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About the tour

Our professional guide will collect you from your Cradle Mountain accommodation. Tour times are 8.30 pm till 10.30 pm from 1 October till 30 march and 5.30 pm till 7.30 pm from 1 April till 30 September.

We travel into the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park to Ronny creek to begin our exploration of the area, weather permitting we will leave the bus with our hand held torches and spot lights and quietly and slowly walk into Mount Kate Hut area to view some animals that have popped out early for their night time feed. .

We stroll along the local area boardwalks of the Cradle Valley Walk and perhaps even the Overland Track where there is a good chance to view some wombats amongst other animals.

From Waldheim Chalet we will spotlight from the bus along the road and into the forest hoping to spot any elusive animals before returning to your local accommodation.

Departure times:

5:30 pm 01 May-31 August

7:00 pm 01 September- 03 October + 01 March - 03 April

8:30 pm 04 October- 30 April


  • Professional guide/s with full commentary
  • View wallabies, pademelons, wombats and possums
  • Waldheim Chalet
  • Mount Kate Hut and surrounding board walks
  • Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off

Additional Information

  • Tour does not operate on Christmas Day.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Wet weather jackets are required, wet weather pants are optional
  • Warm clothing, beanie, gloves, fleece jacket
  • Don’t forget your camera!

What People are Saying

"The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards is a once in a lifetime chance to showcase the very best of a region. Showing a warm welcome together with the professional and punctual movement of over 800 guests for dinner was a critical start and end to the event. McDermotts were just a pleasure to deal with and the quality and condition of their coaches is superb. They assisted with clarity on the timelines to pick up from several hotels and deliver all guests promptly. As the event director, I appreciated not only the fact they were experienced and simply took care of the planning of the pickups, but that their drivers delivered to the very highest standard that was remarked upon by guests. I would never hesitate to recommend them "

March 2019

McDermott’s Coaches are a shining example of the way Tasmania’s tourism industry should operate. They understand their product, their industry and their customers and consistently deliver the highest level of service.

When it comes to professionalism,... When it comes to professionalism, guest care and quality of vehicles, it would be hard to beat McDermott's anywhere in Australia. They were the official ground transporter for the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, bringing guests from multiple locations to the site of the event on time and in comfort. For any conference organiser managing an event in Tasmania or abroad, make sure you consider McDermott's. Superb.

March 2019

Your drivers, were absolutely phenomenal again.They were always more than accommodating and helped us out when the situation meant we had to be flexible and change our plans. We would love to have the same drivers again!

July 2017

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