Our professional guide/s will collect you from your hotel. Sunrise tour time will be confirmed at time of booking. The tour duration is for 2 hours from pick up time
Once we have all guests on board we will head into the National Park, along the way our guides will give an interesting commentary about the park and a rundown of the tour proceedings. Warm drink of tea, coffee or soup and some light snacks will be offered on the tour.
Upon arriving at Dove Lake there will be chance to capture the great views of the lake and across it to Cradle Mountain, please remember that at times the Mountain will be shrouded in cloud but this still offers incredible scenery of the lake as the sunrises over the area from the east.
We take some short walks at Dove Lake to get that great vantage point for the sunrise photo. We will head off in the direction of either Glacier Rock or the Boat Shed. If time does allow we may even reach one of these points.
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 all this interactive and interesting touring, it all concludes at your hotel ready to get into a scrumptious breakfast after building up an appetite.
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As the wet season comes to an end in Far North Queensland it is seen as the best time to head there and explore the region. Our tour starts with a day in Cairns and exploring the Kuranda plateau. We will spend a full day out on the Great Barrier Reef with a marine biologist, view the reef from a glass bottom boat, tour in a semi-submersible boat and if you’re up for it, snorkel among the reef sharks and fish. Leaving the reef, we journey further north to Port Douglas for some time to relax on the beach but to also go tropical into Mossman gorge. From Port Douglas we head up and across the Atherton Tableland onto the Undara Lava tubes, the largest and longest lava tubes know on earth, we spend 2 nights here. Leaving Undara we stay at Yungaburra and explore the giant curtain figs, Crater Lakes National Park and enjoy some tea and scones at one of the tea plantations. This is an itinerary full of attractions to see and do and should not be missed
Operates Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri between 1 May and 31 Aug. Operates daily between 1 Sept to 30 April
Transport between Launceston and Cradle Mountain and return
Operates 1 October till 31 March
Join us as we embark on a journey to the summit of Cradle Mountain, 1545m above sea level, this amazing hike takes 8-10 hours, covers around 13km and has hard ascents and descents with some large rock bouldering. This hike needs to be booked 24hr in advance and is weather dependant.
Cradle Mountain Summit
Hanson’s Peak and Twisted lakes
Lunch on summit (provided)
Plants, trees and animals