Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

May 21, 2023  •  4 Comments

Alan and I flew to Launseston, Tasmania and drove to Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair.  The following information was taken from Wikipedia.  Tasmania (/tæzˈmeɪniə/;[11] abbreviated as TAS, nicknamed Tassie) is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands.[12] The state has a population of around 533,308[1] as of March 2019. Just over forty percent of the population resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.[13]

  Overlooking Cradle Mountain from Dove Lake.  The whole area became a national park in 1947.  The structure  is an old boat house.

We were at the park for three nights and two days and we had all kinds of weather- lots of rain, some snow, wind, clouds and a little bit of sunshine.  We were not able to photograph two sunrises because the road was closed.  There is one m main road going through the park.  Between the hours of 8 AM and 6 PM, no cars are allowed so people take park buses from the ranger station.

One night  we decided  drive up  the road even though it was cold, windy and snowy.  

 I was standing on a platform in a very cold, wicked wind but for a little while we could see the peaks.   The scenery was definitely worth putting up with the harsh weather. 

The next day we decided to do some hiking since the weather was pretty good- it was almost warm with no rain.  The area had plenty of day walks with some great scenery.  You could hike the Overland Track which ends 80 km south of the park and winds through a variety of landscapes.  This wallaby was pretty far away and unfortunately, I did not have my long lens with me.  The most obvious difference between a kangaroo and wallaby is size with the kangaroo normally being much larger.  

Overlooking a  a river on the hike.  The hike we did was from Ronney Creek back to the ranger station.

 

There was a little bit of mist but it didn't last long.

I liked the way this tree limb looked - I thought it had some character.

There were some nice scenic views that we came across.

The clouds had cleared enough so that we could get a good view of Cradle Mountain.

The first sunrise that we were actually able to shoot was on the last morning.


Comments

Jane Jamison(non-registered)
Nice shots. Nature makes a good subject for your photography.
Pam & Duncan Craig(non-registered)
Once more we are blown away by your photos - so glad that we can share these. Enjoy your continued travels....

Pam & Duncan Craig
Bill Porter(non-registered)
The poor weather improved the photograph opportunities?
Wendy(non-registered)
It looks like I missed some beautiful landscape photography opportunities. Lovely photos, Marsha. The shots of the mountains and cloud coverage reminds me so much of NZ but are unique as well.
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