starting from the Ronny Creek car park on Dove Lake Road, Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, this walk takes you up Cradle Mountain, over Hanson's Peak and around Dove Lake. On this challenging walk, you'll explore glaciated landscapes with snowy peaks and alpine lakes, passing through diverse vegetation ranging from rainforest to buttongrass moorlands. The climb to the top of Cradle Mountain rewards you with panoramic views, but involves scrambling over granite boulders of all proportions. This walk is suited to very experienced bushwalkers skilled at rock scrambling, navigation, first aid and dealing with extreme alpine weather. Be prepared for strong winds, heavy rain, snow and cold temperatures. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.



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