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.
Firstly our guide at Cradle will take you on a 2hour exploration of the park. Heading straight into Dove Lake you can walk, guided, around to the boat shed or glacier rock. Both are quite unique locations, one showing scratches in the rock from the last ice age around 10,000yrs ago and the other showing some of the early settlers niche building styles of the area, our guide will tell you all about them more in depth. Next you head up to Waldheim chalet, the first accommodation in the Cradle area and where most of the discovery of the Park as you see today was explored from. We head to the local ranger interpretation centre so you can meander around and if time allows a look at the local Cradle Mountain Hotel art gallery. We stop and have lunch on the way exploring around the Park 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 for this informative walk around Dove Lake circuit in the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park. The Dove Lake Circuit is an easy 3 hour, 6km walk which gives you an exceptional glimpse of the cross section of flora, animals and geology of Cradle Mountain National Park.
Dove Lake circuit walk
Interesting and informative guide
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
A great opportunity to spend some quality time exploring the highlights of Huon Valley and Bruny Island. There is much to see and do, 3 days will not do it the justice it deserves, but it will give us an opportunity to get a good taste of the region. The Huon Valley has much to offer – just 30 minutes from Hobart it is a world away. We pop into visit the Wooden Boat Centre, explore a local cidery, visit the retail site of Margate Train and tour Tasmania’s largest landscaped native garden – at Inverawe gardens. A day will be dedicated to Bruny Island – we take a tour of the island with a local step on guide and explore the highlights as well as some of the lesser known spots also. The last day of the tour will see us make the most of our time in the south of the state and pop in to visit other exciting nearby attractions. This tour was requested! We expect it to book out quickly.