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 walks at the Dove Lake carpark as we head to Glacier rock. These rocks have left us remnants of the movement from a glacier during the last ice age. On the clearest of day to views from here are tremendous….
We then drive up to Waldheim chalet, the first accommodation place in Cradle Mountain National Park for a quick peak at Waldheim then onto Weindorfers forest walk, a cool temperate rainforest or ancient myrtle beech trees covered in moss from ground to top.
We leave the chalet and drive to the Cradle Mountain National Park interpretation centre where we join a few short walks firstly the Pencil Pine falls and Rainforest walk then onto the beautiful Enchanted walk which has special features for the kids followed by the beautiful rainforest of the King Billy walk. We walk the trails to various view points and points of interest where our guide will stop and discuss the plants, flowers and the various nomenclature of the area. We will see Pandani, Button grass, Boronia, Waratah and different species of pine trees amongst many other plants and trees.
Our final short walk is to Knyvet falls. These falls can be a gentle wash of water which photographs brilliantly or after heavy rains they can be a raging wall of water which sounds like thunder.
We farewell each other at the end of this walk and we will drop you back to your hotel or the Visitor centre.
INCLUSIONS and HIGHLIGHTS
We love this place, so we decide to take you back there. The history of the ‘Bounty’, the tranquillity of the island life, the local cuisine, the culture. This tour has highlights at every turn including Colleen McCullough’s gardens, Pitcairn Settlers village, local farm and produce tours, Glass bottom boat cruising on Slaughters Bay plus an abundance of shopping at Sunday Island markets. Seats are limited so get in early as the list of travellers is already growing.We love this place, so we decide to take you back there. The history of the ‘Bounty’, the tranquillity of the island life, the local cuisine, the culture. This tour has highlights at every turn including Colleen McCullough’s gardens, Pitcairn Settlers village, local farm and produce tours, Glass bottom boat cruising on Slaughters Bay plus an abundance of shopping at Sunday Island markets. Seats are limited so get in early as the list of travellers is already growing.
Experience the scenic south in style, travelling aboard our exclusive charter train- the refurbished ‘Silver Fern.’ This tour will be a wonderful New Zealand experience. We resume the scenic rail section from Picton and along the Kaikoura coastline to Christchurch after the 2016 earthquake- a credit to the outstanding work that has gone on since.
We traverse the Southern alps in both directions, plus ride the historic Taieri Gorge Train through spectacular Central Otago hinterland. No South Island tour would be complete without including Central Otago, Queenstown, Te Anau and Milford Sound and we take you to these special places. Our tour escorts and hosts ensure your tour is relaxing, fun and memorable.
Operates 1 October till 31 March
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