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Cradle Mountain: In 1827 Joseph Fossey saw a dramatic mountain peak at the northern end of what he called the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the World Heritage Area. The mountain is one of the favourite features in the park and is surrounded by stands of native deciduous beech, rainforest, alpine heathlands and buttongrass. Icy streams cascade down the mountainsides, and ancient pines are reflected in the still glacial lakes. The track to the top of the mountain is an eight-hour return walk, but there are many other shorter, easier walks lower down, such as the walk around Dove Lake.