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Enchanted Walk Cradle Mountain

Enchanted Walk Cradle Mountain – in the snow! Most visitors to Cradle Mountain, particularly those staying at the Cradle Mountain Lodge would have given the short Enchanted Walk a go. It is an easy boardwalk alongside the Pencil Pine Creek, and generally only takes around 20 minutes. Last month, however, due to the huge amount of snow around, my photography tour group spent almost 3 hours exploring this fantastic patch of forest! Not all of that was because of the snow of course, we generally take our time on walks like this but it was still the longest I have ever spent on this creek 🙂

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The creek with light snow on the mossy forest floor

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The snow was much deeper outside the rainforest canopy!

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Pools of water where there usually arent any

enchanted walk cradle mountain snow

The gorge, viewed from the bridge at the half way point of the track

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…and again the snow was a lot deeper outside the canopy

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The entry/exit to the walk near the falls and bridge

My next Cradle Mountain trips are now in place, in autumn 2018. The May 15-18 workshop is in fact already fully booked, so I have set new dates from June 11-14. Both these dates will include night sky sessions at Dove Lake, a visit to the Tasmanian Devil Park (Devils@Cradle) and will include macro sessions in the forest searching for the tiny autumn fungi.

Click here for all the details on the Cradle Mountain tour.

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.