Cradle Mountain Visitors - Public Transport Shuttle

Access to Cra­dle Moun­tain Nation­al Park and Dove Lake is by the Nation­al Park Shut­tle Bus.

The Cra­dle Dis­cov­er­er oper­at­ed by McDer­mot­t’s Coach­es con­sists of a fleet of pur­pose-built hybrid diesel-elec­tric, low floor, wheel­chair acces­si­ble buses.

This is a world-first for hybrid coach tech­nol­o­gy on a tourism plat­form, deliv­er­ing envi­ron­men­tal­ly sen­si­tive and sus­tain­able transport. 

Shut­tle bus hours change accord­ing to sea­son­al demand. Gen­er­al­ly, this is 8:00am to 6:00pm every 10 – 15 min­utes over sum­mer (1 Octo­ber to 31 March), and 9:00am to 5:00pm every 15 – 20 min­utes over win­ter (1 April to 30 Sep­tem­ber). Refer to parks​.tas​.gov​.au for fur­ther information.

Details for trans­port from Launce­s­ton/​Cradle Moun­tain and Cra­dle Mountain/​Launceston please vis­it https://​mcder​motts​.com​.au/tour…

Tour Group Transfers

McDer­mot­t’s offer an exclu­sive ful­ly guid­ed tour for indi­vid­ual groups which includes a com­pre­hen­sive com­men­tary and a pick ­up and drop off at all Cra­dle Moun­tain loca­tions. We also offer pri­vate one way and return trans­fers for groups.

Fur­ther details https://​mcder​motts​.com​.au/tour…

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This sus­tain­able mode of trans­port is a first to be intro­duced in any Nation­al Park in Aus­tralia. The hybrid bus­es trav­el pre­dom­i­nate­ly in silent mode and all bus­es have been fit­ted with large win­dows to ensure max­i­mum view­ing on the jour­ney into one of Tasmania’s most icon­ic Nation­al Parks.

The Shut­tle Bus Ser­vice was intro­duced to pro­tect the impor­tant val­ues of the World Her­itage Area by lim­it­ing vehi­cle num­bers in the park.

Image: The first Hybrid coach­es to be utilised in a World Her­itage area in the world offer­ing supe­ri­or envi­ron­men­tal out­comes and a sus­tain­able trans­port option.

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The Shut­tle Bus Ser­vice oper­ates on a reg­u­lar sched­ule from the Cra­dle Mt Vis­i­tors Cen­tre into Dove Lake and returns all year round how­ev­er oper­at­ing hours and fre­quen­cy will vary depend­ing on the time of the year. 

Pri­vate vehi­cle access is not per­mit­ted between the Vis­i­tor Cen­tre and Dove Lake dur­ing Shut­tle Bus oper­at­ing hours.

Image: The silent and approach and depar­ture of the Cra­dle Dis­cov­er­er sig­nif­i­cant­ly enhances the vis­i­tor expe­ri­ence and enables vis­i­tors to bet­ter appre­ci­ate the spec­tac­u­lar World Her­itage Park.

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