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Cradle And Barn 100118

About the tour

We will collect you from your Cradle Mountain accommodation or the Cradle Mountain National Park visitor information centre in our clean and tidy mini bus. Time will be confirmed at booking but generally please be ready around 15min prior to departure time.

We drive into the Cradle Mountain National Park and start our walk at the Dove Lake carpark as we head straight up to Marion’s lookout. This steep track climbs quickly above Dove Lake and will certainly get the heart and legs pumping.

Once on top of the plateau at Marion’s you are amongst the unique plants and vegetation of the alpine region of Tasmania. From here you have exceptionally wonderful views of Cradle Mountain and the panoramic views in all directions.

From Marion’s we keep to the boardwalk and pass Kitchen hut, a hut built and listed for emergencies only now but worth a quick look inside.

We trek on and upwards to the base of Cradle Mountain where we can get a real nice view of what we have left behind but also what is to come.

Starting the climb, we use the cutbacks to make progress before entering the large rock and bouldering section of the climb, taking out time and watching our footing we eventually reach the summit as we peak up and over the last boulder for what will be a great achievement for us all.

At the summit (if weather allows) we will have some lunch and a good break to be able to stare out across the plateau. If the weather doesn’t allow we will move to an area we can sit and break comfortably.

The walk down we can retrace our steps, or we can take a different route depending on our time and group.

Once we are all back safely we congratulate and farewell each other before we drop you back to your hotel or the Visitor centre.


  • Cradle Mountain Summit
  • Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off
  • Amazing views
  • Lunch on summit (provided)
  • Snacks are provided
  • Plants, trees and animals
  • Guides

Additional Information

(for safety reasons, guides will need to check all hikers gear prior to the departure)

  • Tour does not operate on Christmas Day
  • Comfortable walking/hiking boots
  • Minimum 30litre day pack
  • Water bottle and water- min 3litres
  • Warm clothing
  • Wet weather jackets are required, wet weather pants are optional
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Don’t forget your camera!

Equipment is available for hire from McDermott's tours, please enquire at time of booking.

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