We left Highfield House at Stanley and started heading towards our next stop – Cradle Mountain. We stopped at Burnie for lunch. The weather was shocking. It poured with rain all the way from Stanley to Cradle Mountain. We finally arrived at our accommodation at The Cradle Mountain Hotel. It was late in the afternoon, pouring with rain so there was nothing to do but sit by a fire in the bar/lounge area with a book and drink so that is what we did, well until I got too hot by the fire and went back to the room to read and cool down!
We were very fortunate the next morning that the weather had cleared! We were up early and off to walk around Dove Lake. It’s a 6km walk with quite a mix of terrain covered along the way. We found the walk pretty easy, a little bit more challenging on one side of the lake as compared to the other but overall pretty easy and enjoyable. Here are some of the photo’s that I took as we made our way around Dove Lake.
After the walk we stopped in at Cradle Mountain Lodge for lunch and it was as we were walking there we saw these wombats – mother and baby!
Next stop on the Tassie Trip will be Strahan. Meanwhile, here’s where you can catch up on our Tassie trip so far:
Day 1 – Hobart
Day 2 – MONA – Hobart
Day 3 – Richmond
Day 4 – Port Arthur
Day 5 – Bicheno, Day 5 – Wineglass Bay, Day 5 – Sleepy Bay, Day 5 – Cape Tourville, Day 5 – St Mary’s,
Day 6 – Bay of Fires: Binalong Bay, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: The Gardens, Day 6 – Pyengana Cows, Day 6 – St Columba Falls,
Day 7 – Launceston – where we Stayed, Day 7 – City of Launceston, Day 7 – Launceston’s Cataract Gorge
Day 8 – Deloraine and Devonport, Day 8 – Penguin and Wynyard, and Day 8 – Stanley.
Day 9 – Highfield House, Stanley
Ciao for now,