Cradle Mountain Day Tour

From: $140.00

  • Departs Launceston
  • Cradle Mountain World Heritage Site
  • Dove Lake Circuit Walk 
  • Dove Lake’s breathtaking landscape
  • Spectacular views
  • All National Park fees included


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Cradle Mountain National Park is a World Heritage-listed region with outstanding beauty and a large selection of walking paths to choose from. With approximately 5 hours in the National Park, we leave our walking plan flexible to accommodate our passengers and the weather conditions on the day.
After leaving Launceston, we will make a brief stop in Sheffield, known as the “Town of Murals.”

Sheffield is a small village where the history of the Cradle Mountain region is portrayed through artwork displayed throughout the town, including the famous Eason’s Mural.


  • Departs: Launceston, 7.30am
  • Returns: Launceston 6.30 – 7.00 pm

We continue our trip into the mountains, arriving at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with approximately 5 hours of walking time ahead of us. Second, we’ll take a few short treks to Rainforest City and Pencil Pine Falls. Third, we have the mild and classic Dove Lake Circuit, a 2-hour easy walk with stunning mountain views. Subsequently, we offer the opportunity for the more active to climb to the loftier heights of Marion’s Lookout. This walk is well worth it for the amazing 360-degree vistas of the neighbouring World Heritage Nature Area.

Enjoy lunch by a peaceful creek, observe the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their native habitat, or take advantage of the numerous picture opportunities. Visit Weindorfer’s Chalet and observe the historic King Billy Pines on Weindorfer’s Forest Walk to learn about local history.

Above all, Cradle Mountain serves as the backdrop for a really unforgettable and must-see Tasmanian experience. On our way back to Launceston, we stop at the award-winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory to enjoy some local delicacies.

We return to Launceston around 6.30 p.m. after a huge yet unforgettable Cradle Mountain day.


  • Learn more about Cradle Mountain National Park and World Heritage Site (4-5 hours)
  • Stand on the edge of Dove Lake’s breathtaking landscape.
  • Several quick introduction walks and learning about the area.
  • Stroll along the Pencil Pine Falls and Rainforest City trails.
  • For instance, take the simple 6-kilometer Dove Lake Circle hike.
  • But you might attempt the longer hike to Marion’s Lookout’s towering vistas (medium grade, 3 hours)
  • Discover the storied Weindorfers Chalet Walk via the Weindorfers Forest Walk among the renowned King Billy Pines.
  • Visit Sheffield, known as the “Town of Murals,” where more than 30 murals depicting local history are painted all around the city.
  • Visit Ashgrove Cheese Factory to sample a range of regional cheeses, or, however, reward yourself with some regional ice cream.


  • Firstly, all National Parks Entrance Fees
  • Secondly, Professionally guided and interpreted walks
  • Thirdly, Central Launceston Hotel and Backpacker Hostel pick up and drop off
  • Fourth free tasting at Ashgrove Cheese

Not Included

  • Meals not included
  • BYO or buy on the day

Important info before travel

  • Sensible shoes for walking
  • A variety of warm clothing, such as a beanie, hat, or gloves, during your trip
  • Weatherproof jacket if possibleHat/Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or buy it on the day)
  • Camera
  • Sense of adventure

  • Food and drinks
  • You may bring your lunch with you, or meanwhile, we will stop to give you an opportunity to purchase a bakery-style takeaway lunch on the day.

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Short Walks
Our tours visit National Parks and wild areas that involve some walking and time spent outdoors. They are suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness and mobility.  We have no upper age limit though we expect you to have a reasonable level of fitness and act responsibly to ensure your own safety and the safety of others at all times.  Travellers under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult of 18 years+.

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