Day trip

Cradle Mountain: Day Trip from Launceston with Lunch

Activity provider: McDermotts Tours
Day trip

Cradle Mountain: Day Trip from Launceston with Lunch

Activity provider: McDermotts Tours
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From US$ 99.78 per person

Likely to sell out

Get back to nature on a full-day, small group tour of Cradle Mountain National Park. Go for walks in the temperate rainforest, enjoy lunch at the historic Waldheim Chalet, and more.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Get spectacular views of Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake
  • Go for a nature walk in the lush rainforest of Tasmania
  • Sample an array of local produce at the Ashgrove Cheese Farm
  • Take a short tour of Sheffield, famous for its street murals
Full description

Meet your coach at one of the Launceston pickup points, and travel in comfort to Cradle Mountain National Park. Take a 15-minute scenic tour through Sheffield to see some of the highlights of the Town of Murals along the way. Journey along the Great Western Tiers of the Central Highlands to arrive at Cradle Mountain Visitor Center. Get a short break before entering the national park to drive to Dove Lake.

Embark on a guided nature walk through the rainforest and pass quartzite beaches. Discover the remnants of the last Ice Age at Glacier Rock. Then depart for Waldheim Chalet to enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh rolls, wraps, salad fillings, cheeses, and local meats. Get shown around the first accommodation to open in the national park before a short forest walk, time permitting. Make your way back to Launceston, stopping at the Ashgrove Cheese Farm to taste an amazing array of cheeses and other local produce along the way.

  • Transportation by comfortable minibus
  • Professional guide with full commentary
  • Small group tour
  • Dove Lake circuit walk
  • Visit to Waldheim Chalet
  • Weindorfers forest walk
  • Entrance fee and pass to Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Lunch
  • Water and light snacks
  • Pickup from airport, Airbnbs, or private residences

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Meeting point

Please be ready and waiting for the bus at 7:30 AM. The bus will pull into the first bus lane at the Transit Centre on Cimitiere St. across from the police station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The Dove Lake circuit walk is a man-made track accessible for most people, dependent on the weather and passenger suitability
  • The Weindorfers forest walk is a short stroll through a cool climate rainforest (subject to timing on the day)
  • Hotel pickup is from 7:30 AM. Hotel drop-off is from 5:30 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 164 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
  • Organization

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A great day tour. Adequate time spent at each location. Lunch menu was well-organised and delicious, especially as it was enjoyed in an authentic hikers’ hut near to historic Waldheim chalet. Lots of wildlife and wilderness. Snowing at Dove Lake added to our total Cradle Mountain experience. Thank you to John, our driver and guide. He was knowledgeable, conversant and professional. Highly recommended and we didn’t have to do the driving!

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March 25, 2023

Was an awesome day, we were very fortunate to have fantastic weather, saw some absolutely beautiful countryside and passed through some beautiful towns. Our guide was awesome, with his knowledge of the area and his care and consideration with all on board. Not everyone was young and fit but he was patient and helpful towards all. Lunch was also great.

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March 25, 2023

Good value for me as I was the only person on the tour. Not sure I would see the same value if the bus were full, now I know how easy it is to drive into the park yourself. Seems on par with other tours in Tassie, but expensive compared to mainland activities

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 148613