Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain Service Run Cradle Mountain Service Run

Cradle Mountain Service Run

Our regular bus service running between Launceston and Cradle Mountain.

Cradle Mountain Day Tour Cradle Mountain Day Tour

Cradle Mountain Day Tour

Experience the magical spledour that is Cradle Mountain.

Cradle Mountain National Park Explorer Cradle Park Explorer

Cradle Park Explorer

A great way to see the best of Cradle Mountain National Park.

Cradle Mountain Animals Animal Night Spotting & Devils

Animal Night Spotting & Tasmanian Devils

A unique opportunity to see Tasmanian wildlife in its natural habitat.

Cradle Mountain 2-day Explorer Cradle Mountain 2 Day Explorer

Cradle Mountain 2 Day Explorer

Get the full Cradle Mountain Experience.

Cradle Mountain Shuttle Bus Cradle Mountain Shuttle Bus

Cradle Mountain Shuttle Bus

McDermott's is proud to operate the Cradle Shuttle Bus Service in partnership with the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service.

Lake St Clair Lake St. Clair

Lake St. Clair

Cradle Mountain 2 Day Explorer Tour Cradle Mountain Day Tour Cradle Park Explorer Night with the Animals Cradle Mountain Service Run Cradle Mountain Shuttle Bus Lake St. Clair
Cradle Mountain Day Tour Cradle Mountain Day Tour Cradle Park Explorer Night with the Animals Cradle Mountain Service Run Cradle Mountain Shuttle Bus Lake St. Clair

About the Cradle Mountain 2 Day Explorer Tour

Day 1: Depart Launceston from your accommodation and travel to Cradle Mountain National Park on McDermott’s fully guided day tour.

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Great Western Tiers and the remarkable murals at Sheffield depicting the history of the Cradle Valley on the way.

On arrival at Cradle Mountain you have the opportunity to visit Dove Lake with spectacular views of Cradle Mountain, see beautiful rainforests at Waldheim Chalet and enjoy the cascading waterfalls of the National Park.

Mid-afternoon you will be transferred to your pre-arranged accommodation and have the opportunity to enjoy the unique wilderness surrounds and perhaps put plans in place to join the evening Night with the Animals Tour.

Day 2: Enjoy a free morning to re visit the Cradle Mountain National Park at your leisure utilising the services of the complimentary shuttle service from the Visitors Centre.

Mid-afternoon you will be picked up from your accommodation and join a fully guided tour travelling back to Launceston arriving at approximately 5.30pm

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Pricing

  • Adults: $195
  • Children under 13 years: $135

Departure Times

  • Every Sunday
  • Departing 8:15am

Tour Includes

  • Full Cradle Mountain Day Tour
  • Transfers to and from Cradle Mountain accommodation
    (Cradle Mt accommodation not included in cost)
  • Return transfers to Launceston
  • 24-hour National Park Pass

About the Cradle Mountain Day Tour

Take one of the many short walks through the ever-changing vegetation of the shores and mountainside to gain a full appreciation of the magic of this area.

See amazing waterfalls, rainforest and visit Dove Lake with remarkable views of Cradle Mountain.

Enjoy spectacular walks including the Enchanted Forest to see the King Billy Pine Forests which are thousands of years old.

Discover the distinctive flora which is endemic to this area of Tasmania and which produce magnificent displays of colour from gold to deep red.

Visit the Waldheim Chalet, the forest home of Austrian born Gustav Weindorfer who pioneered the Cradle Mountain region in the early 1900’s and had the vision to preserve the Park “for the people for all time”.

Opportunity to see our famous native wild life such as Wombats, Potoroos and Wallabies.

Travel through historical towns and visit Sheffield to view the stunning town murals.

Visit Ashgrove Cheese Farm to sample some of Tasmania’s finest cheeses.

Lunch is not provided but there are opportunities to purchase food and beverages during the tour. Tour includes: National Park entrance fee and complimentary pick up from accommodation.

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Pricing

  • Adults: $140
  • Children under 13 years: $80

Departure Times

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
  • Departing 8:15am

About the Cradle Park Explorer Tour

A comprehensive 2 hour guided tour of Cradle Mt National Park highlighting the Park’s unique flora and fauna along with marked geological contrasts of the area.

Tour highlights include:

  • Dove Lake and the majestic Cradle Mt backdrop
  • Waldheim Chalet amongst the Myrtle Forests
  • Weindorfer’s Forest Walk in the cool temperate King Billy Pine Forest
  • Pencil Pine Cascade and Pencil Pine Falls
  • Opportunity to see wildlife including wombats, wallabies and echidna in their natural environment
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from your Cradle Mt accommodation

*Please note tour does not include National Park Pass.

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Pricing

  • Adults: $35
  • Children 4 to 14 years: $20

Departure Times

  • Departs daily at 11:00am and 2:00pm

Bookings

  • Call the booking office Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Weekends call 0487 921 070.

About Animal Night Spotting & Tasmanian Devils (ex Cradle Mountain)

Cradle Mountain at dusk - the opportunity to see a diversity of animals in their natural environment - Cradle Mountain is home to a number of mammals including wallabies, wombats and possums along with carnivorous marsupials including the Tasmanian devil, spotted tail and eastern quoll.

Tour highlights include:

  • Nocturnal native animals in their natural environment
  • Informative commentary on the habitat of the animals
  • Visit to Devils@Cradle for a close up encounter with a Tasmanian Devil
  • Learn of the challenges and difficulties faced by the largest carnivorous marsupial
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from your Cradle Mt accommodation

Departs daily at dusk (time confirmed at booking).

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Pricing

  • Adults: $55
  • Children 4 to 14 years: $40

Departure Times

Departs daily at dusk (time confirmed at booking)

Bookings

  • Call the booking office Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Weekends call 0487 921 070.

About the Cradle Mountain Service Run

McDermott's Coaches operates a regular bus service between Launceston and Cradle Mountain

Departing Launceston at 8:30am: Travels via the old highway, arriving at Cradle Mountain at approximately 11:20am.

Departing Cradle Mountain 2:30 to 3pm: Travels via the Bass Highway, arriving in Launceston at approximately 5:30pm.

Operates every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except Christmas Day and Good Friday).

Private charters are available if regular service times are not suitable.

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Pricing

  • $55.00 each way
  • Child fare N/A
  • Bookings are essential.

About the Cradle Mountain Shuttle Bus

McDermott's Coaches is proud to operate the free Cradle Mountain Shuttle Bus Service on behalf of the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

Pricing

  • free

Departure Times

Launceston / Lake St Clair / Cradle Mountain / Launceston

Charter Services available – prices and times on application

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