Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Nearly 20,000 years ago, glaciers 200m deep were carving out the spectacular area we have come to know as Cradle Mountain.

Majestically and proudly the mountain sits, as though protecting the diverse and unique flora that calls the Tasmanian North West home. Before her lays the silent and tranquil Dove Lake, giving all who visit a deep sense of serenity and grounding.

Tasmania’s isolation and cool climate has attributed to the preservation of it’s rich and diverse vegetation that are prehistoric in their nature, and derived directly from the prehistoric times of Gondwana land.

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Cradle Mountain, first light December 6th 2017.

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Tasmanian waratah (Telopea truncara ProteaceaeSlightly smaller than it’s mainland counterpart, these beauties added beautiful colour to the Dove Lake walk.

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Alpine heath (Epacris serpyllifolia Epacridaceae)

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Golden Rosemary (Oxylobium ellipticum Fabaceae)

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Spreading guinea flower (Hibbertia procumbens Dilleniaceae)

Above: Tasmania’s cool climate allows for brilliant bright green moss and lichen to florish

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Scoparia (Richea scoparia) A member of the Southern Heath family, varieties can also be found in yellows and orange.

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Deciduous beech (Nothofagus gunnii Fagaceae)

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Cradle Mtn

Above: Some different aspects from the lake just on sunrise. Many people (especially photographers) return to Cradle Mountain on numerous occasions. Different weather, seasons and lighting can mean that no day here ever looks the same.

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Above: leaving Cradle country towards Queenstown.

 

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