16 reviews of Cradle Mountain National Park Day Tour from Launceston
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Reviewed by Richard F, 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!
Reviewed by jeff b, 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.
Reviewed by Rhonda H, 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!!!!!
Reviewed by FEIYANG L, December 2012
Really nice place to go, I will visit this place again if I can.
Reviewed by Rhonda C, March 2012
Amazing day. Tour bus driver friendly and informative. Bus comfortable but little cramped.
Reviewed by Evan M, August 2011
A wonderful smorgasbord of good information and beautiful sights! Leigh is a brilliant and entertaining guide.
Reviewed by Ann W, Australia, May 2011
Great day out in the mountains never been to Tasmania before and to experience the waterfalls, Dove Lake on a fine day. Driver was knowable and went out of his way to point out interesting points along the way except somethings was missed- Cethana Dam and Enchanted Forest Walk viewing pencil pine, lush forest and a spectacular waterfall. This was disappointing was expecting more and to stop for both morning tea and lunch in the same place with limited choices of food?
Reviewed by David C, Australia, November 2010
Reviewed by Elizabeth Q, United Kingdom, February 2007
Reviewed by Joseph M, June 2011
On time pickup - stopped in Sheffield on the way which wasn't very interesting and could have been shorter. Toilets at the mountain visitor centre are pretty bad and unfortunately the weather was awful so we never saw the mountain. Didn't realize till we got back that guide hadn't even gestured to where it was within the clouds. Walks round the lake are OK, but a poor substitute. Visit to a pioneer’s house was interesting but nothing special. Quick walk round a waterfall path was probably the best bit. The inevitable visit to a shop (cheese) on the way back was disappointing and lingered for too long. Would have been better to find an additional place to stop within the park itself. Both coaches (we swapped) were OK, but there were no on-board toilets. Guide did his best with the commentary, but most of the scenery on the way there and back was shrouded in cloud (though the day before and the day after would both have been fine).