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Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip from Launceston

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Launceston, Australia
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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
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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

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7:30 AM

Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

• 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
  • 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
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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
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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
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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
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  • "You need to wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for a walk." See review
  • "This hike is a lot more challenging and requires a medium level of fitness." See review
  • "Absolutely recommend going, and climbing to Marion's Lookout if you're reasonably fit." See review


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Scenery to remember for a lifetime
, Jul 2021
Graeme is a font of knowledge and brought Tasmania to life even before we had arrived at the national park. The hikes to the peak and around the lake were both scenic and dotted with rest stops at which one could enjoy the ever-changing views of Cradle Mountain and colours of the water. If you fancy a day of exploration, fresh air and scenery you will remember for a lifetime, this is the tour for you. Please note some sections are bit icy in winter, but this is not a problem if you allow a bit of extra time. Enjoy!
Truly magical
, May 2021
OMG, Cradle Mountain was spectacular, very picturesque. My mum and I did the 3 hour walking trek around Dove Lake, it was tiring, but 100% worth it, the scenery was absolutely stunning. We also stopped at Sheffields, town of Murals, a small quirky rural village. We bought our food/ lunch here to take on our tour to Cradle Mountain. Also learnt some local history as we visited Waldheim, Gustav Weindorfer's forest home, Weindorfers Chalet. It was incredible seeing how he and his wife lived in the wilderness. We had a fabulous, very knowledgable tour guide, and it was overall a fantastic experience. Definitely a MUST DO when visiting Launceston.
, Apr 2021
We had a wonderful day at Cradle mountain the hike around Dove lake was fantastic and the drive up from Launceston was so beautiful. Rita our guide for the day was great she had coats, gloves and beanies if you didn’t have your own and knew a lot about the area. Highly recommended and don’t forget some warm clothing
Inspiring landscape
, Apr 2021
The walk around Dove lake was awesome, our driver was knowledgeable and a delight to travel with. Jen in the office was fabulous at solving a transport issue. Suitable tracks for all walkers.
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1 day in the Cradle Mt area
, Apr 2021
I really enjoyed this 1-day trip to the Cradle Mt. area. While climbing Cradle Mt. isn’t part of the itinerary (the climb is 3+ hrs each way), we did get to Marion’s Lookout, and enjoyed great 360 degree views. Then we descended the “quick way” and walked around Dove Lake. We covered 9-10km in about 4 hours. It was a solid workout! Our guide Graeme (hope I’ve spelt that correctly) was very professional, and showed great knowledge and experience of the area. He was very easy to communicate with - on a wide range of topics. I highly recommend Tours Tasmania.
Excellent day trip with a lot of hiking!
, 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.
An absolute-must
, 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.
, 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!
So worth it!
, 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!
Cradle mountain
, 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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