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. We aim to be there at 9am. You will meet straight up with our canyoning guides and get ready for an action packed day.
Dove Canyon is Tassie adventure at its best. We walk through pristine rain forest to this stunning canyon. After abseiling in, we spend the day walking and floating through the canyon and doing what we have to do to navigate the obstacles we find along the way. The main obstacles are six waterfalls which we abseil, jump or slide off!
One of the highlights is the Laundry Chute - a ten metre high natural slide that shoots you out of a large cave (which we call The Pit) into a big open pool. Very unique and highly exhilarating.
This is a committing trip - once you're in, there's only one way out and there is no way to walk around any of the waterfalls. Having said that, most of our clients have no canyoning experience, and it doesn't require any particular skills as such - just an ability to swim and a sense of adventure.
You do need a descent level of fitness. The hardest part of the day physically is the hike out of the canyon. It is 20 minutes, up a steep hill, in a wetsuit, to get back to where our dry clothes are waiting for us.
Along the way today we stop for a well earned bite to eat at lunch and then 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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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.
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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 is an incredible once in a lifetime experience to holiday in Canada, including the Rocky Mountaineer rail journey, and board the world’s most sought-after cruise - the Alaska Inside Passage. We start with exploring Banff and Jasper from the comfort of the coach, the surface of a lake and the summit of the mountains! We hop on-board the renowned Rocky Mountaineer Train journey for 2 days through the heart of British Columbian Rockies, viewing some of the most stunning scenery on the planet before arriving at Vancouver. In Vancouver you will get to explore the city, its culture, cuisine and meet the loveliest people in this contemporary city. If you aren’t done yet after all these experiences, then you get to join the ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ cruise for the next 7 nights. The cruise hugs the west Canadian coast filtering through fiords and viewing the huge Hubbard glacier and onto the Alaskan coast. You get the opportunity to go ashore in far flung towns of Juneau and Ketchikan before disembarking in Whistler and slowly making hesitant routes to Vancouver airport.