Tick off your bucket list with ease on Hobart's only day trip to Cradle Mountain. With time to spare and easy hiking, choose your own pace in this World Heritage wilderness and explore Dove Lake, the Enchanted Forest, old-growth temperate rainforest, mossy myrtle forest and ancient King Billy pines.
It's not hard to appreciate Cradle Mountain's appeal. This World Heritage landscape is vast in scope and scale, marked by old growth temperate rainforest, mirror lakes, snow-capped mountains and giant King Billy pines. Now you can experience it yourself on this unique day trip out of Hobart with plenty of time to hike.
Start at Dove Lake, an easy six-kilometre trail at the foot of Cradle Mountain that's considered one of Tassie's best. You'll come upon unexpected beaches, low-light rainforest, mountain streams, moss and lichen covered logs, and spot the occasional echidna or platypus. Next is the Enchanted Forest, a pretty track through button-grass moorland, magical old-growth rainforest, cascading rivers and wombat burrows. Kids will love clambering through the three "wombat burrow" interpretive tunnels along the path. It's here you'll join the King Billy walk, a cool green canopy forest of spindly King Billy pines, the centuries-old tree unique to Tasmania's highland. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Tasmanian Devil, wombats, spotted quolls, wallabies and more. Bring lunch and some snacks for the day, and enjoy air-conditioned comfort on the drive, with a drop off at your hotel on the return.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:
This experience runs with a minimum of five and maximum 24 guests. In the event of a cancellation, the experience provider will reschedule, subject to availability.
In the unlikely event of a bushfire, severe storm or other catastrophic weather event, the experience provider will contact you to reschedule, subject to availability. It can snow on Cradle Mountain in warmer weather, but this is unlikely to result in road closures.
Hiking shoes, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, warm clothing and a raincoat are recommended.
This experience takes place in Cradle Mountain, TAS.