Where is it?
Tasmania’s central north wilderness, From Cradle Mountain in the north to Lake St Clair to the south
How to see it for yourself?
This spectacular 65km, six-day walk is very popular and must be booked in the summer peak, November 1 to April 30, when you can only walk north to south. Private cars can be parked at both Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair ends. Otherwise bus operators such as Tassielink (www.tassielink.com.au) and McDermotts Coaches (mcdermotts.com.au), service both ends from major towns. This particular shot was taken from the summit of Cradle Mountain itself.
Why I love it
“Nothing compares to the uniqueness of thisview – the glacier-carved landscape decorated with tannin-stained lakes, the soaring peaks, and the plunging gorges. It’s amazing to see the stark alpine plains and hear the silent green rainforests. The range of plant species – including the fagus, one of Australia’s few native cold-living deciduous trees – is another remarkable feature of this region.” – Diane Byrne, Tourism Tasmania