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 walks at the Dove Lake carpark as we head to Glacier rock. These rocks have left us remnants of the movement from a glacier during the last ice age. On the clearest of day to views from here are tremendous….
We then drive up to Waldheim chalet, the first accommodation place in Cradle Mountain National Park for a quick peak at Waldheim then onto Weindorfers forest walk, a cool temperate rainforest or ancient myrtle beech trees covered in moss from ground to top.
We leave the chalet and drive to the Cradle Mountain National Park interpretation centre where we join a few short walks firstly the Pencil Pine falls and Rainforest walk then onto the beautiful Enchanted walk which has special features for the kids followed by the beautiful rainforest of the King Billy walk. We walk the trails to various view points and points of interest where our guide will stop and discuss the plants, flowers and the various nomenclature of the area. We will see Pandani, Button grass, Boronia, Waratah and different species of pine trees amongst many other plants and trees.
Our final short walk is to Knyvet falls. These falls can be a gentle wash of water which photographs brilliantly or after heavy rains they can be a raging wall of water which sounds like thunder.
We farewell each other at the end of this walk and we will drop you back to your hotel or the Visitor centre.
INCLUSIONS and HIGHLIGHTS
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
This tour operates Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri between 1 May and 31 August and operates daily 1 Sept to 30 April
Departing and returning to Launceston, the Cradle Mountain National Park day tour allows you to experience the region on a fully inclusive, professionally guided tour for all ages .
Dove Lake walk
Waldheim Chalet & King Billy Pine Forest walk
Flora and Fauna unique to Tasmania
National Park Pass and entrance fees
Lunch, water and light snack Complimentary
Hotel pick up and drop off
Professional guide/s with full commentary
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