The tour will start with complementary hotel pickups at sunset and time will be confirmed at booking.
Once our professional guide will collect all guests from their hotels and the tour will begin with a short drive to Dove Lake. On the way the guide will share interesting information on what can be expected on the tour given current weather and timings.
Upon arrival at Dove Lake you will have a nice warm cup of tea or coffee, a camp chair and warm blanket as the guide runs through a short presentation so you can begin to really understand the wonders of the night sky.
Using binoculars you can start to explore the night sky and reference particular star viewings to charts supplied. You can try to make out the 3 brightest stars Sirius, Canopus and Alpha centuri or constellations Scorpius, Sagittarius or the southern cross.
If the timing is right there is a chance to see the Aurora Australis, Tasmania is one of the best places to see the southern lights and to see it in the Cradle region is absolutely spectacular.
Once we are all starred out we conclude the tour with a drive back out of the park and drop off at your hotel.
INCLUSIONS and HIGHLIGHTS
Star Gazing Terms and Conditions:
Due to local weather conditions in the Cradle Mountain region the ‘Star Gazing in the Park’ tour will be confirmed or cancelled at 5:00pm the day prior to the tour. Once the tour is confirmed it will run regardless of the weather conditions. If the weather does hinder/obstruct the night sky star views there will be an alternate tour such as ‘Night Spotting in the Park’ that will operate . For bookings taken prior to 5:00pm the day before and tour is cancelled, then a full refund will be provided or a transfer to next available tour. Bookings taken after 5:00pm the day prior and then cancelled will not be refunded and tour will run as per conditions above.
Join us for this informative walk around Dove Lake circuit in the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park. The Dove Lake Circuit is an easy 3 hour, 6km walk which gives you an exceptional glimpse of the cross section of flora, animals and geology of Cradle Mountain National Park.
Dove Lake circuit walk
Interesting and informative guide
Join us as we embark on an amazing journey atop the plateau at Cradle Mountain National Park. Peaking Hanson’s peak at 1164m then navigating Twisted lakes before crossing in front of Cradle Mountain on the face track then back down along the Overland track to Ronny Ck. This hike we allow 8-10 hours and walks around 15km weather permitting and needs to be booked 24hrs in advance. Moderate to Hard walking.
Hanson’s Peak Summit
Lunch during hike at viewing area (provided)
Plants, trees and animals
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 circuit 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