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 will 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 of the Lake at the foothill of Cradle Mountain. This walk is undulating but the well-defined and 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 2-3 hours 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….
A short stop at the interpretive centre to brush up on any info about the Cradle Mountain National Park you may have missed from the professional commentary by our guide
Depart Cradle Mountain at 3pm on-route to Launceston and on our return we will divert from the major highway and pass through the beautiful old towns of Deloraine, Westbury, Hagley and Carrick. Our guide will tell you about the history of these towns and what made them what they are today.
We aim to be starting the Launceston hotel drop offs by 5.15pm.
Join us for this magical sunrise at Cradle Mountain tour as our experienced guides share their passion for the region and appreciate the uniqueness of the flora, fauna and geological features of this World Heritage listed National Park.
Sunrise over Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain (weather permitting)
Waldheim Chalet & Weindorfer's Forest Walk
Pencil Pine Falls and Rainforest Walk
Join us on a 2-hour tour for all ages as we travel into the Cradle Mountain National Park for a night spotting adventure searching for the locals including wallabies, wombats, possums and maybe even a devil.
Chance to see pademelons, wombats, possums, potoroos
Dusk and sunset walks
Join us for this informative walk around Dove Lake circuit in the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park. The Dove Lake Circuit is an easy 3 hour, 6km walk which gives you an exceptional glimpse of the cross section of flora, animals and geology of Cradle Mountain National Park.
Dove Lake circuit walk
Interesting and informative guide