Tour ID: 10058973
As soon as you leave Launceston behind you will be travelling through beautiful countryside, quaint towns, dense forest and mountainous terrain. Your first view of Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake will take your breath away! There is more to this tour, you will learn how cheese is made and taste the famous product that Tasmania is famous for.
Visit the magnificent splendour of Cradle Mountain. Travelling deep into the Tasmanian forest from Launceston, surround yourself in the pristine waterfalls, lakes and wildlife of this World Heritage listed National Park.
• Travel through green pastures south west of Launceston, towards Cradle Mountain National Park
• Pass through the quaint and historical towns of Carrick, Hagley, Westbury, Deloraine and Sheffield
• Take a guided walk around Dove Lake, or explore on your own.
• Traverse through dense forest and mountainous terrain and look for wombats, potoroos and wallabies in Cradle Mountain National Park
This amazing tour departs from the corner of Cimitiere and St John Streets, Launceston, with accommodation pickups available on request at 8:30 am. Receive fresh fruit and a bottle of water on boarding your coach to help sustain you on your journey. Our modern comfortable coach and friendly driver take you and your fellow travellers towards the spectacular Cradle Mountain National Park. You will visit the rural farming town of Deloraine to enjoy the country feel and culture. With its perfect location, it serves as a starting point to explore the area of Cradle Mountain, with the backdrop of the Great Western Tiers.
While visiting this beautiful region, you will make several stops at various interesting spots. You will take an interesting look at Sheffield – also known as ‘The Town of Murals’. The first vibrant mural was painted in December 1986 and since this time, over 60 murals that depict the areas natural beauty and rich history are painted on walls and buildings throughout this town. A number of artists’ studios are open to the public and these include fine art, photography, glass, pottery, woodcraft and ceramics.
While in the valley, you will also visit Waldheim Chalet, or ‘Home in the Forest’ where you can enjoy a forest walk. The building of this unique facility was commenced in March 1912 by Kate and Gustav Weindorfers and it enabled the tourist of yesteryear and today to stay in comfort in this spectacular region. This purpose built chalet was constructed of King Billy pine, harvested from the adjacent forest.
We will visit the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre for an insight into the local area before taking in the scenery on foot on a guided walk around Dove Lake which nestles in the shadow of the majestic Cradle Mountain. You'll spend approximatly 2hrs and 40mins in the Dove Lake area walking and enjoying your freshly prepared lunch. You can also choose to explore the Dove Lake on your own if you prefer not to take the guided walk.
After a wonderful day of spectacular sightseeing combined with interesting stops along the way, you’ll arrive back in Launceston at approximately 5.15 pm and be dropped off at your original pickup location.
National Park entry fees, lunch, fresh fruit, bottle of water.
8:00 AM Daily
Corner Cimitiere and St John Streets, Launceston or hotel pickups available on request - please advise hotel name and address at time of booking should you require a hotel pick up and we advise the most convenient location in your confirmation email.
Children 4 – 14 years inclusive (15 and over is an adult, under 4 is free).
A comfort stop is provided in Sheffield en-route to Cradle Mountain.
Deloraine, Cradle Mountain and Sheffield
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