Epic day of riding up on Cradle Mountain 17/8/2019. After camping in farmland nearby we started the day under clear skies, however the weather closed in pretty quick during our ascent. After summiting we made three lines on the eastern face, two through a classic classic couloir pictured here. Rounding out the day we headed north along the Skyline Traverse finding another very tight couloir that we rode back down to Kitchen hut before hiking back to the car. This is as good as it gets for backcountry skiing in Tasmania #skitasmania#cradlemountain#blackcrows#discovertasmania#snowaction
Cradle Mountain, an icon of Australian Wilderness. Winter Walks around Dove Lake. A beautiful 2-3hr trail, passing under little horn, ancient forests and over glacial scratched rocks. With many waterfalls cascading into the lake, this walk has something of interest to everyone. A highly rewarding trail and one of Tassie's 60 great short walks. #hikehobart#tassie#hiking#dovelake#cradlemountain#winterwalks
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A perfectly cloudless winter morning overlooking Cradle Mountain & a frozen Dove Lake from Marion’s Lookout on Saturday morning! Worth the 3:45am wake up call & icy hike up for this view ✨ || Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
A stunning scene at Cradle Mountain thanks to @love_this_island who says: "Three of my favourite things... Pandani plants, mountains and snow!!" 🌿🗻❄ Found only in Tasmania, the pandani is the largest heath plant in the world. Although it resembles its near name-sake, the pandanus palms of tropical Australia and South-east Asia, the pandani is in no way related to it. Pandanis are not confined to rainforests, but can also occur in sub-alpine communities. The long, sharp-edged leaves are retained on the trunk to provide insulation. The water that collects in the axils of pandani leaves provides a special habitat for some distinctive invertebrates.
Soooooo before we left Cradle Mountain, we stopped for a coffee in the cafe there, next to the information centre. 7 tables were in use, all of them had customers drinking from paper cups! We were asked if we were dining in and we still had to ask for a mug! The paper cups were lined up right next to the coffee machine, the few mugs and coffee cups were hidden at the back on a shelf. This is a place that is supposed to care for wildlife, I couldn’t tell if they were compostable or not. But if they were they were being put in the landfill bin, very disappointing 🙁 oh it is my keepcup in the photo, just in case they didn’t have a mug! #mugsandcups#reducereuserecycle#reducewaste#protectourwildlife#tasmania#cradlemountain
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The pristine Pine Lake, in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, thanks to @jadehallam who says: "My son Okah and I took a drive up onto the plateau this morning and were met with -1 temps and this…" ❄ The Pine Lake walk offers a rare opportunity to get close to one of Tasmania’s rarest trees without having to go on an extended bushwalk. The pencil pine is an ancient species that evolved before flowering plants and which is only found in the Tasmanian highlands 🌿
Many of the Tasmanian conifers are unique to Tasmania. The pencil pine (Athrotaxis cupressoides), is generally restricted to sub-alpine areas above 800 m. Like its relative, the King Billy pine, it can reach ages greater than 1200 years. Pencil pines are often seen around the shores of highland lakes and tarns, creating the unique ambience of these beautiful areas of Tasmania.