We will collect you from your Cradle Mountain accommodation or the Cradle Mountain National Park visitor information centre in our clean and tidy mini bus. Time will be confirmed at booking but generally please be ready around 15min prior to departure time.
We drive into the Cradle Mountain National Park and start our walks at the Dove Lake carpark as we head 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 then drive up to Waldheim chalet, the first accommodation place in Cradle Mountain National Park for a quick peak at Waldheim then onto Weindorfers forest walk, a cool temperate rainforest or ancient myrtle beech trees covered in moss from ground to top.
We leave the chalet and drive to the Cradle Mountain National Park interpretation centre where we join a few short walks firstly the Pencil Pine falls and Rainforest walk then onto the beautiful Enchanted walk which has special features for the kids followed by the beautiful rainforest of the King Billy walk. We walk the trails 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.
Our final short walk is to Knyvet falls. These falls can be a gentle wash of water which photographs brilliantly or after heavy rains they can be a raging wall of water which sounds like thunder.
We farewell each other at the end of this walk and we will drop you back to your hotel or the Visitor centre.
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Been there before!
‘Nah you haven't been there before on a tour like this adventure’.
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
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 us at Cradle Mt as our experienced guides share their passion for the region and appreciate the uniqueness of the flora, fauna and geological features of this World Heritage listed National Park.