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Cradle And Barn 100118

About the tour

We will collect you from your Cradle Mountain accommodation or the Cradle Mountain National Park visitor information centre in our clean and tidy mini bus. Time will be confirmed at booking but generally please be ready around 15min prior to departure time.

We drive into the Cradle Mountain National Park and start our walk at the Dove Lake carpark as we head straight up to Hanson’s Peak, 1.5 hours. This steep track climbs quickly above Dove Lake and will certainly get the heart and legs pumping, after peaking out at 1164m we will take in the vistas to get some great photos.

From Hanons Peak we descend onto the Twisted lakes area where we can circumnavigate the lakes for some amazing mirrored images on the lakes and great views to Cradle Mountain and the surrounds. We may stop here for lunch and a good break.

We then start to head west along the Face track where we walk under the imposing peaks of Cradle Mountain. Looking back up to Cradle from underneath is really a sight to behold.

We eventually join the Overland track near Kitchen hut, a hut now used for emergency accommodation. We trek on and upwards to the base of Cradle Mountain where we can get a real nice view of what we have left behind but also what is to come.

Starting the climb, we use the cutbacks to make progress before entering the large rock and bouldering section of the climb, taking out time and watching our footing we eventually reach the summit as we peak up and over the last boulder for what will be a great achievement for us all.

At the summit (if weather allows) we will have some lunch and a good break to be able to stare out across the plateau. If the weather doesn’t allow we will move to an area we can sit and break comfortably.

The walk down we can retrace our steps, or we can take a different route depending on our time and group.

Once we are all back safely we congratulate and farewell each other before we drop you back to your hotel or the Visitor centre.


Cradle Mountain Summit

Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off

Hanson’s Peak and Twisted lakes

Amazing views

Lunch on summit (provided)

Snacks are provided

Plants, trees and animals


Additional Information

(for safety reasons, guides will need to check all hikers gear prior to the departure)

  • Tour does not operate on Christmas Day
  • Comfortable walking/hiking boots
  • Minimum 30litre day pack
  • Water bottle and water- min 3litres
  • Warm clothing
  • Wet weather jackets are required, wet weather pants are optional
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Don’t forget your camera!

Equipment is available for hire from McDermott's tours, please enquire at time of booking.

What People are Saying

Your drivers, were absolutely phenomenal again.They were always more than accommodating and helped us out when the situation meant we had to be flexible and change our plans. We would love to have the same drivers again!

July 2017

I just wanted to send an email to compliment your company for a wonderfultour and a great driver. He was an excellent driver his knowledge of Tasmaniaand every place we went to was outstanding. The way he treated the more elderly was lovely.He mixed well with everyone and his driving on the more difficult roads was exceptional. I would without a doubt recommend your company.

February 2017

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.

March 2019

"The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards is a once in a lifetime chance to showcase the very best of a region. Showing a warm welcome together with the professional and punctual movement of over 800 guests for dinner was a critical start and end to the event. McDermotts were just a pleasure to deal with and the quality and condition of their coaches is superb. They assisted with clarity on the timelines to pick up from several hotels and deliver all guests promptly. As the event director, I appreciated not only the fact they were experienced and simply took care of the planning of the pickups, but that their drivers delivered to the very highest standard that was remarked upon by guests. I would never hesitate to recommend them "

March 2019

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