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 Ronny Creek carpark. From here we take the Overland track through some button grass plains past crater falls hidden amongst a forest of pandani and sassafras, to a boat shed adjacent to the Crater Lake. Crater Lake is not a real crater but was formed by ice movement in the last ice age.
Trekking to the eastern shore of Crater lake we start to move our gaze looking down at Crater lake, a good time to start taking some photos. We increase the incline of the tack now as we move to a steep descent to the top of Marion’s lookout where we can see some very special scenery and views amongst the alpine vegetation of the top of the plateau.
Trekking back down a steep section of track we come to the Wombat pools with its ancient pencil pines then onto Lake Lilla. Here we again open out into button grass plains. Here we would be expecting to see some animals roaming and eating the grasses, again another place to get those great shots of wild animals in their natural habitats…
Keeping to the track we come to Ronny Ck car park where we will be met by our transport back to Cradle Mountain visitor centre or to your Cradle Mountain accommodation.
INCLUSIONS and HIGHLIGHTS
Equipment is available for hire from McDermott's tours, please enquire at time of booking.
McDermott’s Coaches are a shining example of the way Tasmania’s tourism industry should operate. They understand their product, their industry and their customers and consistently deliver the highest level of service.
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!
"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 "
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.
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
Operates 1 October till 31 March
Join us as we embark on a journey to the summit of Cradle Mountain, 1545m above sea level, this amazing hike takes 8-10 hours, covers around 13km and has hard ascents and descents with some large rock bouldering. This hike needs to be booked 24hr in advance and is weather dependant.
Cradle Mountain Summit
Hanson’s Peak and Twisted lakes
Lunch on summit (provided)
Plants, trees and animals
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.