Day trip

From Launceston: Cradle Mountain Day Tour

4.9 / 5

48 reviews

Activity provider: Tours Tasmania
Day trip

From Launceston: Cradle Mountain Day Tour

Activity provider: Tours Tasmania
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From US$ 93.93 per person

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Explore Cradle Mountain National Park on a tour designed for the active traveler. Set off on a series of short walks as well as longer options through this stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed area.

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Duration 10.5 hours
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  • Explore Cradle Mountain National Park and World Heritage Area
  • Stand on the shore of the spectacular Dove Lake
  • Visit Sheffield the ‘Town of Murals’ with over 30 murals painted across the town showing the history of the area
  • Walk along the Rainforest City and Pencil Pine Falls tracks
  • Take on the Dove Lake circuit walk or, take on the harder walk to the lofty views of Marion’s Lookout
Full description

After departing Launceston, enjoy a short stop in Sheffield – 'The Town of Murals' and explore this quirky village where the history of the Cradle Mountain region is depicted in artworks across the buildings throughout the town. This includes the opportunity to see the famous Eason’s Mural. Continue into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5 hours of possible walking time before you. Begin with a series of short walks before moving on to a longer walking options for the rest of the day.

Choose from the gentle and iconic Dove Lake Circuit or climb to loftier peaks to view the vastness of the surrounding World Heritage Area from Marion’s Lookout. Enjoy lunch by a quiet stream and watch the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their natural habitat. Your guides will carefully assist to ensure everyone has an opportunity to enjoy walks that best suit them and the day ahead. On your return to Launceston, stop to refuel and refresh at the delicious Van Diemans Land Ice Creamery and Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm. The perfect way to end an exciting day out.

  • National Parks entrance fees
  • Professionally guided and interpreted walks
  • Select central Launceston hotel and backpacker hostel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Meet at the Hotel Grand Chancellor. Please be ready for pickup at this location at 7:20 AM.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • Please note, this tour is active and involves some walking. Although most of the walks are classified as easy, a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential.
  • This is an outdoor activity. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
  • Minimum age to participate in the tour is 8 years.
  • There is no maximum age provided all participants have a sense of adventure and reasonable level of fitness and mobility.
  • Please bring, sensible shoes for walking, a variety of warm and weatherproof clothing, a hat, sunscreen and large water bottle.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 48 reviews

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This trip was incredible, walking around the lake was so enjoyable (although it was raining when we started the hiking but after a while, rains stopped), weather was a bit cold but air was so fresh, lake surrounded by mountains was beautiful. The driver, who was also our guide, shared lots of interesting information about Launceston, the smaller towns we passed by and of course Cradle Mountain. The tour also provided thick raincoat that helped our walk more comfortable.

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January 16, 2023

We had a great day at Cradle Mountain. Just the right amount of time at Sheffield for a quick bite fir breakfast and grab lunch. Graham, our tour guide, was knowledgable and gave us great tips on different hikes. I wish we had taken swimmers as a beautiful day and could have gone swimming! Would highly recommend as a great way of seeing Cradle Mountain without a car or organised tour. Five stars to Graham!

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February 13, 2022

Was a foggy day but we were able to still see wombats and enjoy the day out. Was nice that they had spare jackets and beanies and socks for people to use. I did however feel quite rushed during the tour and wish we were a bit more relaxed to go at our own pace. We ended up coming back early so I felt we could have gone slower to take photos and enjoy the scenery or even see other stops along the way or coming back.

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June 24, 2021

Product ID: 172578