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Smithies Peak
Smithies Towers
Highest point
Elevation 1,527 m (5,010 ft)
Prominence 17 m (56 ft)
Isolation 0.32 km (0.20 mi)
Listing 9th highest mountain in Tasmania
Geography
Location Central Highlands, Tasmania, Australia
Parent range Cradle Cirque - Bluff Cirque
Geology
Age of rock Jurassic
Mountain type Dolerite
Climbing
Normal route Walk / hike via the Overland Track

The Smithies Peak, sometimes incorrectly called Smithies Towers, is a mountain in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania, Australia. The mountain is situated in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

At 1,527 metres (5,010 feet) above sea level, it is the ninth-highest mountain in Tasmania, and is one of the summits of Cradle Mountain. The peak is composed of dolerite columns, similar to many of the other mountains in the area and rises above the glacially formed Dove Lake (934 metres (3,064 ft)), Lake Wilks and Crater Lake.

Cradle Mountain has four named summits. In order of height they are Cradle Mountain (1,545 metres (5,069 ft)); Smithies Peak; Weindorfers Tower (1,459 metres (4,787 ft)); and Little Horn (1,355 m (4,446 ft)).

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