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 accommodation (own arrangements) and have the opportunity to enjoy the unique wilderness surrounds.
This evening you have the choice to join either the Night-spotting in the park after dark (all year round but departure times vary), an animal night spotting adventure searching for the locals including wallabies, wombats, possums and maybe even a Tasmanian devil or the Star Gazing tour (9pm 1 Oct till 31 March) and join our experienced guide on a journey of the vast expanse of the Cradle night sky to witness countless stars, planets and magical formations.
Your specialised tour guide will collect you from you accommodation and safely guide you on a breathtaking hike known as the Crater Lake Circuit Walk. This 6km walk takes you past Crater Falls with magical Pandani forest before climbing to the spectacular glacial Crater Lake surrounded by high cliffs before descending to Wombat Pool with ancient Pencil Pines and on to the serene and picturesque Lake Lila. Lunch and snacks are included on the 6 hour hike. PLEASE NOTE: Hike can be tailored to suit your needs, there are numerous walks and routes that we can do for you on this day
Enjoy a free morning at leisure to explore some of the easily accessible short walks on offer in and around the Cradle Mt Interpretation Centre or alternatively enjoy the hotel facilities which may include the Wilderness Gallery or a visit to the Alpine Day Spa.
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
NOTE – Cradle Mt accommodation not included in cost
Operates 1 October till 31 March
Join us as we embark on a journey of the greatest short walks of Cradle Mountain National Park. The tour runs for around 3 hours and covers approx. 3km.
Glacier rock walk
Pencil Pine falls walk
Weindorfers forest walk
King Billy walk
Knyvet falls walk
Plants and trees
This tour is fully packed with attractions that will keep you on your toes. Explore the Churches and Cathedrals of Adelaide with some shopping in the Rundle St mall before we venture out to the Barossa Valley and the National Wine Centre. We will sweeten the day with some chocolate tasting at Haigh’s which will keep you going onto the Botanical gardens. We cruise on the picturesque Coorong, the mouth of the mighty Murray river to watch the abundance of birdlife. Travelling eastward and crossing into historical Victoria to Ballarat we can try our hand at fossicking for gold at Sovereign Hill and try not to go to mad as we visit the infamous J Ward mental asylum. In Melbourne we can visit the law maker at Parliament House before taking the time to do some shopping and café hopping in St Kilda
Departs Sundays between 1 May to 31 Aug and Departs Daily between 1 Sept to 30 April
The tour visits the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park for you to experience the spectacular views, diverse flora an fauna along with guided tours.
Spectacular Cradle Mountain
Waldheim Chalet and ancient King Billy Rainforest
Animal Night Spotting or Star Gazing experience (please confirm with our office)
Accommodation is not included in the tour