Our professional guide in our clean comfortable mini bus will collect you from your Launceston hotel on the morning of the tour to Cradle Mountain National Park. Hotel pick up times start at 7:30am and it is our aim to depart Launceston by 8:00am. Water and light snacks are complimentary on the bus and lunch will be provided a little later in the tour.
Leaving Launceston and heading west toward Cradle Mountain we will arrive for a short 15min driving tour of Sheffield, the town of Murals, this will also be the chance for a comfort stop.
Leaving Sheffield we commence our climb up and along the Western Tiers to reach the top of the plateau on our route to Cradle Mountain. On a nice clear day Cradle mountain itself will become visible at certain points of the drive, so keep your eyes peeled out the windows so you don’t miss out on these stunning views.
We aim to arrive into Cradle Mountain Visitor centre by 10.30am
A short 15min drive into the Cradle Mountain National Park we arrive at Dove Lake where we will embark on a fully guided walk (weather and passenger suitability permitting) of the Lake at the foothill of Cradle Mountain. This walk is undulating but the well-defined and man-made track makes it accessible for everyone. The track weaves it way through rainforest and past quartzite beaches. Along the way we will visit Glacier rock to see remnants of the last ice age. The walk is around 1 hour in duration. Don’t forget your camera as the vistas of Cradle Mountain are amazing.
We will leave the awe of Dove Lake and Cradle mountain views and visit Waldheim (Forest home) Chalet at around 1-1.30pm. First, we will have some lunch which will be a healthy spread of fresh rolls, wraps, Tasmanian salad fillings, Tassie cheese and choice of local meats. After lunching our guide will take you through the chalet and tell you all about its history of being the very first accommodation in the Cradle Mountain National Park. If time allows we will do the short Weindorfers forest walk, a short cool climate rainforest, around 20min in duration.
We start to leave the central area of Cradle Mountain now and a quick look out the rear window for the last views of Cradle mountain up close….
We will aim to depart Cradle Mountain at 3pm on-route to Launceston and a visit to Ashgrove cheese farm, where you can tatste the amazing styles of cheese on offer plus an abundance of other locally produced Tasmanian product.
We aim to be starting the Launceston hotel drop offs by 5.30pm.
An exciting way to get to see a part of Northern Australia’s Top End. You, your friends and a group of like-minded explorers who wish to get out and about in a very special region. Take in the sights and history of Darwin before heading south to Jawoyn country and Nitmiluk National Park for a gorgeous cruise on the Katherine river. Leaving the NT we cross the WA border to the famous Kimberley region of the Top End to Lake Argyle and Kununurra the gateway of the area. We get to explore these great places with a sunset cruise and if time allows an option for you to fly over the huge Lake Argyle Diamond mine. At Fitzroy Crossing on our way to Broome we cruise on the croc infested Fitzroy River with some local rangers. Arriving in Broome, the pearl of the north, we explore this out post and all it has to offer and finish the day taking in the sunset on Cable beach
Operates 1 October till 31 March
Join us as we embark on a journey of the greatest short walks of Cradle Mountain National Park. The tour runs for around 3 hours and covers approx. 3km.
Glacier rock walk
Pencil Pine falls walk
Weindorfers forest walk
King Billy walk
Knyvet falls walk
Plants and trees
South West Western Australia is one of those places that should be on every person’s list of ‘where I want to visit’. Flying into Perth we take a cruise on the Swan River and visit Kings Park & the Botanical Gardens along with other attractions. We head south to explore the famous wine region of Margaret River with stop overs at Mandurah, Bunbury and Busselton. Visit the Cape Leeuwin region before heading further south to the scenic Albany As we travel from on we get the chance to view the various wildflowers, huge Tingle trees with massive canopies, visit the world renowned Wave Rock and enjoy a walk along the beaches of the South West Coast.