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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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.
This tour operates Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri between 1 May and 31 August and operates daily 1 Sept to 30 April
Departing and returning to Launceston, the Cradle Mountain National Park day tour allows you to experience the region on a fully inclusive, professionally guided tour for all ages .
Dove Lake walk
Waldheim Chalet & King Billy Pine Forest walk
Flora and Fauna unique to Tasmania
National Park Pass and entrance fees
Lunch, water and light snack Complimentary
Hotel pick up and drop off
Professional guide/s with full commentary