Dove Lake & Cradle Mountain, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
I have visited Dove Lake many times, yet have rarely seen the summit of Cradle Mountain as it has been shrouded in fog. On this day I was in luck and, as the sun was setting, a calm descended over the area and the last light lit up the summit in a brilliant red. If I wasn't there, I wouldn't have believed it was real.
Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park is a special part of Tasmania, with its ancient rainforests and alpine heaths. The National Park forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is one of the state's most protected natural places, where ancient pines fringe glacial lakes and icy streams cascade down rugged mountains. Dramatic Cradle Mountain is the rugged jewel of the park. There a many walks to do in and around the National Park - it is a must visit in Tasmania.