Cradle Mountain National Park Day Tour from Launceston
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania Australia
Stop at the Visitor Centre
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Dove Lake Circuit, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania Australia
This walk takes approx 1 ½ hours. If you choose not to do this, there are places you can sit and admire the scenery or there is the Boat Shed walk which is 20 minutes return or the Glacier Rock walk (left to the lake) which is also a 20 minute return.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Waldheim Alpine Spa, 4038 Cradle Mountain Rd Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania 7306 Australia
Gustaf Windorfer’s restored mountain hut "Waldheim Chalet" - do the King Billy Rainforest Walk or discover the history of Gustaf Weindorfer, here we do a guided tour through the chalet. This is also where we have lunch.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre, 4057 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania 7306 Australia
There is a walk on a raised boardwalk from the centre to cascading waterfalls and takes 5mins (Enchanted Forest Walk). There is also a gift shop here.
Duration: 15 minutes
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Full-day touring by coach
- Local driver
- Lunch, fresh fruit and a bottle of water
- Enchanted Forest Walk
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Cradle Mountain
- Entry/Admission - Waldheim Alpine Spa
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Ben, our driver and guide, from McDermott's Speciality Tours and Charters gave us a day to remember. His knowledge of the locality, and especially the flora and fauna, was exceptional with all questions answered willingly and thoroughly. His passion for the environment and indeed Tasmania in general was a delight to encounter.Thank you Ben for giving us a day to remember.
Tours exploring the untouched and carefully preserved Tasmanian Wilderness are a must for anyone visiting Tasmania. Our tour guide and bus driver Headley was on time and provided terrific commentary. On site, our guide Megan was informative and sympathetic to the abilities of the group by modifying and pacing the walking tours for us. It is a long day tour, but the scenery is quite spectacular! A must see for the nature enthusiast.
A fantastic experience. Bus arrived on schedule. Imogen, our guide for the day gave a commentary which was informative and interesting on a range of topics- places, history, landmarks etc. We stopped at Sheffield briefly, before making the drive to Cradle Mountain. Imogen had everything organised for us which was great. She kept a steady pace for us to walk around Dove Lake, stopping along the way to explain certain features, and giving us time to take photos. Scenery was amazing, plenty of photo opportunities. It was cool and a rain jacket was handy for the showers that occurred. Good walking shoes are a must. Afterwards, we had lunch - wraps/sandwiches, drink in a hut, followed by a visit to Waldheim house. We stopped at Ashgrove Cheese before heading back to Launceston. Overall, the experience exceeded expectations - wealth of information gained by being with an excellent guide and only a small group of about 9, access to the park and facilities, for a first time visit to the area the day was very enjoyable.
We were lucky in having a perfect spring day which did help. The McDermott's coach driver/guide was most friendly, helpful and full of added info all the way there and back for that matter. He was a key ingredient to making the days tour informative, educational and therefore more enjoyable with meaning and purpose to the days outing. All it did was whets one appetite to go back for a longer time and go trekking in the Mt. Cradle National Park.