28 March 2018
Cradle Mountain National Park is located in western Tasmania. Our first full day in Tassie started rainy and overcast but luckily the sun broke through the clouds after lunch. It turned out to be a great day, I can only hope the rest of our trip is this good.
Our agenda only allowed one full day in the park which was enough to see the highlights; however a second day would have been nice. We started at the park’s most popular attraction, Dove Lake, where we walked the 5.7 km trail around it. The trail is relatively easy. The rain from the night before was lifting in the morning so unfortunately we did not get postcard views of the four mountain peaks that encompass the lake.
In the afternoon the sun came out and so did the wombats! We walked the Waldheim Trail at Robby Creek which is a great place to see wombats in the wild. We enjoyed it so much we came back after dinner. We counted 44 of them, some coming within a few feet. The combination of good trails and animals made Cradle Mountain a family favorite.