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From Launceston: Cradle Mountain Day Tour

4.9 / 5

24 reviews

From Launceston: Cradle Mountain Day Tour

Activity provider: Tours Tasmania
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From US$ 92.41 per person

Enjoy 5 hours of exploring stunning Cradle Mountain National Park with a variety of walking options available to you. See beautiful Dove Lake, watch local wombats and experience the peacefulness of this breathtaking bushwalking paradise.

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Duration 11 hours
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  • Explore Cradle Mountain National Park and World Heritage Area
  • Stand on the shore of the spectacular Dove Lake
  • Visit Sheffield the ‘Town of Murals’ with over 30 murals painted across the town showing the history of the area
  • Walk along the Rainforest City and Pencil Pine Falls tracks
  • Take on the Dove Lake circuit walk or, take on the harder walk to the lofty views of Marion’s Lookout
Full description
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 winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory.
  • National Parks entrance fees
  • Professionally guided and interpreted walks
  • Select central Launceston hotel and backpacker hostel pick-up and drop off
  • Free tastings at Ashgrove Cheese
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

If pickup arrangements are not organized with the tour operator, please make your way to the general pickup location at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 28 Cameron Street, Launceston at 7:15 AM.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • Please note, this tour is active and involves some walking. Although most of the walks are classified as easy, a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential.
  • This is an outdoor activity. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
  • Minimum age to participate in the tour is 8 years.
  • There is no maximum age provided all participants have a sense of adventure and reasonable level of fitness and mobility.
  • Please bring, sensible shoes for walking, a variety of warm and weatherproof clothing, a hat, sunscreen and large water bottle.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 24 reviews

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We had a great day at Cradle Mountain. Just the right amount of time at Sheffield for a quick bite fir breakfast and grab lunch. Graham, our tour guide, was knowledgable and gave us great tips on different hikes. I wish we had taken swimmers as a beautiful day and could have gone swimming! Would highly recommend as a great way of seeing Cradle Mountain without a car or organised tour. Five stars to Graham!

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February 13, 2022

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.

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June 24, 2021

April 14, 2022

Product ID: 172578