Cradle Mountain: Day Trip from Launceston with Lunch

4.6 / 5

84 reviews

Cradle Mountain: Day Trip from Launceston with Lunch

From $113.87 per person

Get back to nature on a full-day, small group tour of Cradle Mountain National Park. Go for walks in the temperate rainforest, enjoy lunch at the historic Waldheim Chalet, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Free pickup available from selected hotels in Launceston. Pickup is not available from Airbnbs or private residences.

Experience

Highlights
  • Get spectacular views of Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake
  • Go for a nature walk in the lush rainforest of Tasmania
  • Sample an array of local produce at the Ashgrove Cheese Farm
  • Take a short tour of Sheffield, famous for its street murals
Full description
Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Launceston, and travel in comfort to Cradle Mountain National Park. Take a 15-minute scenic tour through Sheffield to see some of the highlights of the Town of Murals along the way. Journey along the Great Western Tiers of the Central Highlands to arrive at Cradle Mountain Visitor Center. Get a short break before entering the national park to drive to Dove Lake. Embark on a guided nature walk through the rainforest and pass quartzite beaches. Discover the remnants of the last Ice Age at Glacier Rock. Then depart for Waldheim Chalet to enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh rolls, wraps, salad fillings, cheeses, and local meats. Get shown around the first accommodation to open in the national park before a short forest walk, time permitting. Make your way back to Launceston, stopping at the Ashgrove Cheese Farm to taste an amazing array of cheeses and other local produce along the way.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by comfortable minibus
  • Professional guide with full commentary
  • Small group tour
  • Dove Lake circuit walk
  • Visit to Waldheim Chalet
  • Weindorfers forest walk
  • Entrance fee and pass to Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Lunch
  • Water and light snacks
  • Pickup from AirBNB or private residence
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The Dove Lake circuit walk is a man-made track accessible for most people, dependent on the weather and passenger suitability
  • The Weindorfers forest walk is a short stroll through a cool climate rainforest (subject to timing on the day)
  • Hotel pickup is between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM. Hotel drop-off is from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 84 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Good to have done it. There are a few angles though. First, it is 2.5 hours to get there from Launceston, so 5 hours transit all up. Second, the weather at Cradle Mountain is very finicky. For example, it was cold and wet for us, but no rain 40 minutes away at Sheffield. Our guide Ben was very good, and overall a good experience which was significantly down to his guidance.

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29 March 2021

Pick up was on time, Ben our guide was amazing, very informative on the trip, the history and also offered suggestions on what to do for the remainder of our travels. Lunch was a sandwich from a bakery on the way. We completed the whole dove lake circuit walk. Most is pretty easy,at least 40% boardwalk, but some steep steps at the beginning and at the end. Absolutely stunning. Overall a great day! Would highly recommend this tour.

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31 January 2021

This was an amazing trip. There were so many highlights. Our outstanding, kind, patient, amazing tour guide Jeff was extremely good and very flexible person. What an absolute saint. He was so organized and insightful. The scenery was beautiful, and It was a relieve to walk in such a quiet and peaceful environment in Cradle Mountains. Honestly, I cannot think of a way this trip could have been better. We were so well cared for and it was an definitely active adventure. Overall, a top-notch experience that my boys and me will never forget. Thank you, Jeff and GetYourGuide Travelers.

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28 December 2020

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