Day trip

Cradle Mountain: Day Trip from Launceston with Lunch

Activity provider: McDermotts Tours

Cradle Mountain: Day Trip from Launceston with Lunch

Activity provider: McDermotts Tours
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From US$ 106.22 per person

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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.

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Duration 10 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup is available from selected hotels in Launceston.


  • 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

Meet your coach at one of the Launceston pickup points, 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.

  • 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 airport, Airbnbs, or private residences
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You 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 from 7:30 AM. Hotel drop-off is from 5:30 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 137 reviews

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We enjoyed our day trip to cradle mountain. Our guide/driver was very experienced. Knows the place and its history. Shout out to Ben who is very careful also on the road. Particularly on the bendy/winedy areas. No one in our group got sick. Hes very informative. Highly recommend him. He did a very good job.

July 3, 2022

This tour was really good. Our driver/guide was informative, friendly, and helpful. We saw some spectacular scenery, had a walk to Dove Lake, with views of Cradle Mountain (easy walking) and had a delicious picnic lunch. We were lucky enough to have a fine, sunny day! Our guide pointed out many things of interest on the way.

February 27, 2022

Will was the most incredible tour guide. I enjoyed his passion and enthusiasm for sharing this love of Cradle Mountain. He shared the most interesting facts about Tasmania’s history and the local surroundings. We were treated to a delicious lunch overlooking the most picturesque surroundings. The icing on the cake was Will’s eye for capturing the best photographs. Thanks for making an experience that I will treasure forever.

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January 15, 2022

Product ID: 148613