Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston

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Cradle Mountain is a not to be missed highlight when visiting Launceston, Tasmania. Discover this amazing wilderness area as you enjoy 5-hours exploring the Cradle Mountain day walking area, with a variety of short and longer walking options. See beautiful Dove Lake, climb to a lofty peak for amazing views, discover the local wombats and the natural history of this World Heritage environment. Highlights • Explore Cradle Mountain National Park & World Heritage Area (4-5 hours) • Stand on the shore of the spectacular setting of Dove Lake • Enjoy some short introductory walks and interpretation to the area • Walk along the “Rainforest City” & “Pencil Pine Falls” tracks • Take on the Dove Lake circuit walk (easy grade 6km’s) • Or, take on the harder walk to the lofty views of Marion’s Lookout (medium grade 3 hours) • Explore the historic Weindorfers Chalet

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Tours Tasmania

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At:

We depart Launceston and head towards Sheffield, the town of murals and,enjoy a short stop here.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Sheffield

The Town of Murals. Sheffield is a small and quirky rural village, in the foothills of the mountains. Sheffield is Tasmania’s own outdoor art gallery, featuring over 100 paintings on the walls of buildings across the town. The artwork depicts the history of the Cradle Mountain region and is a great taster of what is to come, before we continue onwards into the mountains.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Cradle Mountain

We arrive at Cradle Mountain National Park, an area of iconic scenery with a wide variety of walking trails to choose. Cradle Mountain is a stunning and World Heritage listed area. We leave our walking itinerary flexible to suit our guests and the weather conditions on the day. Arriving at the Cradle Mountain National Park, we prepare for the walking opportunities ahead of us. We aim for around 4 – 5 hours in the National Park, to really make the most of the trails. We begin with a series of short walks to Rainforest City and Pencil Pine Falls, 2 short and easy walks that introduce us to the area.

Duration: 5 hour

Stop At: Dove Lake Circuit

Our main hike for today's tour, begins from Dove Lake with 2 walking options available. Here you can choose your preferred main walk. There is the iconic Dove Lake Circuit, which is a 6 kilometre track, classified as easy and usually takes 2-3 hours. This is one of the premier walks in Tasmania, the track undulates around Dove Lake and traverses beneath Cradle Mountain. All the magnificent flora can be viewed on this walk, with buttongrass, myrtle, sassafras, fagus and King Billy Pine along the way, along with epic views of Cradle Mountain.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Marion's Lookout Walk

For the more active and avid hiker, we offer the chance to climb to the loftier heights of Marion’s Lookout. This is around 4 kilometers but is classified as a medium grade hike, with some steep sections. Marions Lookout sits at 1200m and provides breathtaking 360 degree views of the surrounding World Heritage wilderness area.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At:

We stop along the way for a lunch break, enjoy a rest by a quiet stream, watch the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their natural habitat, or take the time to photograph the landscapes. Learn some of the local history as we visit Weindorfer’s Chalet and see the ancient King Billy Pines on Weindorfer’s Forest Walk.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At:

On our return to Launceston, we stop to refresh and refuel at the delicious Van Dieman's Land Ice Creamery and Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm. We return into Launceston around 6.00 – 6.30pm after a huge yet unforgettable Cradle Mountain day.

Duration: 30 minutes
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