Our professional guide/s will collect you from your hotel or the Cradle Mountain National Park visitor centre. Sunrise tour times will be confirmed at time of booking but other tour times pickups will start at 11.00am. The tour duration is for 2 hours from pick up time
Once we have all guests on board we will head into the National Park, along the way our guides will give an interesting commentary about the park and a rundown of the tour proceedings.
Upon arriving at Dove Lake there will be chance to capture the great views of the lake and across it to Cradle Mountain, please remember that at times the Mountain will be shrouded in cloud but this still offers 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 visit the chalet we enjoy Weindorfer forest walk, a short walk of 30min through cool climate rainforest, our guides will let you know about all the different trees and plants and if you’re lucky enough you can see some of the animals that may pop their heads up to say hello. Back in the bus we have samples of the different unique timbers that are used for building and timber workers for you to feel and touch.
We travel out of the Waldheim area to the Interpretive Centre and Ranger Station where you can view the many photos and read interesting articles of the region.
From the Interpretive Centre we head out onto the Pencil Pine Falls Loop Track. walking amongst giant Myrtle and Pencil Pine trees en-route to Pencil Pine falls.
Finally after this interactive and interesting tour, it all concludes at your hotel or other drop off point
INCLUSIONS and HIGHLIGHTS
Let our experienced guide take you on a journey of the vast expanse of the Cradle night sky to witness countless stars, planets and magical formations.
Constellations such as Southern Cross
Mysterious dark nebulae and Magellan Clouds
(Please read the terms and conditions for this tour)
Departing and returning to Launceston the Cradle Mountain National Park day tour allows you to experience the region on a fully inclusive, professionally guided tour for all ages .
Dove Lake circuit walk
Waldheim Chalet & King Billy Pine Forest walk
Flora and Fauna unique to Tasmania
National Park Pass and entrance fees
Lunch, water and light snack Complimentary
Hotel pick up and drop off
Professional guide/s with full commentary
Departing every Sunday 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
Waldheim Chalet and ancient King Billy Rainforest
Animal Night Spotting or Star Gazing experience (please confirm with our office)
Includes National Park entrance fees
Accommodation is not included in the tour