Cradle Mountain Active Day Trip From Launceston

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 29 Cameron St, Launceston TAS 7250, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Cradle Mountain is a not to be missed highlight when visiting Launceston, Tasmania. Discover thisamazing 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.

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 6kms)
Or, take on the harder walk to the lofty views of Marions Lookout (medium grade 3 hours)
Explore the historic Weindorfers Chalet


  • All entrance fees included
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Cradle Mountain National Park is an area of iconic scenery with a huge variety of walking trails to choose from in this stunning world heritage listed area. With around 5-hours to spend in the National Park, the walking itinerary is flexible to suit guests and the weather conditions on the day.

After departing Launceston, enjoy a short stop in Sheffield The Town of Murals. Sheffield is a small and quirky village where the history of the Cradle Mountain region is depicted in artworks across the buildings throughout the town, this includes the opportunity to see the famous Easons Mural.

Continue your journey into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5-hours of possible walking time before you. Choose from the gentle and iconic Dove Lake Circuit or climb to loftier peaks to view the vastness of the surrounding World Heritage Area from Marions Lookout. Enjoy lunch by a quiet stream, watch the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their natural habitat, or enjoy the many photographic opportunities that abound. Your tour guides will carefully assist to ensure everyone has an opportunity to enjoy short, easy or longer walks that best suit everyone and the day ahead.

Cradle Mountain is the backdrop for a truly memorable and not to be missed Tasmanian experience.

On the return journey to Launceston, stop and sample some local tasty products at the award winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory. Return to Launceston around 7pm after a huge yet unforgettable Cradle Mountain day.


Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Walking tours

National Park entrance fees

Professionally guided and interpreted walks

We offer a Hotel pick up from select central city Hotels

Entry/Admission - Cradle Mountain

Entry/Admission - Dove Lake Circuit

Entry/Admission - Marion's Lookout Walk

Entry/Admission - Weindorfers Forest Walk


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 BnBs and private residences

Additional Info

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 AirBnBs). 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 experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

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

Your safety is our priority. Tours operate in compliance with current local regulations.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Oct-2022

    Perfect day out and perfect weather. Unless you have your own transport this is an absolute MUST do trip when in Launceston. Superbly well organised and coordinated to cater for different fitness levels and needs. A very special place to visit. Graeme is an excellent guide and driver and nothing is too much trouble in ensuring that all guests have everything they need to get the most from the day. Cheers Graeme , thanks for a memorable day.

  • 24-Sep-2022

    Damien was friendly and full of knowledge. The weather started poorly and we didn't know if it would clear enough to see Cradle Mountain, thankfully it cleared and the view was incredible but Damien had plenty of back up plans to make sure we all have a great day regardless of the weather!

  • 02-Jul-2022

    Fantastic tour. Graeme was an excellent guide, full of knowledge and provided clear instructions for our hike up the mountain. Certainly recommend this tour, in fact it would be among the top couple of day tours we have ever taken, if not the best. We took the option for the hike up to Marion’s lookout with our 10 year old. Whilst challenging in parts it was done fairly comfortably. Our son led the party down to the bottom. Going down using the link path looked challenging and steep but with the chains provided for much of the trip down it was relatively straightforward. Anyone who is reasonably fit can do the hike up to Marion’s. The hike is clearly identifiable, has some boardwalks, good steps and markers to tell you where to go. There is a steep bit towards the top which has chains you use to pull you up. But really not too difficult (imo). Again highly recommend this day trip. You will certainly get a good nights sleep after the day.

  • 17-Jun-2022

    The food at Sheffield Town has next level. I wish if we could stay there for a bit more. Our tour guide Graeme was a nice bloke, and we had a lot of fun doing the full dove lake circuit. Definitely going to come here again during summer.

  • 21-May-2022

    A freezing morning turned into a stunning day in the Cradle Mountain National Park. Our driver/guide Graeme was amazing - full of knowledge and expertise not only on the Mountain but also pointing out sites and places of interest along the way. Small group of six, able to spend ample time in the Park and choose walks to our ability. Highly recommend Tours Tasmaina for hiking in this special place

  • 07-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!

  • 27-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.

  • 16-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

  • 14-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.

  • 01-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.

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