4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

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  • Location:Launceston, Australia
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Cradle Mountain National Park Day Tour from Launceston

Awaken your senses to the magnificent splendour that is Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park on this full-day tour from Launceston.


  • Explore the beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park on this full-day tour from Launceston
  • Includes National Park entry fees
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Informative and friendly guide

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What You Can Expect

Cradle Mountain National Park Day Tour from Launceston

Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain

Go deep into the pristine Tasmanian forest and experience the solitary wilderness of waterfalls, glacial lakes, rainforest, wildlife and unsurpassed beauty of this World Heritage listed National Park. Discover many walks throughout the rainforest - catch your breath as you first glimpse the craggy outcrop of majestic Cradle Mountain towering above sparkling Dove Lake plateau.


  • Travel through green pastures South West of Launceston
  • The mountains of the Great Western Tiers guide you towards Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Pass quaint and historical towns of Carrick, Hagley and Westbury
  • Scenic town of Deloraine - hub between Launceston and Devonport
  • Travel further inland passing Australian Blue Gum and pine plantations
  • Tour Sheffield - the town of murals
  • Traverse through dense forest and mountainous terrain
  • Cross the beautiful Cethana Dam made to support hydro scheme
  • Look for wombats, potaroos and wallabies in Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Stop at Cradle Village Cafe for lunch (own expense)
  • Visit the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre for an appreciation of the Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Take a short stroll along the Enchanted Forest Walk viewing pencil pine, lush forest and a spectacular waterfall
  • Stand in awe as you take in the powerful and majestic Cradle Mountain reigning over the picturesque Dove Lake
  • Take a short walk around Dove Lake taking in the views of Cradle Mountain (weather permitting)
  • Visit Waldheim Chalet (the forest home) of Gustav Weindorfers
  • Stop at Ashgrove Cheese Farm for some famous Tasmanian cheese
  • Learn how cheese is made and sample the numerous varieties of cheese made on the premises.

Customer Reviews

Louise R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The trip was amazing - loved every minute of it! Lane not sure how to spell his name was fantastic - he is very knowledgeable and gave a fascinating commentary as we drove along! In fact his commentary made the trip for me - that plus the scenery! He was also able to get a 4WD vehicle so we could get to Dove Lake which was great otherwise we would have missed that spectacular experience.....snow everywhere.....wombats munching away and little wallabies sheltering under the trees - it was a treat from start to finish!......then to cap it all off we stopped at the Lodge for a hot chocolate by the log fire.......oh sigh.....bliss! I'd recommend this trip to anyone as a must do must see experience! Thank You!

William W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour was Monday 27 April and I was the only tourist on the trip. Headley the driver/guide was excellent, with a wide range of interesting information to impart. The weather was super so the views to the peaks was fabulous. All in all, a great day out.

Paula A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Tour Guide was fantastic. Took us to some amazing places. Loved this tour. Long day but well worth the trip. Loved Sheffield too.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great day spent, our guide/driver Leigh was very knowledgeble and shared a lot of information about Launceston and all the places we drove past all the way to the National Park and back. Cradle mountain is a must-go, beautiful landscape, Dove lake and a boat shed on the other side. On the way back, we stopover at Ashgrove Cheese Farm, great tasting. Definite must-taste cheeses (at least for me) are the black pepper, wasabi and marinated feta. :)

Richard F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Excellent tour made even better by the minibus driver, Stan, who added a 'wealth of knowledge' to a very full day to Cradle Mountain. He was obviously very proud of his island and conveyed that love with a very informative chat all the way from Launceston to the National Park! We stopped along the way at Railton (town of wall topiary) and coffee and cake at Sheffield (town of wall murals) before heading into the spectacular scenery of Cradle Mountain. We had plenty of time at Dove Lake for lunch and a walk at the water's edge. It's a tour I won't forget in a hurry, absolutely wonderful! A visit to Waldheim, home of Gustav Weindorfer, pioneer and acknowledged founder of the park was 'a must', and we all felt priviledged to share this national treasure. I could have stayed longer but alas, it was soon time to leave. We still managed to stop-off on the way back to a cheese farm/shop at Elizabeth Town to sample the goodies of Ashgrove Diary. A memorable tour with lots of extras thrown in for good measure, highly recommended!

jeff b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

We had a great day. Our driver was very knowledgeable and you wouldn't want to be doing the driving on the winding road into the park. We had plenty of time to stretch the legs at Dove Lake ( which was quite beautiful). The Cheese Shop was a nice break on the way home.

Rhonda H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

A great day touring. Cradle Mountain was fabulous so too the scenery on the way. The coach driver was very familiar with the area and was very obliging and informative. Definitely a must see area!!!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

Really nice place to go, I will visit this place again if I can.

Rhonda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2012

Amazing day. Tour bus driver friendly and informative. Bus comfortable but little cramped.

Evan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

A wonderful smorgasbord of good information and beautiful sights! Leigh is a brilliant and entertaining guide.

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