World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park
Walk around alpine lake Dove Lake
Pristine cool climate rainforest walk
Mountain streams, waterfalls, open button grass plains
Chance to see wombats, wallabies, echidnas, kangaroos
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour to World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park
View Cradle Mountain from the edge of alpine Dove Lake
Walking options around Dove Lake
Visit cool climate Weindorfers Rainforest, including Waldheim Chalet
Time permitting short walks along mountain streams, to waterfalls, open button grass plains
Chance to see native wildlife eg. wombats, wallabies, echidnas, kangaroos
Morning stop at Sheffield to view the murals
Afternoon visit to Ashgrove Cheese Factory
Small water bottle in the afternoon, recommend passengers bring their own to begin with
Lunch is at your own expense
The vehicle is not suitable for wheelchair passengers
Know Before You Book
Minimum 2 passengers required for tour to depart.
Walking options will be dependant on passengers fitness / capabilities. Options are a 2.5 hour brisk walk around Dove Lake graded medium, or alternatively there is a selection of shorter easier 30 minute walks. If passengers split walking options driver remains with short walk passengers.
Pick up and drop off at all centrally located hotels in Launceston. Alternatively the Launceston Transit Centre in Cimitiere Street offers a generic pick up and drop off location.
Pick up at Launceston Airport on the morning of the tour may be possible for flights arriving prior to 8.00am. Additional charge of AUD10.00 per passenger payable in cash to driver on the day.
Drop off at Launceston Airport on day of the tour may be possible. Drop off time approximately 6.15pm. Additional charge of AUD10.00 per passenger payable in cash to tthe driver on the day.
Please bring sun hat and sunscreen for UV rays protection. Coat for inclement or windy weather. After snow melt some tracks may be wet, if your shoes are not waterproof it is recommended you bring a spare pair of shoes and socks.
Lunch is not provided. Please bring your own lunch to enjoy in a picnic setting on tour. There will be the opportunity to purchase on the day. While a small bottle of water will be provided in the afternoon, it is recommended you bring your own water to begin with.
Infants 0 - 2 years travel free. Please advise at time of booking if there are any infants travelling.
Driver / guide is english speaking only. If you do not speak english you must travel with someone who does
What you can expect
Because of its natural beauty, the Cradle Mountain National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tasmania. Invigorating mountain air, spectacular scenery, iconic visit. Listed as a World Heritage Area by the United Nations to protect its unique pristine wilderness, its global significance is for all to see and experience.
The viewing point for Cradle Mountain is from Dove Lake, and while you are there you have two hiking options. Firstly you may choose to walk around the lake which takes approximately two and a half hours at a brisk pace. Alternatively you may choose a selection of shorter 30 minute walks as well as a visit to Waldheim Chalet. Not everyone on the tour has to do the same option. The driver stays with the short walk passengers, and at a pre-determined time will return to collect the lake walkers. To finish off, time permitting, there is a waterfall / rainforest walk for everyone to enjoy.
On your way to Cradle see the ‘Town of Murals’ Sheffield, and on your return enjoy a stop for cheese tastings at Ashgrove Cheese.
Lunch at own expense.
01 May 2019 - 31 August 2019
Tuesday & Saturday
01 September 2019 - 30 April 2020
Tuesday & Saturday
01 May 2020 - 31 August 2020
Departs Launceston central hotel pick ups at 8.45am, returns 6.00pm.