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About the tour

Operatesd between 1 Ocotber and 31 March only

The tour will start with complementary hotel pickups at 9pm. the tour will operate for 2.5 hours and return at 11.30pm.

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.


  • Professional guide/s with full commentary
  • Use of binoculars
  • Star and planet reference charts
  • Warm tea, coffee and light snacks
  • Short presentation
  • Camp chair and warm blanket
  • Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off

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.

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