We collect you early from 6.45am at either of the the 3 locations at Launceston Transit centre, Colonial Motor Inn or Launceston Backpackers, so we can make the most of the day at Cradle Mt. We aim to be there at 9am.
Firstly our guide at Cradle will take you on a 3 hour hiking exploration of the Dove Lake area in park. Heading straight into Dove Lake car park you walk, guided, firstly to glacier rock, a place where the remnants of last ice age are seen through scratches in the face of the rock. The walk traverses the shore line of Dove lake with amazing views to Cradle Mt. Is passes through sclerophyll forests where the trees dance under hanging rock cliffs. We finish the walk at the boat shed which shows some of the early settlers niche building styles of the area, our guide will tell you all about everything in more depth. We stop and have lunch at one of the many unique locations. Lunch today is generally a pre ordered fresh salad wrap with your choice of fillings and a cold or hot drink. Once lunch is out of the way our guides then get you ready for your canyoning adventure for the afternoon.
The Lost World Canyoning tour is all about getting up close and personal with a unique part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and gaining an introduction to the world of canyoning. After a 20-minute walk to the river, we put on wetsuits and the guides give you a safety talk. We then enter the Dove River and float and walk our way through this pristine wilderness.
There are jumps and other challenges, making for a super fun afternoon. All the challenges are optional on this tour. We give you all the gear you need and being able to swim is not essential.
At the end of the day, tired and weary from such an action packed day we head back to Launceston to arrive at around 7.30pm
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Operates 1 October till 31 March
Join us as we embark on a journey of the greatest short walks of Cradle Mountain National Park. The tour runs for around 3 hours and covers approx. 3km.
Glacier rock walk
Pencil Pine falls walk
Weindorfers forest walk
King Billy walk
Knyvet falls walk
Plants and trees
Departs Sundays between 1 May to 31 Aug and Departs Daily between 1 Sept to 30 April
The 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
Waldheim Chalet and ancient King Billy Rainforest
Animal Night Spotting or Star Gazing experience (please confirm with our office)
Accommodation is not included in the tour
This 8 Day adventure will take you to Melbourne to explore the Great
Ocean Road. We make our way via the iconic stops including the
Memorial Arch, Lorne, Apollo Bay, 12 Apostles, Port Campbell and
through to Warrnambool. The tour continues along the coast with visits
to Mount Gambier and its famous Blue Lake & Cave Gardens. We make
continue along the coast towards Mannum where we board the PS
Murray Princess for our 3-day Discovery Cruise. This cruise highlights the
history of the river and its operations, past and present, the wildlife and
surrounding fauna while providing meals, entertainment and guided on
shore walks throughout. After our cruising, we visit the Barossa Valley,
indulging in the local wines and cuisine. We admire Mount Lofty lookout
and the botanical gardens before spending a night in the Adelaide Hills at
Hahndorf. Our final day on tour will conclude with a tour of the city of