Our professional guide/s will collect you from your hotel or the Cradle Mountain National Park Visitor Centre. Once all guests are on board, we drive into the National Park during which time our guides will give an interesting commentary about the Park and an explanation of the tour. After a 20 minute journey we arrive at Dove Lake where there will be chance to capture the great views of the lake and across to Cradle Mountain, at times the Mountain will be shrouded in cloud but this still offers the incredible scenery of the lake.
After the awe of viewing the area we 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.
After we take a tour through the chalet we are led through the ancient King Billy Pine Weindorfers Forest, a short walk of 15 minute through cool temperate rainforest. Our guides will highlight all the different tree and plant species and you may even see some of the local animals. On the return to the bus we have samples of the different unique timbers that are used by specialist timber workers for you to feel and touch.
We leave the Waldheim area and travel to the Interpretive Centre and Rangers Station where you can view the many photos and read interesting articles of the region.
From here we proceed out to the Pencil Pine Falls loop track, walking amongst giant Myrtle and Pencil Pine trees en-route to 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.
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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.
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
Join McDermotts Travel Club on this exciting tour that gives us a variety of gardens, including the State Rose Gardens, a day at the Melbourne Flower Show and time spent at the spectacular Albury Botanical Gardens. Not to mention all other attractions beyond the gardens- we embark on a Werribee Zoo Safari, journey on Puffing Billy Steam Train and explore the Yarra Valley. Then making our way towards Canberra via the Snowy Mountains. Travelling along the Snowy Mountain Highway, we will learn about the area - its hydro power and history in various museums. Overnighting in the scenic Jindabyne, we arrive in Canberra to explore the highlights; from scenic views of Mount Ainslie Lookout, a driving city tour including Parliament House and visiting the Australian War Memorial for the Last Post. This tour is not to be missed.