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Discover Tasmania’s alpine heart and tick World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain off your bucket list.
Cradle Mountain National Park is an area of iconic scenery with a wide variety of walking trails to choose from in this stunning World Heritage listed area. With around 5 hours to spend in the National Park we leave our walking itinerary flexible to suit our guests and the weather conditions on the day. After departing Launceston we enjoy a short stop in Sheffield – The Town of Murals. Sheffield is a small and 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.
We continue our journey into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5 hours of possible walking time before us. We begin with a series of short walks to Rainforest City and Pencil Pine Falls. From here we can choose from the gentle and iconic Dove Lake Circuit an easy 2 hour walk with amazing mountain views. For the more active, we offer the chance to climb to the loftier heights of Marion’s Lookout. This walk is well rewarded with amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding World Heritage wilderness area. Enjoy lunch by a quiet stream, watch the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their natural habitat, or enjoy the many photographic opportunities that abound. Learn some of the local history as we visit Weindorfer’s Chalet and see the ancient King Billy Pines on Weindorfer’s Forest Walk.
Cradle Mountain is the backdrop for a truly memorable and not to be missed Tasmanian experience.
On our return to Launceston, we stop to refuel and refresh at the delicious Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm and Van Diemans Land Ice Creamery, before arriving back in around 6:00pm.
Minimum age for this experience is 8 years.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it is cancelled because the minimum isn't met your will be offered a different dateexpereince or a full refund. Maximum group size is 20 passengers.
All tour participants will be participating in outdoor, active activities and therefore subject to the outdoor weather conditions of the day.
* A day backpack * Refillable water bottle * Closed, sturdy shoes for walking (runners, sneakers, hiking boots) * Sensible clothes for outdoor conditions (warm layers are a great idea!) * waterproof jacket, just in case. * sunhat and beanie
Exclusions : Food and drinks - you will have an opportunity to stop enroute to the National Park to purchase lunch/snacks to take along with you for your tour day. This stop is in a regional town at a local Bakery. The selection includes sandwiches, rolls, wraps etc. If you have special dietary requirements or prefer other choices, you may wish to come prepared with your own food of choice. Lunch will be in a picnic area at Freycinet National Park.
This experience takes place in Cradle Mountain National Park, with departure from Launceston.
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