Penguin Cradle Trail

The 76‑kilometre Penguin Cradle Trail deserves greater popularity, but is often overshadowed by other excellent Tasmanian walking trails. It begins in Penguin and passes through woodland and rainforest up to Cradle Mountain, roughly following the Leven River. Beyond Gunns Plains the scenery becomes truly spectacular, the highlight being the 250-metre-deep Leven Canyon, carved by the river through the Loongana Range. From here, walkers must climb Black Bluff before entering a subalpine landscape with the chance of seeing platypus. Side trips along the five- to seven-day route take in waterfalls and more breathtaking views. maps/peng_cradle_route_guide_nov04.pdf

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