The Enchanted Walk at Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania
I still remember watching the Midsummer Night’s Dream the movie more than 10 years ago where I was astonished by the beautiful enchanted forest. The movie is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play and it featured cast like Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christian Bale, Callista Flockhart and many more. Even though the movie is not as popular as the play, the scenes of the enchanted forest were striking and unforgettable.
This the Cradle Mountain Lodge and it is a popular resort in Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park.
The Enchanted Walk is a 20 minute walk circuit. It is located near the Cradle Mountain Lodge.
We walked on the specially built wooden platform to protect the ecology and the nature of the park. Please bear in mind that we were in the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park.
The weather was not that forgiving that day. It was raining cats and dogs when we were hiking near Cradle Mountain but it did get a little bit better when we went for the enchanted walk.
The walk is suitable for age groups and there is a cascading river, wombat burrows and magical old-growth rainforest.
Mel from MelChoi.com and Vivian from Tourism Tasmania…
There were five of us, Rosemary our guide, Vivian from Tourism Tasmania, Chiew from Oriental Express Hong Kong, Mel from MelChoi.com Singapore and yours truly.
The walk will take you through butongrass (the little green bushes) moorland before entering cool temperate rainforest along the edges of Pencil Pine Creek.
It was the state of the originality of the park that amazed us.
We are just a few inches away from this and the forest floor was completely untouched!
Most of the trees and even the grass are untouched and unpolluted.
We didn’t find any single rubbish or even a cigarette butt throughout our journey.
Everyone did their part to conserve and to preserve this part of the world.
The results are pure beauty of this colourful rainforest with the beautiful river flowing.
There might not be any mythical creatures like elves or fairies but do look out for wombats and if you are really lucky, you might be able to meet the devil itself, the Tasmanian Devil.
The walk was estimated for 20 min but we took more time that time. Hence, we took our time enjoying almost every single detail during our walk while enduring the rain.
Overall, it was a fascinating experience as it was not the ordinary short walks that we expected. Thanks to Vivian who insisted that we should go to the enchanted walk even it was raining. As it is located inside the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park, park charges still applies even though the walk is FREE of Charge. It is minutes walking distance from the Cradle Mountain Lodge. This is something not to be missed if you are in Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park. Did i forget to mention that Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites? Love Tasmania!