4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Cradle Mountain National Park Day Tour from Launceston. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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. :)

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!

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

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

Maureen L
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2010

Highly recommended - very well organised, beautiful place - a must go.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

As a transportation mean for us to the Cradle Mountain , I found it quite good and the driver Headley was helpful and considerate too !

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2015

Great day out with much-appreciated stops in Sheffield for the murals and for cheese on the way back. Loved the walks at Cradle mountain, the knowledge of our guide and the scenery. We went with our 8-year-old son, and he was as captivated by it all as we were! We definitely recommend this activity!

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

The gide was very knowledgeable and kind, Cradle Mountain was an absolutely beautiful place.
Personaly, liked the rain forest more than the lake dove.
Overall, we had a very good time but the tour fee is still expensive, I guess. :)

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2013

Awesome views and a great day out.

Ann W
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
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?

David C
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2010

Cradle Mountain is a beautiful place to visit. Would have loved to spend longer at Dove Lake though, an hour isn't really enough. I quite enjoyed the stopover at Sheffield on the way back.

Kathleen Z
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2009

We had a great time and felt we had the whole place to ourselves.

Kathleen D
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2008

Very enjoyable day

Elizabeth Q
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2008

The trip was really excellent with a very pleasant informative driver. It was nice only being a small group of 7. The visit afterwards to the cheese shop was unnecessary, but there's always something like that included!

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2008

Cradle Mountain was such a beautiful place to be.

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2014

Small tour and tour guide very knowledgeable. A long drive for amount of time there and once there so far from mountain not sure it was worth it. Rest stop disappointing. Hostile female member of staff serving who didn't listen when ordered and then when we asked where part of order was got annoyed. Perhaps a customer service course would be good for her to attend!

3 star rating: Worth doing
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).

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2011

Fun day, though a bit more time to walk around Dove lake would have been appreciated. I should warn you that as the drive from Launceston is long, the amount of time spent at Cradle Mountain is quite small. Absolutely beautiful though!

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
August 2014

A lot of activities couldn't be done according to what the tour is advertised, like bush walking, because of snowing.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
January 2014

The view up there is fantastic, but the trip only allowed an one hour walk at Dove lake, which is definitely not enough to enjoy the view.

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