The Vale of Belvoir lookout is a short drive out of Cradle Mountain and on a fine day is one of the few places outside the National Park that you can actually get a glimpse of Cradle Mountain.
During September 2017 there were huge snowfalls across western Tasmania, including Cradle Mountain. So much so, that many roads were closed and even access to Dove Lake was restricted for a few days. The snow in these shots is a week or so after the peak, but even so there was a lot of snow still around.
I came up here with my photography workshop group last month, and we were rewarded with a little bit of sunrise fire in the sky, mixed with fast moving mist and cloud – basically all the drama of an alpine sunrise.
Just as we were finishing up for the morning, a lovely rainbow appeared which was a nice note to finish on before heading back to the hotel to warm up!
I have made one previous trip to the Vale of Belvoir, and it was a very mild morning in early January. We in fact camped there before going on to climb Cradle Mountain later that day! Needless to say, there was to be no climbing of Cradle Mountain this time round