Cradle Summit


A chal­leng­ing but reward­ing day walk is the Cra­dle Moun­tain Sum­mit walk, 1545 metres above sea-level. 

This amaz­ing hike takes up to 10 hours and cov­ers 15.5 km. This is dif­fi­cult walk, par­tic­u­lar­ly near the sum­mit with rock scram­bling and fixed chain assist.

This hike needs to be booked a min­i­mum of 24 hour in advance and is weath­er dependant.

Detailed Itinerary

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change without notice.

  • Day 1: Cradle Mountain

    At Cradle Mountain start our walk at Dove Lake as we head straight up to Hanson’s Peak. This steep track climbs quickly above Dove Lake and will certainly get the heart and legs pumping.

    From Hanson’s Peak we descend onto the Twisted Lakes area where we take in some amazing mirrored images on the water and great views to Cradle Mountain and the surrounds.

    Heading along the face track we will walk under the imposing peaks of Cradle Mountain. Looking back up to Cradle from underneath is really a sight to behold and we eventually join part of the Overland track near Kitchen Hut.

    We trek on and upwards entering the large rock and boulder section of the climb, eventually reaching the summit. At the summit (if weather allows) we will have some lunch and a break allowing time to appreciate the spectacular views.

    Making our way back Via Marion’s lookout and Wombat pool. Once we are all back safely we congratulate and farewell each other before we drop you back to your hotel or the Visitor centre.

Tour Highlights

  • Cradle Mountain Summit
  • Hanson’s Peak and Twisted lakes
  • Marion’s Lookout
  • Wombat Pool and Lake Lilla
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Inclusive of snacks and Lunch
  • Fully guided with Commentary
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop off

Please note for safe­ty rea­sons, guides will need to check all hik­ers gear pri­or to the departure

  • Tour does not include Nation­al Parks Pass,
  • Tour does not oper­ate on Christ­mas Day.
  • Com­fort­able walking/​hiking boots
  • Min­i­mum 30 litre day pack
  • Water bot­tle and water- min­i­mum 3 litres
  • Warm cloth­ing
  • Wet weath­er jack­ets are required, wet weath­er pants are optional
  • Hat, sun­glass­es, sunscreen
  • Equip­ment is avail­able for hire from McDer­mot­t’s tours, please enquire at time of booking.

Key Details


  • Fully Guided 8 - 10 hour Walk
  • Professional Hiking Guide
  • Bookings on Application

Not Included

  • National Park Pass


  • Price on Application