Cradle Mountain

Elevation (feet): 5,069
Elevation (meters): 1,545
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: Australia
Latitude: -41.684323
Longitude: 145.952125
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Launceston or Hobart
Convenient Center: Devonport, Launceston

Thanks to Tweed for adding this peak.

Cradle Mountain is a distinctive mountain in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia. Rising to 1,545 metres above sea level it is one of the principal tourist sites in Tasmania, owing to its natural beauty. The mountain is composed of dolerite columns, similar to many of the other mountains in the area.

The main track to Cradle Mountain summit leaves from Dove Lake and goes via Lake Lilla and Marions Lookout. However, walkers have a choice of several tracks and can choose to walk a different track on their return trip.

The track starts at 900m and climbs to 1545m. Highland weather conditions can change quickly and frequently. Snow, heavy rain and cold temperatures can occur in any month. Ice and snow regularly cover the track in the winter and spring months. The last few hundred metres of the climb involves some rock scrambling.

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