It seems almost sacrilegious to visit Tasmania and not visit Cradle Mountain so we decide to take a fairly lengthy detour and do just that. I think we're also a bit bummed that we missed out on the way to Launceston before Christmas so it's almost a box we need to tick before we can leave the Apple Isle.
Cradle Mountain is rightly famous for being very beautiful, but we've seen some pretty spectacular scenery on our tour around the island and in retrospect a flying visit is not the right way to really appreciate this natural beauty.
We drive for several hours to get to Cradle Mountain National Park and the weather is still crappy. After checking out the various walks, we decide we have time to walk around Dove Lake, which affords views of Cradle Mountain as well as Dove Lake. It's a beautiful walk, and the clouds lift so we can see Cradle Mountain in all its glory for a few minutes.
Walk done, we're off again - we need to get up to Bridport tomorrow so Stu can play a round of golf.