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Walk Cradle Mountain National Park

Walk Cradle Mountain National Park

From $ 1,695 AUD

Description

Tasmania certainly makes a dramatic first impression, especially the dizzying diversity of landscapes within Cradle Mountain National Park. Hike through an ancient world of jagged peaks, dramatic lakes and thick forests on a 4-day walking adventure. The unusual wildlife here is just as fascinating – let your local leader introduce you to unique plants, discover nocturnal animals during a nighttime tour, come face to face with the iconic Tasmanian devil at a conservation facility then round off your journey with a trip down the Cradle to Coast tasting trail. This isolated island is bound to enchant you.

Trip Name
Walk Cradle Mountain National Park
Last Updated
2021-06-19
Days
4
Capacity
11
Highlights
  • Explore the unbelievable landscapes of Cradle Mountain National Park on a series of hikes, uncovering a land of stunning lakes, dazzling peaks and fascinating forests filled with unique plant life.
  • Discover Tasmania’s nocturnal creatures during a nighttime wildlife spotting tour. Wombats, pademelons, wallabies, quolls and Tasmanian devils can all be found after dark.
  • Get up close and personal with Tasmania’s most iconic creature – the Tasmanian devil. Visit a wildlife conservation facility to meet these endangered animals then enjoy sunset drinks around a campfire.
  • Take your tastebuds on a trip along the famously delicious Cradle to Coast tasting trail, stopping in with artisanal producers of some of Tasmania’s tastiest treats.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Launceston
Welcome to Tasmania! A land of dazzling peaks, shady forests and picturesque lakes, there are few better destinations for hiking. Your adventure kicks off in Launceston, where you’ll meet your local leader and fellow travellers at 9am, then it’s time to hit the road for a scenic drive to Sheffield. This quirky little town is known for its painted murals which you’ll have some time to admire as you stop in and pick up some lunch. Carry on to the spectacular Cradle Mountain National Park. Settle in to your accommodation then head out to discover the beauty of the park on foot. Starting from the beautiful Dove Lake at the foot of Cradle Mountain, follow a 6km circuit along the base of the mountain and through rainforest, passing by the King Billy Pine Forest, the Pencil falls and plenty of Tasmania’s unique plant life. After your walk, perhaps get to know your group over dinner at your accommodation. Once the sun has gone down, head out into the night for a guided wildlife spotting tour. Your expert local guide will help to find fascinating nocturnal creatures like wombats, pademelons, wallabies, quolls and of course, Tasmanian devils.
Day 2 - Cradle Mountain
Lace up your boots for another day of hiking through the awe-inspiring landscapes of Cradle Mountain National Park. Depending on conditions, there are two hikes available to you today. The Lake Lilla track begins at Ronny Creek, a popular for spot for wombats to hang out, and detours to the picturesque Wombat Pool and the dramatic Crater Lake. If you’re feeling really active, you’ll also have the chance to climb up to Marion’s Lookout for one of the best views in the park. Your second option is an amazing trek to the Twisted Lakes and Lake Rodway, passing through ever-changing scenery – you’re going to want to have your camera out for this one! Whichever trek you take, you’ll stop for a picnic lunch in a scenic spot and enjoy some time to take in your wild surroundings. After your trek, return to your accommodation via shuttle bus and rest up for an exciting day tomorrow.
Day 3 - Cradle Mountain
This morning you may like to head to the delightful little town of Rosebery and set out on a walk to the incredible Montezuma Falls, taking around three hours. Follow the path of a former tramway through lush rainforest before arriving at the base of the falls and a suspension bridge strung across the forest below. Named after an Aztec emperor, you’ll soon see that this impressive waterfall lives up to its moniker. For lunch today, perhaps stop in at a local cafe or pub to recharge your batteries. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, then as the sun begins to set, head out to meet Tasmania’s most emblematic animal, the Tasmanian devil. Pay a visit to a wildlife conservation facility aimed at protecting these endangered creatures. Watch how they feed, learn their story, visit the nursery and meet some of the facility’s youngest residents. Finish with drinks around a campfire as the sun sets over Cradle Mountain and listen out for the unmistakable sound of the devils.
Day 4 - Launceston
After breakfast, stretch your legs with a final walk in the area, then say goodbye to Cradle Mountain and pull onto one of the world’s most delicious roads – the famous Cradle to Coast tasting trail. This celebrated stretch of road is home to artisanal producers of Tasmania’s tastiest treats. Make several stops along the way – offering up everything from honey to wine, this journey is sure to be a trip for your tastebuds. Arrive back to Launceston in the mid-afternoon, at which point your adventure will come to an end.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
26-10-202129-10-2021AUD $ 1,695-
03-11-202106-11-2021AUD $ 1,695-
08-11-202111-11-2021AUD $ 1,695-
15-12-202118-12-2021AUD $ 1,695-
20-12-202123-12-2021AUD $ 1,695-
11-01-202214-01-2022AUD $ 1,695-
19-01-202222-01-2022AUD $ 1,695-
01-02-202204-02-2022AUD $ 1,695-
12-04-202215-04-2022AUD $ 1,695-
19-04-202222-04-2022AUD $ 1,695-
10-05-202213-05-2022AUD $ 1,695-
13-06-202216-06-2022AUD $ 1,695-
11-07-202214-07-2022AUD $ 1,695-
08-08-202211-08-2022AUD $ 1,695-
05-09-202208-09-2022AUD $ 1,695-
12-09-202215-09-2022AUD $ 1,695-
03-10-202206-10-2022AUD $ 1,695-
31-10-202203-11-2022AUD $ 1,695-
08-11-202211-11-2022AUD $ 1,695-
22-11-202225-11-2022AUD $ 1,695-
06-12-202209-12-2022AUD $ 1,695-
20-12-202223-12-2022AUD $ 1,695-
26-12-202229-12-2022AUD $ 1,695-

Accommodation

Hotel (3 Nights)

Transport

Private Vehicle

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