Saturday 4 February 2012

Cradle Mountain

It was time to meet up with the Kelly Family again and of course you can't possibly leave Tasmania without visiting the world famous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park located in Tasmania's World Heritage area. This was my third visit but it never ceases to fill me with awe.

Today the area is a model of an accessible wilderness region. There are numerous walking huts and a wide range of day and overnight walks through the mountains. A short coach trip takes you to the edge of Dove Lake (and you can be dropped off at various walks along the way) which lies in the shadow of Cradle Mountain.

We were fortunate to be here during some of the warmest weather this summer and so Charli & Ashley had great fun splashing in the shallows of Dove Lake.  Trent got into the swing of things as well and showed off his prowess at stone skimming.

We walked to the picturesque 1940's wooden Boathouse and enjoyed a refreshing drink and picnic in it's very welcome shade.

Locals were vastly outnumbered by overseas visitors and we met up a few times with this lovely family from Hong Kong who we shared a picnic lunch with — theirs included a very superior 41ยบ South smoked salmon as well as dry vita brit biscuits which the children seemed to enjoy, although Charli was rather keen on the salmon.
 Playtime in the very welcome shade of the Boathouse.