Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Australian Mountains

Bluff Knoll Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateLate Mar
Region/PlaceWestern Australia, Great Southern, Stirling Ranges NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)600Route findingEasy
RouteBluff Knoll Trail
NotesA short and steep trail to a lofty viewpoint high above the surrounding plains.
Bluff Knoll and Bluff Knoll road, Bluff Knoll Trail (T), Stirling Ranges NP, Great Southern, Western Australia, Australia, 20-Mar-03, ah631

Ascent to Bluff Knoll, Bluff Knoll Trail (T), Stirling Ranges NP, Great Southern, Western Australia, Australia, 20-Mar-03, ah632

View to west from summit of Bluff Knoll, Bluff Knoll Trail (T), Stirling Ranges NP, Great Southern, Western Australia, Australia, 20-Mar-03, ah633

 
Cradle Mtn / Hanson's Peak / Marion's Lookout Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, Central Mtns, Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)700Route findingEasy
RouteDove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead
NotesProbably the best day walk in the vicinity of Cradle Mountain this route climbs up first high above Lake Dove, and then on across the plateau briefly before ascending Cradle Mountain. The ascent to Cradle Mountain will require some agility and scrambling skills and becomes more dangerous when rain makes the rocks slippery. Although short in distance the ascent and descent of Cradle Mountain is quite slow going.
Twisted Lakes, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah432

Cradle Mtn and Dove Lake from saddle to N of Hanson's Peak, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah434

Lake Hanson from saddle between Dove Lake and Lake Hanson, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah435

Emergency Shelter to N of Cradle Mtn, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah436

Cradle Mtn towers from path between Hanson's Peak and Kitchen Hut, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah439

Along path to Kitchen Hut to W of Cradle Mtn, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah442

Barn Bluff from summit of Cradle Mtn, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah443

Cradle Mtn from start of summit track, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah445

Cradle Mtn from nr Kathleen's Pool, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah446

   
Lake Rodway / Benson's Peak / Lake Wilks Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, Central Mtns, Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)350Route findingEasy
RouteDove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail
NotesAnother excellent day walk encircling Cradle Mountain. The views of the back of Cradle Mountain on the path the Lake Rodway are spectacular.
Cradle Mtn and Dove Lake from nr Dove Lake carpark, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah448

Artists' Pool and East side of Cradle Mtn from path to Lake Rodway, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah450

Waratah along track between Lake Rodway and Overland Track, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah451

Barn Bluff from saddle to S of Benson's Peak, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah454

Cradle Mtn through smoke haze from nr Dove Lake car park, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah456

   
Mt Anne Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateEarly Feb
Region/PlaceTasmania, South-West, Southwest NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)16Height gain (m)1100Route findingEasy
RouteMt Anne Summit Trail
NotesMt Anne is a fairly challenging day walk, with the final ascent to the summit requiring some scrambling skills. Panoramic views of Lake Pedder and South-West Tasmania are the rewards for this climb.
Judd's Charm Lake (L) and Lot's Wife (M) from nr summit of Mt Anne, Mt Anne Summit Trail (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 9-Feb-03, ah554

Lake Pedder from nr summit of Mt Anne, Mt Anne Summit Trail (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 9-Feb-03, ah555

Mt Anne summit (R) from ridge leading to Mt Eliza, Mt Anne Summit Trail (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 9-Feb-03, ah556

 
Overland / Pine Valley Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days7TerrainHeathland / Moorland, MountainsDateEarly Feb
Region/PlaceTasmania, Central Mtns, Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)94 (+14 side trips)Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteRonny Creek - Waterfall Valley (N1) - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains (N2) - Kia Ora Falls (N3) - Windy Ridge Hut - Pine Valley Hut (N4) - The Labyrinth - Pine Valley Hut (N5) - The Acropolis - Pine Valley Hut (N6) - Lake St Clair
NotesA justifiably popular world-renowned walk amongst the fortress-like mountains of Tasmania's central plateau. The path is now constructed to a very high standard meaning that dry feet are not an unlikely end result. Weather permitting, side trips to Cradle Mountain, Mt Ossa, The Labyrinth and The Acropolis are all very worthwhile, although Cradle Mountain does require some basic srambling skills. In season, good public transport provides routes to connect the ends of the track.
Start of Overland Track at Ronny's Creek, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah516

Barn Bluff (R), and Cradle Mtn (L) along Overland Track, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah517

Barn Bluff from western side of Cradle Mtn along Overland Track, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah518

Waterfall Valley campsite below Barn Bluff, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah521

Bronigan Falls, in Waterfall Valley nr Waterfall Valley Hut, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah522

Barn Bluff from summit of Cradle Mtn, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah443

Barn Bluff from above Waterfall Valley, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah523

Barn Bluff above Lake Windermere, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah525

Cradle Mtn from nr Kathleen's Pool, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah446

Mt Oakleigh from just S of Pine Forest Moor, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah527

Paddy's Nut (M), Mt Thetis (R) and Pandani from Frog Flats, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah528

Mt Oakleigh from nr Pelion Hut, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah529

Mt Hyperion (MR) from nr Pelion Gap, Pelion Plains - Kia Ora Falls Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah532

Pin cushion plants along Mt Ossa summit path (nr Mt Dorris), with Mt Pelion East beyond, Pelion Gap - Mt Ossa side trip Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah533

Mt Pelion East from nr summit of Mt Ossa, Pelion Gap - Mt Ossa side trip Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah535

Pin cushion carpet and view to Du Cane Range from Mt Ossa summit, Pelion Gap - Mt Ossa side trip Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah536

Mt Hyperion (MR) from slopes of Mt Pelion (E), Pelion Plains - Kia Ora Falls Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah538

D'Alton Falls, nr Du Cane Hut, Kia Ora Falls - Windy Ridge Hut - Pine Valley Hut Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 4-Feb-03, ah543

Rainforest nr Pine Valley Hut, Kia Ora Falls - Windy Ridge Hut - Pine Valley Hut Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 4-Feb-03, ah545

Chimneys at summit of Acropolis, and NE Acropolis summit (L), The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah548

Descent from Acropolis and Acropolis chimneys, The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah550

Boardwalk leading to the Acropolis, The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah551

The Acropolis (R) and The Guardians/Mt Gould (L) above Lake St Clair, from Overland Track between Narcissus Hut and Echo Pt Hut, The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah553

 
Western Arthurs - Lake Oberon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainMountains, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, South-West, Southwest NP (Western Arthurs)CountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)30Height gain (m)1600Route findingEasy
RouteJunction Creek - Lake Cygnus (N1) - Mt Hayes - Square Lake [Mt Orion side trip] - Lake Oberon - Lake Cygnus (N2) - Junction Creek
NotesAlthough a full traverse of the Western Arthurs is a difficult walk, it's relatively straighforward to reach the heart of the range along Morraine A. The mountains are wonderfully craggy with the path somehow managing to navigate through seemingly impossible slopes. The astronomically-named lakes amongst the peaks are serene and the views from peaks such as Mt Orion superb.
Western Arthurs leading to E and melaleuca flowers from Port Davey Track nr start of Morraine A, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah457

Mt Hesperus (M) from top of Morraine A, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah458

View NW from nr Mt Hesperus, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah460

View NW from nr Mt Hesperus, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah461

Lake Pluto (L), Lake Neptune (M) and Lake Triton (smaller) from Mt Hesperus, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah462

Procyon Peak (M) and Mt Sirius (R) from Southern spur off Mt Hayes, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah463

Mt Hayes from east (towards Procyon Peak), Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah464

Procyon Peak pinnacle above Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah465

Red bell flower nr Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah466

Square Lake from path to Lake Oberon, Mt Hayes (Far L), Procyon Peak (M), Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah467

Start of descent to Lake Oberon from saddle to Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah468

Federation Peak and Four Peaks from saddle between Lake Oberon and Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah470

Pandani and Mt Orion, with Lake Pedder beyond, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah473

Mt Hayes (L), Procyon Peak (M with people) and Mt Hesperus (R) from Mt Orion, Mt Orion side trip Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah475

Western Arthurs range leading to Federation Peak from Mt Orion, Mt Orion side trip Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah474

Square Lake (M), Lake Ceres (L) and Procyon Peak (R) from nr saddle between Lake Oberon and Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah476

Path leading to Mt Hayes (L) from saddle coming up from Lake Cygnus, with Mt Sirius (R), Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah479

Path from Lake Cygnus to My Hayes (L), Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah480

Flower along path nr Lake Cygnus, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah481

Sundews on beach at Lake Cygnus, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah483

Lake Cygnus and mountains to east, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah482

Western Arthur Range from Red Knoll Lookout, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 18-Jan-03, ah484