Experience ancient rainforests, alpine heaths, glacial lakes, rugged mountains and some of Tasmania’s iconic wildlife on this Cradle Mountain Day Tour.

With around 5 hours of time to spend in the National Park we make our walking itinerary flexible to suit our guests and the weather conditions on the day.

  • Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area
  • Dove Lake
  • Weindorfers Chalet
  • Rainforest City short walk
  • Pencil Pine Falls short walk
  • Dove Lake Circuit Walk (easy grade 6km’s) or Marion’s Lookout (medium grade )
  • Guided walks & interpretation
  • Sheffield – historic ‘Town of Murals’
  • Ashgrove Cheese Factory

  • National Parks Entrance Fees
  • Variety of guided walks & interpretation
  • Free tastings at Ashgrove Cheese
  • CBD Hotel/Hostel pick up and drop off

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. 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.

Our guides will carefully assist to ensure everyone has an opportunity to enjoy short, easy or longer walks that best suit them and the day ahead. 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, watch the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their natural habitat, or enjoy the many photographic opportunities that abound.

As we return to Launceston, we stop and sample some local boutique cheese at Ashgrove Cheese or try one of their delicious ice-creams! We return to Launceston around 7.00pm after an unforgettable day at Cradle Mountain.

Meal(s) included : None

Departs: Pick up commences from 7.00am from central city Launceston – Hotels/Backpackers

Ends: Launceston around 7.00pm.
Sunday departure returns to Launceston in time for guests to catch the 7.30pm Redline Coach Service Launceston to Hobart

Departure Days: Currently Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Please note meals/snacks are not included but we do offer a stop along the way in a regional town to purchase a bakery style take away lunch.


  • Sensible shoes for walking
  • A variety of warm clothing, beanie, hat and gloves
  • Weatherproof jacket
  • Hat & Sunscreen
  • Large water bottle, snacks, lunch (or buy it on the day)
  • Camera
  • Sense of adventure

We are following the Queensland Tourism and Accommodation industry plan and have signed the statement of compliance that we are following.

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Accounting for 1 day of food and waste plus 282km travelled by minibus your Carbon Emissions reach approximately 0.14 tons

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Important Information

Age Recommendation: 8 – 99 years

Age Restriction: Not suitable for children under 8 years old

Group Size: 4-20

Fitness Requirements: Average level of fitness required

Dietary/Medical Requirements: Please advise of any medical conditions well in advance of travel.

Luggage Restrictions: Please restrict luggage to a day bag with a limit of 7kg

Additional Info: None

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