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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We spend 2 days following a trail of the convicts. Starting with a visit to the Cascades Female Factory and their live interactive performance of Her Story. We enjoy lunch on our way to the Tasman Peninsula and then spend the afternoon exploring the Coal Mines Historic Site – which served as punishment for the worst of the convicts. The ruins of many of these structures still standing on this site. We spend a night at a nearby hotel on the Tasman Peninsula. The following morning, we take a tour of the Port Arthur Historic site and enjoy a Harbour Cruise. On the way home we will enjoy a tour of Ross, to learn about its history of convicts and the history of the area. After a jam packed 2 days of touring, we return you to Launceston where you are filled with a greater understanding of the lifestyle the convicts endured when they first came to Tasmania.
Operates 1 October till 31 March
Join us for this informative walk around Dove Lake circuit in the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park. The Dove Lake Circuit is an easy 3 hour, 6km walk which gives you an exceptional glimpse of the cross section of flora, animals and geology of Cradle Mountain National Park.
Dove Lake circuit walk
Interesting and informative guide
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