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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Been there before!
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This is a absolute comprehensive North Island to South Island exploration that includes the very best that New Zealand has to offer. The highlights and inclusions are as long as your arm starting when we arrive in Auckland our tour coach captain whisks us off to the ‘city of sails’ and 360 degree views of the city from the sky tower in central downtown. We have the next 5 days to zig zag the North Island doing Rotorua, Hobbiton, Napier Lake Taupo, Hawkes Bay and the capital Wellington. After crossing Cook Strait we arrive to Picton where we then have 9 days to to immerse ourselves into the South island culture and attractions. Taking in Christchurch, the Tranzalpine rail, said to be the best in the world, Fox Glacier, Wanaka, Queenstown and the Jewel of the South islands Milford Sound cruise day.
SO if you think you have been before, think again, join us on this magnificent journey of exquisite scenery and culture
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.
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
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