Cradle Mountain on a perfect spring day is very different from the winter experience. The looming mountain lends a stunning backdrop for Dove Lake.
Weindorfer’s boathouse rests peacefully at the water’s edge.
I never tire of the scenery as we walk the Dove Lake Track
and Lake Lilla exudes its usual tranquility.
The cheeky currawongs are always hopeful for a bite to eat.
The best way to see more of the spectacular landscape, without expending too much energy, is by helicopter.
Dove Lake and Lake Lilla appear much more expansive from the air.
Crater Lake, despite its name and appearance, is not a volcanic crater but was formed during previous ice ages.
Barn Bluff is visible from most areas of the National Park.
With ideal flying conditions we were treated to a close-up view of Fury Gorge.
Mount Ossa is the highest peak in Tasmania, composed entirely of Jurassic dolerite.
The visual feast continued
as we made our way to Lake Windermere and the cluster of Cradle Mountain huts on the Overland Track.
Cradle Mountain from the southern side bears no resemblance to the iconic image we all know.
The road and walking track lead to Dove Lake, a companionable distance between them.
Until next time, the mountain will be waiting in all its majesty.