Tasmania | Exploring the Cradle Coast

If you’re following along on Instagram, or know me personally, you’ve probably heard that I’m driving my way around Tasmania at the moment! It’s been such an amazing time soaking in the outdoors (sometimes, quite literally), and I’m seriously considering relocating for a longer period of time…

cradle mountain lookout tas

Having driven our car down from Sydney, we disembarked the ferry in Devonport and headed straight for the Cradle Coast. We managed to get a glimpse of Cradle Mountain from a distant lookout on the one (yes, singular) sunny day during our stay in the region. Montezuma Falls was also on our places-to-go list, so we ticked that one off one early afternoon.

On our second day here, we headed off to Cradle Mountain National Park in the early morning, in the hopes of completing a full-day circuit. Unfortunately, it started bucketing down as soon as we arrived in the park, with snow showers forecast for the remainder of the day — let’s just say we weren’t exactly prepared to be walking in snow… it’s summertime after all!

cradle mountain snow summer

Despite the adverse weather (from my brief observations, ‘volatile’ is the only way to describe the conditions here), we made it up to Marion’s Lookout. Such a stunning view, well worth braving the wind, wet and snow!

marion's lookout cradle mountain national park

It became quite treacherous when we were up at the lookout, so we huddled up behind some rocky formations until the storm died down…

Rainy weather definitely makes for some moody shots! The one below is a personal favourite from that day.

cradle mountain national park tasmania