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).