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Offered in: English


Go deep into the pristine Tasmanian forest, and experience a remote wilderness of waterfalls, glacial lakes, rainforest and wildlife on this day trip from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Inside the World Heritage–listed park, take walks through the forest and admire views of the craggy peak of Cradle Mountain towering above Dove Lake. You’ll also stop at Waldheim Alpine Spa for a taste of regional culinary delights for lunch.
  • Explore the beauty of Cradle Mountain on this full-day tour from Launceston
  • Includes Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park entry fees
  • Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities of the rainforest, waterfalls and Dove Lake
  • Tuck into a delicious lunch at Waldheim Alpine Spa
Your day trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, starts as you depart Launceston by coach, traveling past the mountains bluffs of the Great Western Tiers and by the towns of Carrick, Hagley, Westbury, and Deloraine. As you continue west, stop in Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals,’ and enter a landscape of dense forest and mountainous terrain.
Cross Cethana Dam, and watch for wildlife like wombats and wallabies when you reach the national park. Stop at the Waldheim Alpine Spa to do the King Billy Rainforest Walk or discover the history of Gustaf Weindorfer before tucking into a deliciou lunch of local delicacies.
Then visit the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre for an introduction to the park before setting off on the Enchanted Forest Walk, a short stroll that provides views of the lush forest and a waterfall. Gaze at a majestic view of Cradle Mountain reigning over Dove Lake, and take a walk around the lake for more perspectives of the mountain (weather permitting).

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, Dec 2018

Ben, our driver and guide, from McDermott's Speciality Tours and Charters gave us a day to remember. His knowledge of the locality, and especially the flora and fauna, was exceptional with all questions answered willingly and thoroughly. His passion for the environment and indeed Tasmania in general was a delight to encounter.Thank you Ben for giving us a day to remember.

, Feb 2018

Great tour
Friendly knowledgeable driver /guide
Beautiful part of Tassie and National Park
Worth the cost

, Feb 2018

Tours exploring the untouched and carefully preserved Tasmanian Wilderness are a must for anyone visiting Tasmania. Our tour guide and bus driver Headley was on time and provided terrific commentary. On site, our guide Megan was informative and sympathetic to the abilities of the group by modifying and pacing the walking tours for us.
It is a long day tour, but the scenery is quite spectacular! A must see for the nature enthusiast.

, Feb 2018

Absolutely fabulous! Our guide was so wonderful and knowledgeable. Cradle mountain and Dove Lake are spectacular. Wish I could have stayed there longer. Will definitely do it again.

, Jan 2018

A fantastic experience. Bus arrived on schedule. Imogen, our guide for the day gave a commentary which was informative and interesting on a range of topics- places, history, landmarks etc. We stopped at Sheffield briefly, before making the drive to Cradle Mountain. Imogen had everything organised for us which was great. She kept a steady pace for us to walk around Dove Lake, stopping along the way to explain certain features, and giving us time to take photos. Scenery was amazing, plenty of photo opportunities. It was cool and a rain jacket was handy for the showers that occurred. Good walking shoes are a must. Afterwards, we had lunch - wraps/sandwiches, drink in a hut, followed by a visit to Waldheim house. We stopped at Ashgrove Cheese before heading back to Launceston. Overall, the experience exceeded expectations - wealth of information gained by being with an excellent guide and only a small group of about 9, access to the park and facilities, for a first time visit to the area the day was very enjoyable.

, Nov 2017

A must do tour. Our guide Headley did an amazing job and my son and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip!

, Oct 2017

Perfect weather for a clear view of Cradle mountain. The coach driver's commentary was interesting and informative. It's an excellent way to see the countryside and we stopped at a couple of the towns. A most enjoyable day trip.

, Oct 2017

We were lucky in having a perfect spring day which did help. The McDermott's coach driver/guide was most friendly, helpful and full of added info all the way there and back for that matter. He was a key ingredient to making the days tour informative, educational and therefore more enjoyable with meaning and purpose to the days outing. All it did was whets one appetite to go back for a longer time and go trekking in the Mt. Cradle National Park.

, Aug 2017

This is an excellent trip if you would like to experience Cradle mountain.
During the stop at the visitor centre, keep an eye for wombat as they roam freely in the area. There was plenty of time to do the glacier stone hike nice view from here and a walk to the opposite side of the lake.

, Jul 2017

This tour was amazing!

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