Operatesd between 1 Ocotber and 31 March only
The tour will start with complementary hotel pickups at 9pm. the tour will operate for 2.5 hours and return at 11.30pm.
Once our professional guide will collect all guests from their hotels and the tour will begin with a short drive to Dove Lake. On the way the guide will share interesting information on what can be expected on the tour given current weather and timings.
Upon arrival at Dove Lake you will have a nice warm cup of tea or coffee, a camp chair and warm blanket as the guide runs through a short presentation so you can begin to really understand the wonders of the night sky.
Using binoculars you can start to explore the night sky and reference particular star viewings to charts supplied. You can try to make out the 3 brightest stars Sirius, Canopus and Alpha centuri or constellations Scorpius, Sagittarius or the southern cross.
If the timing is right there is a chance to see the Aurora Australis, Tasmania is one of the best places to see the southern lights and to see it in the Cradle region is absolutely spectacular.
Once we are all starred out we conclude the tour with a drive back out of the park and drop off at your hotel.
INCLUSIONS and HIGHLIGHTS
Star Gazing Terms and Conditions:
Due to local weather conditions in the Cradle Mountain region the ‘Star Gazing in the Park’ tour will be confirmed or cancelled at 5:00pm the day prior to the tour. Once the tour is confirmed it will run regardless of the weather conditions. If the weather does hinder/obstruct the night sky star views there will be an alternate tour such as ‘Night Spotting in the Park’ that will operate . For bookings taken prior to 5:00pm the day before and tour is cancelled, then a full refund will be provided or a transfer to next available tour. Bookings taken after 5:00pm the day prior and then cancelled will not be refunded and tour will run as per conditions above.
Immerse yourself into the western wilderness of Tasmania while you capture your own impressions of the flora and fauna on canvas, working alongside renowned artist Sobrane Simcock. This tour will provide like minded artists to be creative and to produce art in an area that abounds nature at its best. The itinerary takes in some great short walks of the region and a cruise along the famous Pieman river. In the evenings, be enthralled with Greg Quicke’s evening talks as he proceeds to tune you in to what he calls 'Earth Tuning Consciousness'. You will get to know over the six nights that you are on a planet that is turning that is also hurtling through space on a journey around the sun. Yes, you will get some art and yes you will get some stars. More than that though is you get to hang out with this pair and enjoy some amazing places with them.
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
This tour operates Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri between 1 May and 31 August and operates daily 1 Sept to 30 April
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 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