Cra­dle Moun­tain, with its ancient rain­forests and alpine heaths, is part of the Tas­man­ian Wilder­ness World Her­itage Area and the the park is one of the state’s most spe­cial places, where ancient pines fringe glacial lakes and icy streams cas­cade down rugged mountains.

Depart Launce­s­ton and trav­el up into the moun­tains through gorges, rain for­est and but­ton grass plains to reach Cra­dle Moun­tain you have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to to vis­it Dove Lake with spec­tac­u­lar views of Cra­dle Moun­tain, explore his­toric Wald­heim Chalet and the ancient rain­forests and enjoy the cas­cad­ing water­falls and many short walks on offer along with a ful­ly guid­ed Night Spot­ting adventure. 

Tour oper­ates dai­ly dur­ing peak sea­son (Decem­ber — April) and Sun­day all year round.

Departs from Launce­s­ton and includes Day Tour, Trans­port and Park Pass only — Cra­dle Mt accom­mo­da­tion not included.

Detailed Itinerary

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change without notice.

  • Day 1: Launceston to Cradle Moutain

    • Depart Launceston at approx. 07:30 from our key pick up points and travel to Cradle Mountain National Park on McDermott’s fully guided day tour.
    • Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Great Western Tiers and the remarkable murals at Sheffield depicting the history of the Cradle Valley on the way.
    • On arrival at Cradle Mountain you have the opportunity to visit Dove Lake with spectacular views of Cradle Mountain, see beautiful rainforests at Waldheim Chalet and enjoy the cascading waterfalls of the National Park.
    • Mid-afternoon you will be transferred to your accommodation, that you have booked prior to departure and have the opportunity to enjoy the unique wilderness surrounds.
    • That evening you join the Night Spotting Dusk Tour, a night spotting adventure searching for the locals including wallabies, wombats, possums and maybe even a Tasmanian devil.
  • Day 1: Cradle Mountain to Launceston

    • Enjoy a free morning at leisure to explore some of the easily accessible short walks on offer in and around the Cradle Mt Interpretation Centre or alternatively enjoy the hotel facilities which may include the Wilderness Gallery or a visit to the Alpine Day Spa.
    • Mid-afternoon you will be picked up from your accommodation and join a fully guided tour travelling back to Launceston arriving at approximately 5.30pm

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Key Details


  • Return Transfers from Launceston
  • Fully Guided Tour Cradle Mountain National Park Day 1
  • Night Spotting Tour Day 1
  • National Park Pass
  • Transfers to and from your pre arranged accommodation at Cradle Mountain

Not Included

  • Accommodation NOT included - Tours & Transport only


  • $268.00 per person