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Full Day Wilder­ness Expe­ri­ence Depart­ing Launceston 

Depart Launce­s­ton and trav­el via Sheffield, the Town of Murals before trav­el­ling up into the moun­tains through gorges, rain for­est and but­ton grass plains to reach the des­ti­na­tion of Cra­dle Moun­tain, one of Tasmania’s most recog­nis­able land­marks and one of Tasmania’s most vis­it­ed attractions. 

On this ful­ly guid­ed day tour you expe­ri­ence the unique flo­ra, fau­na and geo­graph­i­cal fea­tures of the World Her­itage list­ed Nation­al Park. 

Detailed Itinerary

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

  • Day 1: Cradle Mountain

    Departing Launceston after a 7.30am pick up from your hotel we and travel through the scenic Meander Valley and follow the Great Western Tiers to visit the beautiful township of Sheffield featuring more than 140 murals which depict the pioneering history and character of the Cradle Mountain region.

    From Sheffield we continue our journey past the old Hydro township of Gowrie Park and through the Forth River gorge, and move through eucalyptus forests and button grass plains to Cradle Mountain, one of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks and one of Tasmania’s most visited attractions and the jewel in the crown of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

    Discover the rugged and stunning beauty of the ancient Cradle Valley, its complex geology, ancient rainforests and heaths with a professional guide on a one-hour walk at Dove Lake that will take you up to Glacier Rock and visit one of Dove Lake’s quartzite beaches. On clear days you will see the magnificent, jagged dolerite peaks of Cradle Mountain and see Kathleen Falls on the other side of the Lake.

    A day hut is where you will enjoy a light lunch, provided by a local bakery, before visiting the historic guest house of Waldheim and entering Weindorfers Forest, an easy 20 minute walk where the evolutionary significance of the unique moss communities and tangled rainforest is explained to you.

    Departing Cradle Mountain we return via Ashgrove Cheese Dairy Door, an award winning cheesemaker in Northern Tasmania, famous for its flavoured and traditional varieties of cheddar and other hard cheese varieties. The Dairy Door is a self-guided visitor experience where you can view the cheese making processes through windows into the cheese factory or relax with one of Ashgrove’s signature ice creams or purchase Ashgrove’s Cheese and a selection of gourmet foods produced in Northern Tasmania.

    Following Ashgrove, our guide will recommend a number of his or her favourite restaurants in Launceston and arrive back in town in time for you to make your arrangements for dinner.

    Additional Information

    • Tour does not operate on Christmas Day
    • Comfortable sturdy walking shoes
    • Wet weather jackets are required, wet weather pants are optional
    • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
    • Please note does not include Launceston Airport pick up or drop off

Tour Highlights

  • Launceston accommodation pick up and drop off.
  • National Park Pass and Entrance Fees
  • Professional Guide with Full Commentary
  • Dove Lake Short Walk and Cradle Mountain views
  • Waldheim Chalet & Weindorfers Forest Walk
  • Flora and Fauna unique to Tasmania
  • Lunch, water, and light snack

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Key Details


  • Tour Departs Launceston Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday All Year (excluding Christmas Day)
  • Tour Departs Launceston Daily from 16 September 2022 - 30 April 2023 (excluding Christmas Day)
  • National Park Pass Included
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Light Lunch
  • Full Commentary and Guiding


  • Adult $150.00
  • Child $90.00 (4-14 years)