Cradle Mountain World heritage 1 Day Trip (Depart from Launceston)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
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Adult
AUD$165.00
Child 8-15yrs
AUD$155.00

Tour Information

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  • All Day Trip: Departs Launceston at 7:00-7:30 am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Duration: 10 Hours (7am - 6pm).

Cradle Mountain National Park is an area of world famous scenery with a huge variety of walking trails to choose from. With around 4 hours of time to spend in the National Park we leave our walking itinerary flexible to suit our guests and the weather conditions on the day.

Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake offer superb natural beauty, wildlife and Tasmania’s premier day walking opportunities on this tour day designed for the Active traveller. Experience ancient rainforests, alpine heaths, glacial lakes, rugged mountains and close encounters with our local wildlife.

Highlights

  • Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area
  • Enchanted Walk
  • Dove Lake Circuit Walk (easy grade 6km's) or Marion’s Lookout (medium grade)
  • Weindorfers Chalet
  • Guided walks & interpretation
  • Sheffield – historic ‘Town of Murals’
  • Van Dieman's Land Ice Creamery
  • Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm

Cradle Mountain National Park is an area of iconic scenery with a wide variety of walking trails to choose. Cradle Mountain is a stunning and World Heritage listed area. With around 5 hours to spend in the National Park we leave our walking itinerary flexible to suit our guests and the weather conditions on the day.

After departing Launceston we enjoy a short stop in Sheffield – The Town of Murals. Sheffield is a small and quirky rural village, in the foothills of the mountains. Sheffield is Tasmania’s own outdoor art gallery, featuring over 100 paintings on the walls of buildings across the town. The artwork depicts the history of the Cradle Mountain region, and is a great taster of what is to come, before we continue onwards into the mountains.

Arriving into the Cradle Mountain National Park, we prepare for the walking opportunities ahead of us. We aim for around 4 – 5 hours in the National Park, to really make the most of the trails. We begin our adventures with one of Tasmania's Great Short Walks, which gives us the perfect introduction to the area the Enchanted Walk trail. An easy 20 minute circuit following Pencil Pine Creek.

Our main hike for today's tour, begins from Dove Lake with 2 walking options available. Here you can choose your preferred main walk. There is the iconic Dove Lake Circuit which is a 6 kilometer track, classified as easy and usually takes 2-3 hours. This is one of the premier walks in Tasmania, the track undulates around Dove Lake and traverses beneath Cradle Mountain. All the magnificent flora can be viewed on this walk, with buttongrass, myrtle, sassafras, fagus and King Billy Pine along the way, along with epic views of Cradle Mountain.

For the more active and avid hiker, we offer the chance to climb to the loftier heights of Marion’s Lookout. This is around 4 kilometers but is classified as a medium grade hike, with some steep sections. Marions Lookout sits at 1200m, and provides breathtaking 360 degree views of the surrounding World Heritage wilderness area.

We stop along the way for a lunch break, enjoy a rest by a quiet stream, watch the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their natural habitat, or take the time to photograph the landscapes. Learn some of the local history as we visit Weindorfer’s Chalet and see the ancient King Billy Pines on Weindorfer’s Forest Walk.

On our return to Launceston, we stop to refresh and refuel at the delicious Van Dieman's Land Ice Creamery and Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm.

We return into Launceston around 6.00pm after a huge yet unforgettable Cradle Mountain day.

Tour Inclusions

  • National Park entrance fee
  • Professional guides & interpretative walks
  • Small, friendly groups
  • Hotel pick up/drop off from select locations
  • Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area
  • Dove Lake Circuit Walk (easy grade 6km's) or Marion’s Lookout (medium grade)
  • Weindorfers Chalet
  • Sheffield – historic ‘Town of Murals’
  • Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm

Tour Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personnel Expense
  • Meals and Drinks

Transportation

Return Hotel Pick up List (Reference only, please refer to the confirmation voucher for the pickup time):

  • Adina Place Motel Apartments (Pick up from Commodore Regent Hotel) 7:15 am
  • Areca Launceston (Pick up from Mercure Hotel) 7.15am
  • Art Hotel on York (Pick up from Leisure Inn Penny Royal) 7:05 am
  • Arthouse Backpacker Hostel 7:00 am
  • Auldington Hotel (Pick up from Launceston Backpackers) 7:05 am
  • Balmoral on York (Pick up from Best Western Hotel) 7:10 am
  • Best Western – Launceston 7:10 am
  • Centennial Inn on Bathurst (Pick up from Launceston Backpackers) 7:05 am
  • Change Overnight (Pick up from Best Western 7.10am) 7.10 am
  • Comfort Inn Coach House (Pick up from Mercure Hotel) 7:15 am
  • Commodore Regent 7:15 am
  • Country Club Tasmania (Pick up from Hotel Grand Chancellor) 7:20 am
  • Country Club Villas (Pick up from Hotel Grand Chancellor) 7:20 am
  • Elphin Serviced Apartments 7:15 am
  • Hideaway on George (Pick up from Quality Hotel Colonial) 7:10 am
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor 7:20 am
  • Hotel Launceston (Pick up at Mercure Hotel) 7:15 am
  • Hotel Verge Launceston (Pick up at Hotel Grand Chancellor) 7.20am
  • Kilmarnock House 7:15 am
  • Kurrajong House 7:15 am
  • Launceston Backpackers 7:05 am
  • Launceston City Park Apartments (pick up from Mercure Hotel) 7:15 am
  • Leisure Inn Penny Royal 7:05 am
  • Launceston Central Apartments (Pick up from Hotel Grand Chancellor) 7:15 am
  • Mantra Charles Hotel 7:25 am
  • Mercure – Launceston 7:15 am
  • Park Lane Motel (Pick up from Mercure Hotel) 7:15 am
  • Peppers Seaport Hotel (Pick up at The Sebel) 7:00 am
  • Peppers Silos Hotel 7:00 am
  • Pod Inn (Pick up from Leisure Inn Penny Royal) 7:05 am
  • Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston 7:10 am
  • Sporties Hotel 7:25 am
  • Star Bar Hotel (Pick up from Hotel Grand Chancellor) 7:20 am
  • The Cornwall Boutique Hotel (Pick up from Hotel Grand Chancellor) 7.20 am
  • The Mews Motel 7:05 am
  • The Sebel – Launceston 7:20 am
  • TRC Hotel (Pick up from Leisure Inn Penny Royal) 7:05 am

Notices

  • Any prices listed are in the currency of Australian dollar (AUD).

What to bring

  • Sensible shoes for walking
  • A variety of warm & weatherproof clothing
  • Hat/Sunscreen
  • Large water bottle, snacks, lunch (or buy it on the day)
  • Camera
  • Sense of adventure

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What sort of vehicle will I be travelling in?
    We operate small group Active Day Tours using Toyota Commuter & Toyota Coaster vehicles. These seat maximum passengers of 13 or 20 respectively.
  • Is the tour appropriate for children?
    Children under 8 years are not permitted to travel. Our tours are designed as full active days of fast paced travel, we are also at times exposed to the outdoor conditions of the day. Tours are suitable for adults and older children with travel/outdoor experience. Participants aged 8 – 17 years travel at concession prices.

Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation if cancel outside 3days. No refund if cancel within 3days.
Noticed: If you would like to cancel, please kindly email us to cancel the tour at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation period. Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 7-28 business days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.

NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
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