Cradle Mt


Cra­dle Moun­tain, with its ancient rain­forests and alpine heath, 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 on the first day. 

Day 2 includes a 3 hour Short Walk Com­bi­na­tion Tour or for those with a good fit­ness lev­el a 6 hour guid­ed hik­ing expe­ri­ence known as Crater Lake Cir­cuit Walk that takes you to the spec­tac­u­lar Mar­i­on’s Lookout. 

Day 3 is a morn­ing at leisure to explore fur­ther your wilder­ness sur­rounds or pam­per your­self in the Alpine Spa before return­ing mid after­noon to Launceston. 

Tour oper­ates dai­ly dur­ing peak sea­son (Decem­ber — March) 

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

Detailed Itinerary

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

  • Day 1: Launceston to Cradle Mountain

    • Depart Launceston from your accommodation 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 (own arrangements) and have the opportunity to enjoy the unique wilderness surrounds.
    • That evening you have the choice to join the a Dusk Tour, a night spotting adventure in the Park searching for the locals including wallabies, wombats, possums and maybe even a Tasmanian devil.
  • Day 1: Cradle Mountain

    • Your specialised tour guide will collect you from you accommodation and safely guide you on a 3 hour Short Walks Combination Tour taking in the nearby waterfalls and stunning rivers and rainforest walks.
    • Alternatively for those with a high fitness level the breath-taking hike known as the Crater Lake Circuit Walk is available. This 6km walk takes you past Crater Falls with magical Pandani forest before climbing to the spectacular glacial Crater Lake surrounded by high cliffs before descending to Wombat Pool with ancient Pencil Pines and on to the serene and picturesque Lake Lila. Lunch and snacks are included on the 6 hour hike.
  • 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
  • Night Spotting Tour
  • Fully Guided 3 Hour Walk or optional 6 Hour Hiking Tour
  • National Park Pass
  • Transfers to and from your pre arranged accommodation at Cradle Mountain

Not Included

  • Accommodation NOT included - Tours & Transport only


  • $465.00 per person
  • Single Pax - $50.00 hiking surcharge may apply