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About the tour

Day 1:

Depart Launceston from your accommodation and travel to Cradle Mountain National Park on McDermott’s fully guided day tour.

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Great Western Tiers and the remarkable murals at Sheffield depicting the history of the Cradle Valley on the way.

On arrival at Cradle Mountain you have the opportunity to visit Dove Lake with spectacular views of Cradle Mountain, see beautiful rainforests at Waldheim Chalet and enjoy the cascading waterfalls of the National Park.

Mid-afternoon you will be transferred to your accommodation (own arrangements) and have the opportunity to enjoy the unique wilderness surrounds.

This evening you have the choice to join either the Night-spotting in the park after dark (all year round but departure times vary), an animal night spotting adventure searching for the locals including wallabies, wombats, possums and maybe even a Tasmanian devil or the Star Gazing tour (9pm 1 Oct till 31 March) and join our experienced guide on a journey of the vast expanse of the Cradle night sky to witness countless stars, planets and magical formations.

Day 2:

Your specialised tour guide will collect you from you accommodation and safely guide you on a breathtaking hike known as the Crater Lake Circuit Walk. This 6km walk takes you past Crater Falls with magical Pandani forest before climbing to the spectacular glacial Crater Lake surrounded by high cliffs before descending to Wombat Pool with ancient Pencil Pines and on to the serene and picturesque Lake Lila. Lunch and snacks are included on the 6 hour hike. PLEASE NOTE: Hike can be tailored to suit your needs, there are numerous walks and routes that we can do for you on this day

Day 3:

Enjoy a free morning at leisure to explore some of the easily accessible short walks on offer in and around the Cradle Mt Interpretation Centre or alternatively enjoy the hotel facilities which may include the Wilderness Gallery or a visit to the Alpine Day Spa.

Mid-afternoon you will be picked up from your accommodation and join a fully guided tour travelling back to Launceston arriving at approximately 5.30pm

Tour includes:

  • Return Transfers from Launceston
  • Guided Tour Cradle Mt National Park Day 1 & Day 2
  • Night Spotting or Star Gazing Tour Day 1 (confirm with our office your choice)
  • National Park Pass on day 1 and 2 (if you intend entering the park on Day 3 you will be required to purchase a park day pass)
  • 6 Hour Guided Crater Lake Hiking Tour Day 2
  • Transfers to and from Cradle Mountain Accommodation

NOTE – Cradle Mt accommodation not included in cost

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