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  • Cradle Mountain National Park by Coach from Launceston

    1. Cradle Mountain National Park by Coach from Launceston

    Go deep into the Tasmanian forest and experience the solitary wilderness of waterfalls, glacial lakes, rainforest, wildlife and unsurpassed beauty of Cradle Mountain, a World Heritage-listed National Park. Travel through green pastures on your way southwest from Launceston and take in mountain views of the Great Western Tiers as you approach Cradle Mountain National Park. Along the way, pass through the scenic town of Deloraine, the hub between Launceston and Devonport. Travel further inland to take a tour of Sheffield, the town of murals, before traversing through dense forest and mountainous terrain. From there, cross the beautiful Cethana Dam as you arrive in Cradle Mountain National Park, staying on the lookout for wombats, potaroos and wallabies. Then take a short stroll along the Enchanted Forest and enjoy majestic views of pencil pine, lush forests, and a spectacular waterfall. ...

    Absolutely LOVED this tour. So much to see, and our driver Ben, was a wealth of information. We can highly recommend this tour and would definitely do it again. The Waldheim Chalet and park was the biggest suprise. The moss forest was breathtaking. We had the best time, even as it was a drizzling most of the day. The only unfortunate thing was the Cheese factory was closed (due to renovations) but Ben our driver took us to a Raspberry farm which was just as wonderful.

  • From Launceston: Cradle Mountain Day Tour

    2. From Launceston: Cradle Mountain Day Tour

    After departing Launceston, enjoy a short stop in Sheffield – 'The Town of Murals' and explore this quirky village where the history of the Cradle Mountain region is depicted in artworks across the buildings throughout the town. This includes the opportunity to see the famous Eason’s Mural. Continue into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5 hours of possible walking time before you. Choose from the gentle and iconic Dove Lake Circuit or climb to loftier peaks to view the vastness of the surrounding World Heritage Area from Marion’s Lookout. Enjoy lunch by a quiet stream and watch the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their natural habitat. Your guides will carefully assist to ensure everyone has an opportunity to enjoy walks that best suit them and the day ahead. On your return to Launceston, stop and sample some local tasty products at the award ...

    Was a foggy day but we were able to still see wombats and enjoy the day out. Was nice that they had spare jackets and beanies and socks for people to use. I did however feel quite rushed during the tour and wish we were a bit more relaxed to go at our own pace. We ended up coming back early so I felt we could have gone slower to take photos and enjoy the scenery or even see other stops along the way or coming back.

  • Launceston: Cataract Gorge Walking Tour

    3. Launceston: Cataract Gorge Walking Tour

    Meet your guide and start crossing the historic Kings Bridge and heading into the heart of the Cataract Gorge. During the 2.5-hour walking component of the tour, discover one of Tasmania's most visited tourist attractions on foot. From your expert guide, find out how the Gorge was the original lifeblood of Launceston for much of the city’s early life and how today, it holds the very same importance. Learn about the most-loved picnic rocks through the years and how thousands would flock for swimming races. Then, wander back to your starting point at Stillwater Restaurant via the iconic Zig Zag Track. Upgrade your tour to include an award-winning 2-course lunch at one of the best restaurants in Launceston by picking the relevant option when booking.

    Nick, our guide, was enthusiastic and knowledgable. Not working to a script he was able to inform with his array of local knowledge. What would have been an pleasant walk in a unique location was made all the better when overlaid with the historical perspective and context.

  • 3-Day Tasmanian Tour From Launceston to Hobart

    4. 3-Day Tasmanian Tour From Launceston to Hobart

    See the big 3 highlights of Tasmania in just 3 days!  During 3 action packed days, our big 3 Tasmania tour explores some of the Island’s most scenic and world-renowned locations. Start your journey with a day out at Cradle Mountain World Heritage area. Travel onward to Hobart via Wineglass Bay, looking out at some of the world’s best coastal scenery. Lastly, walk among the history at the world heritage Port Arthur Historic Site and enjoy the action of a Tasmanian devil feeding. Experience the big 3 Tasmania tour with amazing guides. It is recommended that you arrive the night before you wish to begin your tour as the tour departs Launceston at 7.30am. On day 2 you will move between Launceston and Hobart, so this is the day you need to bring your luggage with you. Meals are not provided, but there are plenty of opportunities to stop for lunch and snacks on each tour to suit your taste an...

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What people are saying about Launceston

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Absolutely LOVED this tour. So much to see, and our driver Ben, was a wealth of information. We can highly recommend this tour and would definitely do it again. The Waldheim Chalet and park was the biggest suprise. The moss forest was breathtaking. We had the best time, even as it was a drizzling most of the day. The only unfortunate thing was the Cheese factory was closed (due to renovations) but Ben our driver took us to a Raspberry farm which was just as wonderful.

Nick, our guide, was enthusiastic and knowledgable. Not working to a script he was able to inform with his array of local knowledge. What would have been an pleasant walk in a unique location was made all the better when overlaid with the historical perspective and context.

Very well organized tour, experienced and interesting guide, did his best to show us some additional cheries on the cake..like a wombat ;) Cradle is a "must" experience. I absolutely recommend this trip if you want a bit more time to walk on your own:)

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Cradle Mountain Day Tour and we recommend this tour to anyone when they are making plans of things yo do and places to see in Launceston, Tasmania

The guide for the day, Sven, was outstanding in help, knowledge and service