Our professional guide/s will collect you from your hotel or the Cradle Mountain National Park Visitor Centre. Once all guests are on board, we drive into the National Park during which time our guides will give an interesting commentary about the Park and an explanation of the tour. After a 20 minute journey we arrive at Dove Lake where there will be chance to capture the great views of the lake and across to Cradle Mountain, at times the Mountain will be shrouded in cloud but this still offers the incredible scenery of the lake.
After the awe of viewing the area we take a short drive to Waldheim Chalet, the first accommodation in the area and home to Gustav and Kate Weindorfer. The original chalet was built by them in 1912 but what stands today is a full replica built in the 1970’s by similar techniques using local King Billy pine.
After we take a tour through the chalet we are led through the ancient King Billy Pine Weindorfers Forest, a short walk of 15 minute through cool temperate rainforest. Our guides will highlight all the different tree and plant species and you may even see some of the local animals. On the return to the bus we have samples of the different unique timbers that are used by specialist timber workers for you to feel and touch.
We leave the Waldheim area and travel to the Interpretive Centre and Rangers Station where you can view the many photos and read interesting articles of the region.
From here we proceed out to the Pencil Pine Falls loop track, walking amongst giant Myrtle and Pencil Pine trees en-route to Pencil Pine Falls.
At the conclusion of this interactive and interesting tour we return to your hotel or other designated drop off drop off point.
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
Join McDermotts travel club on this magnificent flower and gardens tour from Melbourne to the ACT. We have selected some very interesting and majestic gardens such as Bruno’s, the Benalla Botanical and the Australian National Botanic Gardens to mention a few and don’t forget the headline feature of the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show. We also get to visit some award-winning wineries like Coombe Estate and Dromana Estate and our Nation’s capital the ACT to take in the Australian War Memorial. There is loads more on this tour, so keep reading to see all the special highlights and for more detail in the itinerary section. We look forward to seeing you soon