Our professional guide in our clean comfortable mini bus will collect you from your Cradle Mountain accommodation or the Cradle Mountain National Park visitor centre around 10mins before the scheduled departure time.
We take the short 15min drive into the Cradle Mountain National Park to Dove lake carpark where we will start our walk for the next 2.5 to 3 hours.
Leaving the carpark, we head clockwise on the trail first leading to Glacier rock. These rocks have left us remnants of the movement from a glacier during the last ice age. On the clearest of day to views from here are tremendous….
We keep walking around the trail to various view points and points of interest where our guide will stop and discuss the plants, flowers and the various nomenclature of the area. We will see Pandani, Button grass, Boronia, Waratah and different species of pine trees amongst many other plants and trees.
Along the walk at the southern end of Dove lake we enter the Ballroom forest, a cool temperate rainforest, packed with ancient myrtle beech trees covered in moss from the ground up. The Ballroom is reminiscent of a grand ancient cathedral.
After leaving the Ballroom we hug the western shore of Dove Lake and short climb that brings in heightened views for the area before we descend into the King billy pine Boat shed which was constructed by a ranger of Cradle Mountain National Park in 1940. From this point at the boat shed the views across the lake to Cradle Mountain are very special, and time can be spent here taking in the views.
A short stroll from the boat shed brings us back to the start of the walk at Dove Lake carpark. From here our guide will drop you back to your hotel or visitor centre.
INCLUSIONS and HIGHLIGHTS
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McDermott's Travel Club have joined with Destination Management Cook Islands, a locally owned and operated Cook Island travel department, to bring you the very best that 5 nights in the Cook Islands can offer. Landing in Rarotonga the main international gateway we are immediately immersed in the islands culture by hitting the local lagoons for viewing through the glass bottom boats, this is typical way of life for Cook Islanders, as their lifestyle and culture hinges on sea life. We explore further into the way of life and culture on day 2 with island touring and in the night we have some locally cooked fare, something that the locals enjoy doing is sharing their love of food with visitors. We take off for a scenic flight to Aitutaki, one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world and stay here for the day just being in awe of that blue colour. Days 4 and 5 is more touring to local places of special significance and culture.
Enjoy a combination of glorious Whitsundays and Central Qld outback explorations, starting in Airlie Beach and a sail to Whitehaven beach. Marvel at the white sands and the blue turquoise waters while sitting on deck. Some may not visit Townsville like we do, our local guide takes us on a comprehensive tour of Townsville and surrounds. Leaving the coast we head west to search for dinosaur fossils before settling into Longreach and having an outback spectacular with the Kinnon Family like no other. Wagon riding, campfire cooking, farm touring, it is all action packed here…..we finish the tour with an overnight, sit back and relax train ride through to Brisbane before returning home to Tassie.
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.