Our professional guide in our clean comfortable mini bus will collect you from your Launceston hotel on the morning of the tour to Cradle Mountain National Park. Hotel pick up times start at 7:30am and it is our aim to depart Launceston by 8:00am. Water and light snacks are complimentary on the bus and lunch will be provided a little later in the tour.
Leaving Launceston and heading west toward Cradle Mountain we will arrive for a short 15min driving tour of Sheffield, the town of Murals, this will also be the chance for a comfort stop.
Leaving Sheffield we commence our climb up and along the Western Tiers to reach the top of the plateau on our route to Cradle Mountain. On a nice clear day Cradle mountain itself will become visible at certain points of the drive, so keep your eyes peeled out the windows so you don’t miss out on these stunning views.
We aim to arrive into Cradle Mountain Visitor centre by 10.30am
A short 15min drive into the Cradle Mountain National Park we arrive at Dove Lake where we will embark on a fully guided walk (weather and passenger suitability permitting) of the Lake at the foothill of Cradle Mountain. This walk is undulating but the well-defined and man-made track makes it accessible for everyone. The track weaves it way through rainforest and past quartzite beaches. Along the way we will visit Glacier rock to see remnants of the last ice age. The walk is around 1 hour in duration. Don’t forget your camera as the vistas of Cradle Mountain are amazing.
We will leave the awe of Dove Lake and Cradle mountain views and visit Waldheim (Forest home) Chalet at around 1-1.30pm. First, we will have some lunch which will be a healthy spread of fresh rolls, wraps, Tasmanian salad fillings, Tassie cheese and choice of local meats. After lunching our guide will take you through the chalet and tell you all about its history of being the very first accommodation in the Cradle Mountain National Park. If time allows we will do the short Weindorfers forest walk, a short cool climate rainforest, around 20min in duration.
We start to leave the central area of Cradle Mountain now and a quick look out the rear window for the last views of Cradle mountain up close….
We will aim to depart Cradle Mountain at 3pm on-route to Launceston and a visit to Ashgrove cheese farm, where you can tatste the amazing styles of cheese on offer plus an abundance of other locally produced Tasmanian product.
We aim to be starting the Launceston hotel drop offs by 5.30pm.
Join in the joyous occasions with your friends as we venture to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales and of course
indulge in some shopping in the picturesque harbour front city of Sydney. The Sydney city centre comes alive at Easter time
and it is a great chance to explore it for its famous sights; Opera House, Sydney Harbour, Botanical Gardens, Olympic Park and
Bondi Beach. We experience the finest of the Blue Mountains over 2 nights including gorges, caves and gardens. The skyway
will carry us across the Blue Mountains, 270 metres in the air. We will tour and discover the history and settlement of the Blue
Mountains across numerous sites and indulge in its tea houses.
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