The Park Explorer Tour is a fully guided interpretive tour whereby you discover the unique flora, fauna and geographical features of the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park.
Enjoy a 2‑hour guided tour amongst the wilderness and experience the awesome views across Dove Lake to the jagged dolerite peaks of Cradle Mt, wander through the ancient King Billy Pine Forest at Waldheim Chalet.
See the colourful display Tasmania’s endemic deciduous beech puts on the slopes of Cradle Mountain during the early autumn. Rich tones of rusty red through to glowing gold, blanket the landscape.
This stunning plant is found nowhere else on the planet but Tasmania and only can be seen on the highlands above 800 metres where rainfall is more than 1800mm making Cradle Mountain the perfect place for viewing.
Recent Trip Review:
What an excellent way to start your visit to Cradle Mountain. Our guide & tour leader was full of local knowledge about the area, history and its origin. A couple of short walks included to Glacier Rock at Dove Lake and Waldheim Chalet and lots of advice about other walks/hikes Highly recommended (February 2022)
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change without notice.
Our professional driver will collect you from your Cradle Mountain accommodation or the National Park Visitor Centre. We commence our fully guided tour into the National Park during which time our driver and guide will give an informative commentary covering the history, flora and fauna of the region.
On arrival at Dove Lake there will be chance to capture the spectacular and iconic views of Cradle Mountain. At times the Mountain may be shrouded in cloud, but this still offers the incredible scenery of Dove Lake and the historic Boat Shed. The time spent at Dove Lake allows for a short 20-minute walk and multiply photos opportunities.
We then 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.
We then enjoy a short 15 minute walk through a cool temperate rain forest and be amazed by story of the King Billy Pines in Weindorfers Forest. Our guides will highlight all the different tree and plant species and you may even see some of the local wildlife.
At the conclusion of this interactive and interesting tour we return to your hotel or other designated drop off drop off point.
The Park Explorer Tour is a fully guided interpretive tour where you discover the unique features of the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park.
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