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Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston

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Launceston, Australia
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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

A visit to Cradle Mountain is a must-do when visiting Launceston. Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness Heritage Area and considered one of Tasmania’s most iconic landmarks, Cradle Mountain offers excellent hiking opportunities in a spectacular natural setting. Your guide tailors your tour to your interests, with the option to take an easier walk to Dove Lake, or a more challenging hike up the mountain. Enjoy informative commentary, sweeping views, wildlife sightings of wombats and wallabies, and stops in Sheffield and at the Ashgrove Cheese Factory en route.
  • Explore Cradle Mountain National Park & World Heritage Area (4-5 hours)
  • Enjoy some short introductory walks and interpretation to the area
  • Visit Sheffield the ‘Town of Murals’ with over 30 murals painted across the town showing the history of the area.
  • Taste a variety of local cheeses or reward yourself with a local ice-cream at Ashgrove Cheese
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Walking tours
National Park entrance fees
Professionally guided and interpreted walks
Free tastings at Ashgrove Cheese
We offer a Hotel pick up from most central city Hotels and Hostels
• Food and drinks (please either pre purchase, or there will be the opportunity to purchase on tour)
• We do not offer pick ups from Air BnB’s and private residences

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
• Hotel pick ups are scheduled between 7.00am - 7.25am from select hotels and hostels in the central city area (tour departs Launceston at 7.30am)

• Hotel pick ups need to be arranged directly with the tour operator prior to your departure

• If pick up has not been arranged, our general pick up point is as follows: 7.15am from Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 28 Cameron Street, Launceston

Departure Time

7:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age to participate in tour is 8 years
  • This is an active tour with walking involved; a suitable level of general health & fitness and physical abilities is essential
  • 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 minimize negative impacts.
  • Hotel pickup time is between 7 AM and 7:30 AM depending on your location. Hotel pickup is available from central city Hotels and Hostels ( no AirBnB’s). Please arrange pickup from your hotel at least 48 hours prior to departure with the tour operator.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We reserve the right to vary any trip in the event of bad weather or road closure and will incur no liability for any such alteration.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours Tasmania

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston.

Traveler Tips


  • "You need to wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for a walk." See review
  • "Visiting Cradle Mountain is a must when you are in Tasmania." See review
  • "Absolutely recommend going, and climbing to Marion's Lookout if you're reasonably fit." See review

Reviews

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Excellent day trip with a lot of hiking!
Emelie_J
, Jan 2021
The absolute best part of this tour was the fact that we could choose which track to hike at Cradle Mountain, so no need to go in a group and having to wait for slower walkers. It was a bit hectic but there is time to hike up to Marions Lookout then do the trail around the lake. Our tour guide was super friendly and helpful.
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An absolute-must
Jacinta_B
, Dec 2020
I really enjoyed this tour, and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Our tour guide Graeme was very engaging and knowledgable. The tour was well-organised and allowed ample time to ensure everyone could hike and explore Cradle Mountain at their own pace. I challenged myself to ascend to Marion's lookout, and was well-worth the view. This hike is a lot more challenging and requires a medium level of fitness. The walk around Dove Lake is gentle 5km loop and is very picturesque. If you are lucky, you may also meet some local furry friends. Our tour was very fortunate to have mild and clear weather, but Graeme had additional jackets and gloves as the weather at Cradle Mountain is known to be temperamental and easily change. We didn't stop at the cheese factory due to renovations, instead stopped at a quant raspberry farm, and indulged in yummy raspberry gelato. A perfect treat to end the tour.
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Extraordinary
Liezl_F
, Dec 2020
Excellent tour! The view was excellent and our tour guide is friendly and accommodating! Good job tour Tasmania and keep up the good work Graeme!
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So worth it!
Ash
, Mar 2020
Brilliant trip! Shout out to our tour guide Graeme, who told us a brief history about all locations visited but also allowed all the freedom to explore ourselves. I was a solo traveller (28yo female) and there were other solo travellers on the tour, and two of us ended up hiking together. We did the long hike to Marion’s Lookout, but both offer amazing views of Cradle Mountain. It is hard to get a bad photo. Would highly recommend! Plus the bakery and cheese factory stop we’re great!
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Cradle mountain
Fearless136950
, Nov 2019
This was a very good tour but weather was appalling, icy rain, freezing cold. However, once you are wet you are wet and I was never going to be here again so I made the most of it and did the dove lake tour which was beautiful but so so cold and wet. Graham did supply coats, hats and gloves which was very much appreciated as I would not have been able to leave the bus otherwise.
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star-5
Stunning view!
Kira B
, Oct 2019
At Cradle Mountain, everyone got to choose which hike path they wanted to do. I went with the Marions Lookout followed by Dove Lake hike (it took us 4 hrs, including photo stops and a quick lunch break). The hike to Marions Lookout was fairly tough because it was most uphill and there were some incredibly steeps areas, but the view at the top made it all the worth it! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to give us plenty of information along the trip. This is a great way to experience Cradle Mountain if you only have a day to do it!
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star-5
Great 1 day walking trip!
ewong6
, Sep 2019
Knowledgeable guide who could give you estimates of walk times to maximise your day at the Mountain.
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star-5
Amazing experience!
CarlaB4336
, Jul 2019
A nice and well-organized tour. Because we visited in winter, they provided rain jacket, socks, hand gloves, and beanie for the participants. You need to wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for a walk. Saw few wombats, but unfortunately we couldn't see the peak due to heavy fog.
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Companion46383070367
, Jun 2019
Refer to our BR700580258-R6D4AQN We only know that we were unable to go to Cradle Mountain on the day of the tour (29th May 2019 morning). As a reputable online TAS Tour Agency, you should inform us in advance and offer an option to us, rather then pushing us to other places of interest which are not our preferred choice. You are "fooling and cheating" the customers. As explained to the staff, Mr Lachlan of Visitor Information Centre, Northern Tasmania, that visiting Cradle Mountain is the main itinerary for the visitors coming to Tasmania. He confirmed that he had brought the issue and email to the tour operation manager on 30th May 2019 and he said the manager will contact us within 24hrs. If your company refuses to address our concerns and issues, then, no choice, we will file the report to the TAS tourism higher authority and also share our bad experience pertaining to our booking on the FACEBOOK and other social media.
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Great trip
puicheungy
, May 2019
Great tour for visitors in Launceston. Cradle mountain is a must visit place in TAS. We walked along the whole Dove Lake once and took many photos with Cradle Mountain.
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