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 Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri between 1 May and 31 Aug. Operates daily between 1 Sept to 30 April
Transport between Launceston and Cradle Mountain and return
Immerse yourself into the western wilderness of Tasmania while you capture your own impressions of the flora and fauna on canvas, working alongside renowned artist Sobrane Simcock. This tour will provide like minded artists to be creative and to produce art in an area that abounds nature at its best. The itinerary takes in some great short walks of the region and a cruise along the famous Pieman river. In the evenings, be enthralled with Greg Quicke’s evening talks as he proceeds to tune you in to what he calls 'Earth Tuning Consciousness'. You will get to know over the six nights that you are on a planet that is turning that is also hurtling through space on a journey around the sun. Yes, you will get some art and yes you will get some stars. More than that though is you get to hang out with this pair and enjoy some amazing places with them.
Operates 1 October till 31 March
Let our experienced guide take you on a journey of the vast expanse of the Cradle night sky to witness countless stars, planets and magical formations.
Constellations such as Southern Cross
Mysterious dark nebulae and Magellan Clouds
(Please read the terms and conditions for this tour)