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World Heritage Tour of Cradle Mountain from Launceston

By Tours Tasmania
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  • Exploring the iconic scenery of Cradle Mountain National Park

  • Stand on the shore of the spectacular setting of Dove Lake

  • Enjoy some short introductory walks and interpretation to the area

  • Visit Sheffield the ‘Town of Murals’ with over 30 murals

  • Taste a variety of local cheeses or tasty local ice-cream

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September 2020
















About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Professionally guided and interpreted walks

  • What's included

    National Parks Entrance Fees

  • What's included

    Pickup and drop off available from select Central city Launceston Hotels & Hostels

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's included

    Free tastings at Ashgrove Cheese

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • Minimum age to participate in tour is 8 years

  • Our tours are active and visit National Parks and wild areas that involve some walking. We focus on the “Great Short Walks” of Tasmania. Although most of the walks are classified as easy, a suitable level of general health & fitness and physical abilities is essential.

  • All tour participants will be participating in outdoor, active activities and therefore subject to the outdoor weather conditions of the day. Please dress appropriately to the conditions of the day

  • There is no maximum age provided all participants have a sense of adventure and reasonable level of fitness and mobility.

  • We provide accurate interpretation, and keep wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing our guests how to view wildlife with patience and respect. Activities are always confined to tracks and boardwalks to minimise negative impacts.

  • We do not provide food or drinks as part of the tour. We do provide an opportunity to stop along the way, where you can purchase a take away lunch, bakery style sandwiches and rolls.

  • Minimum numbers apply

What you can expect

Cradle Mountain National Park is an area of iconic scenery with a wide variety of walking trails to choose from in this stunning World Heritage listed area. With around 5 hours to spend in the National Park we leave our walking itinerary flexible to suit our guests and the weather conditions on the day.

After departing Launceston we enjoy a short stop in Sheffield – The Town of Murals. Sheffield is a small and quirky village where the history of the Cradle Mountain region is depicted in artworks across the buildings throughout the town, this includes the opportunity to see the famous Eason’s Mural.

We continue our journey into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5 hours of possible walking time before us. We begin with a series of short walks to Rainforest City and Pencil Pine Falls. From here we can choose from the gentle and iconic Dove Lake Circuit an easy 2 hour walk with amazing mountain views. For the more active, we offer the chance to climb to the loftier heights of Marion’s Lookout. This walk is well rewarded with amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding World Heritage wilderness area.

Enjoy lunch by a quiet stream, watch the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their natural habitat, or enjoy the many photographic opportunities that abound. Learn some of the local history as we visit Weindorfer’s Chalet and see the ancient King Billy Pines on Weindorfer’s Forest Walk.
Cradle Mountain is the backdrop for a truly memorable and not to be missed Tasmanian experience.
On our return to Launceston, we stop and sample some local tasty products at the award-winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory.

We return to Launceston around 6.30pm after a huge yet unforgettable Cradle Mountain day.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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Activity Location

  • Cradle Mt National Park
  • Cradle Mountain Tasmania 7306

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Pickup available from select Hotels and Hostels located in the central city area
  • 28 Seaport Boulevard
  • Newnham Tasmania 7250
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