On this tour day intended for the active traveler, Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake provide outstanding natural beauty, wildlife, and Tasmania’s top day walking possibilities.
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 artworks displayed throughout the town, including the famous Eason’s Mural.
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 6.30pm 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 learn about the area.
Stroll along the Pencil Pine Falls and Rainforest City trails.
For instance take on 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 & Backpacker Hostel pick up and drop off
Fourth free tastings at Ashgrove Cheese
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.
Sensible shoes for walking
A variety of warm clothing, during your trip beanie/hat/gloves
Weatherproof jacket if possibleHat/Sunscreen
Water Bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or buy it on the day)
Sense of adventure
Duration: 1 Day
Departs: Launceston 7.30am
Returns: Launceston 6.30 – 7.00 pm
Days: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (01 May – 30 Nov)
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (01 Dec – 30 April)
Above all, our tours are energetic and entail some walking through National Parks and untamed areas. We concentrate on Tasmania’s best short walks. Although the majority of the walks are rated as easy, a suitable degree of general health and fitness, as well as physical talents, is required. All tour participants will be engaged in outdoor, physical activities and will thus be exposed to the day’s outdoor weather conditions.
Before entering our National Parks, we educate all of our guests on Minimal Impact Bushwalking and Leave No Trace policies. We give correct interpretation while minimising wildlife disturbance by viewing from suitable distances and educating our customers on how to view wildlife with patience and respect.
To minimise negative affects, activities are always restricted to tracks and boardwalks.
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