We will collect you from your Cradle Mountain accommodation or the Cradle Mountain National Park visitor information centre in our clean and tidy mini bus. Time will be confirmed at booking but generally please be ready around 15min prior to departure time.
We drive into the Cradle Mountain National Park and start our walk at the Dove Lake carpark as we head straight up to Marion’s lookout. This steep track climbs quickly above Dove Lake and will certainly get the heart and legs pumping.
Once on top of the plateau at Marion’s you are amongst the unique plants and vegetation of the alpine region of Tasmania. From here you have exceptionally wonderful views of Cradle Mountain and the panoramic views in all directions.
From Marion’s we keep to the boardwalk and pass Kitchen hut, a hut built and listed for emergencies only now but worth a quick look inside.
We trek on and upwards to the base of Cradle Mountain where we can get a real nice view of what we have left behind but also what is to come.
Starting the climb, we use the cutbacks to make progress before entering the large rock and bouldering section of the climb, taking out time and watching our footing we eventually reach the summit as we peak up and over the last boulder for what will be a great achievement for us all.
At the summit (if weather allows) we will have some lunch and a good break to be able to stare out across the plateau. If the weather doesn’t allow we will move to an area we can sit and break comfortably.
The walk down we can retrace our steps, or we can take a different route depending on our time and group.
Once we are all back safely we congratulate and farewell each other before we drop you back to your hotel or the Visitor centre.
INCLUSIONS and HIGHLIGHTS
(for safety reasons, guides will need to check all hikers gear prior to the departure)
Equipment is available for hire from McDermott's tours, please enquire at time of booking.
Departing every Sunday this 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)
Includes National Park entrance fees
Accommodation is not included in the tour
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)
Join us at Cradle Mt as our experienced guides share their passion for the region and appreciate the uniqueness of the flora, fauna and geological features of this World Heritage listed National Park.
Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain views (weather permitting)
Waldheim chalet & Weindorfer's Forest Walk
Pencil Pines Falls , Rainforest Walk and Interpretive Centre