Our professional guide/s will collect you from your hotel. Sunrise tour time will be confirmed at time of booking. 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. Warm drink of tea, coffee or soup and some light snacks will be offered on the tour.
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 as the sunrises over the area from the east.
As we walk around to various vantage points the light will slowly come over the Mountain and it is truly an exceptional view.
We take a short 20min return walk to Glacier rock to see the remnants of the last ice age. This interesting rock is where you can see indents form glacial movement, a glacier that caused the carving out of Dove Lake itself.
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.
Once we have had a look through the chalet we pop out the ‘back’ and onto Weindorfers 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 take the tracks 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.
After all this this interactive and interesting touring, it all concludes at your hotel ready to get into a scrumptious breakfast after building up an appetite.
INCLUSIONS and HIGHLIGHTS
Join us at Cradle Mt as our experienced guides share their passion for the region and appreciate the uniqueness of the flora, fauna and geological features of this World Heritage listed National Park.
Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain views (weather permitting)
Waldheim chalet & Weindorfer's Forest Walk
Pencil Pines Falls , Rainforest Walk and Interpretive Centre
Join us as we embark on a journey to the summit of Cradle Mountain, 1545m above sea level, this amazing hike takes 8-10 hours, covers around 13km and has hard ascents and descents with some large rock bouldering. This hike needs to be booked 24hr in advance and is weather dependant.
Cradle Mountain Summit
Lunch on summit (provided)
Plants, trees and animals
Overland Track Package service departs daily to Cradle Mt and returns from Lake St Clair upon demand $125/pax
Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair service upon demand $60/pax
Lake St Clair to Launceston service upon demand $80/pax
Discount fares do not apply
All services offer pick up and drop off at backpackers, hotel or motel