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.
INCLUSIONS and HIGHLIGHTS
Cradle Mountain Summit
Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off
Hanson’s Peak and Twisted lakes
Lunch on summit (provided)
Snacks are provided
Plants, trees and animals
(for safety reasons, guides will need to check all hikers gear prior to the departure)
Equipment is available for hire from McDermott's tours, please enquire at time of booking.
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Full day adventure from Launceston to Cradle Mountain hiking and canyoning
Min age is 8yrs old
Transport ex Launceston
Guided Dove Lake circuit hike
Guided Lost World Canyon Tour
Parks Pass entrance fees
This 8 Day adventure will take you to Melbourne to explore the Great
Ocean Road. We make our way via the iconic stops including the
Memorial Arch, Lorne, Apollo Bay, 12 Apostles, Port Campbell and
through to Warrnambool. The tour continues along the coast with visits
to Mount Gambier and its famous Blue Lake & Cave Gardens. We make
continue along the coast towards Mannum where we board the PS
Murray Princess for our 3-day Discovery Cruise. This cruise highlights the
history of the river and its operations, past and present, the wildlife and
surrounding fauna while providing meals, entertainment and guided on
shore walks throughout. After our cruising, we visit the Barossa Valley,
indulging in the local wines and cuisine. We admire Mount Lofty lookout
and the botanical gardens before spending a night in the Adelaide Hills at
Hahndorf. Our final day on tour will conclude with a tour of the city of
We travel to Melbourne for this fabulous 3-day Cirque du Soleil and Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. We spend a day in Docklands at waterfront city, enjoying lunch together as a group and exploring the wonders of Artvo – an interactive gallery of 3D reality defying artworks which allows you to insert yourself into the art work with amazing photographic results. We travel on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel – to gain 360 degree views up to 120m above the ground.