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Dove Lake

About the tour

Our professional guide will collect you from your Cradle Mountain accommodation or the National Park Visitor Centre. We commence our fully guided tour into the National Park during which time our guide will give an informative commentary covering the history, geology, flora, and fauna of the region.

On arrival at Dove Lake there will be chance to capture the spectacular and iconic views of Cradle Mountain. At times, the mountain may be shrouded in cloud, but this still offers the incredible scenery of Dove Lake and the historic Boat Shed. The time spent at Dove Lake allows for a short 20-minute walk and multiple photos opportunities.

We then take a short drive to Waldheim Chalet, the first accommodation in the area and home to Gustav and Kate Weindorfer. The original chalet was built by them in 1912 but what stands today is a full replica built in the 1970’s by similar techniques using local King Billy pine.

We then enjoy a short 15-minute walk through a cool temperate rain forest and be amazed by story of the King Billy Pines in Weindorfers Forest. Our guides will highlight the different tree and plant species, you may even see some of the local wildlife.

Finally, we take a walk on the short Pencil Pine Falls loop track, walking amongst giant Myrtle and Pencil Pine trees en-route to the stunning Pencil Pine Falls.

At the conclusion of this interactive and interesting tour we return to your hotel or other designated drop off drop off point.


  • Professional guide/s
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain views (weather permitting)
  • Waldheim Chalet
  • Weindorfers Forest Walk
  • Pencil Pines Falls and Rainforest Walk
  • Timber sampling

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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

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

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

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