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
The amazing areas on the side of the Plateau at Cradle Mountain National Park offer so many great hikes, impressive scenery and wonderful forests. Join us as we take you on this splendid hike for around 6hrs and 12km visiting Crater Lake, Wombat pools, Lake Lilla and the get magnificent views from Marion’s lookout
Lunch and snacks provided
Interesting and informative guide
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
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