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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We love this place, so we decide to take you back there. The history of the ‘Bounty’, the tranquillity of the island life, the local cuisine, the culture. This tour has highlights at every turn including Colleen McCullough’s gardens, local farm and produce tours, Glass bottom boat cruising on Slaughters Bay plus an abundance of shopping at Sunday Island markets. Seats are limited so get in early as the list of travellers is already growing.We love this place, so we decide to take you back there. The history of the ‘Bounty’, the tranquillity of the island life, the local cuisine, the culture. This tour has highlights at every turn including Colleen McCullough’s gardens, local farm and produce tours, Glass bottom boat cruising on Slaughters Bay plus an abundance of shopping at Sunday Island markets. Seats are limited so get in early as the list of travellers is already growing.
As the wet season comes to an end in Far North Queensland it is seen as the best time to head there and explore the region. Our tour starts with a day in Cairns and exploring the Kuranda plateau. We will spend a full day out on the Great Barrier Reef with a marine biologist, view the reef from a glass bottom boat, tour in a semi-submersible boat and if you’re up for it, snorkel among the reef sharks and fish. Leaving the reef, we journey further north to Port Douglas for some time to relax on the beach but to also go tropical into Mossman gorge. From Port Douglas we head up and across the Atherton Tableland onto the Undara Lava tubes, the largest and longest lava tubes know on earth, we spend 2 nights here. Leaving Undara we stay at Yungaburra and explore the giant curtain figs, Crater Lakes National Park and enjoy some tea and scones at one of the tea plantations. This is an itinerary full of attractions to see and do and should not be missed
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Bridestowe Lavender Farm
Bay of Fires
Wall in the Wilderness
1 and 3 day mystery tours
Plus much much more........