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 Hanson’s Peak, 1.5 hours. This steep track climbs quickly above Dove Lake and will certainly get the heart and legs pumping, after peaking out at 1164m we will take in the vistas to get some great photos.
From Hanons Peak we descend onto the Twisted lakes area where we can circumnavigate the lakes for some amazing mirrored images on the lakes and great views to Cradle Mountain and the surrounds. We may stop here for lunch and a good break.
We then start to head west along the Face track where we walk under the imposing peaks of Cradle Mountain. Looking back up to Cradle from underneath is really a sight to behold.
We eventually join the Overland track near Kitchen hut, a hut now used for emergency accommodation. 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.
INCLUSIONS and HIGHLIGHTS
Cradle Mountain Summit
Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off
Hanson’s Peak and Twisted lakes
Lunch on summit (provided)
Snacks are provided
Plants, trees and animals
(for safety reasons, guides will need to check all hikers gear prior to the departure)
Equipment is available for hire from McDermott's tours, please enquire at time of booking.
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
This tour is fully packed with attractions that will keep you on your toes. Explore the Churches and Cathedrals of Adelaide with some shopping in the Rundle St mall before we venture out to the Barossa Valley and the National Wine Centre. We will sweeten the day with some chocolate tasting at Haigh’s which will keep you going onto the Botanical gardens. We cruise on the picturesque Coorong, the mouth of the mighty Murray river to watch the abundance of birdlife. Travelling eastward and crossing into historical Victoria to Ballarat we can try our hand at fossicking for gold at Sovereign Hill and try not to go to mad as we visit the infamous J Ward mental asylum. In Melbourne we can visit the law maker at Parliament House before taking the time to do some shopping and café hopping in St Kilda
Departing everyday between 1 October and 31 March this tour visits the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park for you to experience the spectacular views, diverse flora an fauna along with guided tours.
Spectacular Cradle Mountain and a 6 hour Guided Walking Tour
Waldheim Chalet and ancient King Billy Rainforest
Animal Night Spotting or Star Gazing
Accommodation is not included in the tour