Cradle Mountain Day Tour From Launceston

Experience the natural beauty and wildlife on Tasmania’s premier day tour!

Launceston, Australia
DurationDuration11 hrs
Start & End TimeStart & End TimeStart 7am, End 6.30pm
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffIncluded
Fitness LevelFitness LevelLow/Medium
MealsMealsNot Included
Start & End LocationStart & End LocationLaunceston

What's Included

  • National parks entrance fees 
  • Professionally guided and interpreted walks
  • Central Launceston Hotel & Backpacker Hostel pick up and drop off 
  • Free tastings at Ashgrove Cheese


Where you'll visit:

  • Cradle Mountain National Park (4-5 hours)
  • Walk along the Rainforest City & Pencil Pine Falls tracks
  • Take on the Dove Lake circuit walk (easy grade 2-3 hours)
  • Or, take on the harder walk of Marion’s Lookout (medium grade 2-3 hours) 
  • Weindorfers Chalet
  • Weindorfer's Forest walk
  • Sheffield the ‘Town of Murals’ with over 30 murals painted across the town showing the history of the area

What's Excluded

  • Food and drinks. You may bring your lunch with you or the tour will stop to give you an opportunity to purchase a bakery style takeaway lunch on the day

What to Expect

Cradle Mountain National Park is an area of beautiful scenery with a wide variety of walking trails to choose from! You'll get 5 hours to spend in the national park with a flexible walking itinerary to suit your (and the weather's) conditions on the day.  

After departing Launceston, the tour makes 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 Eason’s Mural.  

The tour continues into the mountains and arrives at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with about 5 hours of possible walking time. The tour begins with a series of short walks to Rainforest City and Pencil Pine Falls. From here, you can choose between the gentle and iconic Dove Lake Circuit (an easy 2-hour walk with amazing mountain views), or climb the loftier heights of Marion’s Lookout. This walk is well rewarded with amazing 360-degree views of the surrounding World Heritage wilderness area.


Take a break and enjoy lunch by a quiet stream and watch wombats in their natural habitat! You'll also learn some of the local history as the tour visits Weindorfer’s Chalet and continues to Weindorfer’s Forest walk.


Cradle Mountain is the backdrop for a truly memorable Tasmanian experience! On your return to Launceston, the tour stops to sample local products at Ashgrove Cheese Factory. You'll return to Launceston at 6.30 pm after a huge, yet unforgettable Cradle Mountain day.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Sensible shoes for walking   
  • A variety of warm clothing, beanie/hat/gloves·   
  • Weatherproof jacket if possible
  • Hat/Sunscreen
  • Water bottle, snacks, lunch (or buy it on the day)
  • Camera   


Terms & Conditions:
  • This tour is not suitable for children under 8 years of age
  • This tour visits National Parks and wild areas that involve some walking. It's suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness
  • Tasmania is subject to weather conditions that can change quickly at any time of year. The tour operates in the rain and snow, so we recommend that you bring clothing and footwear suitable for warm, cold or wet conditions
  • The tour reserves the right to cancel departures if there they do not have sufficient numbers of passengers for travel
Cancellation Policy:
  • 30 Days - 14 days before departure 25% of tour or package price
  • 13 days - 48 hrs before departure 50% of tour or package price
  • Within 48 hrs or no shows 100% of tour or package price 

Pickup Locations

  • Arthouse Hostel
  • Best Western Plus Launceston
  • Colonial on Elizabeth
  • Commodore Regent
  • Elphin Motel & Serviced Apartments
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
  • Kilmarnock House
  • Kurrajong House
  • Launceston Backpackers
  • Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments
  • Location Not Yet Decided
  • Mantra Charles Hotel Launceston
  • Mercure Hotel Launceston
  • My Hotel is Not Listed
  • Peppers Silo Hotel
  • Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston
  • Sporties Hotel
  • The Grand Hotel Launceston
  • The Mews Motel
  • The Sebel Launceston

Tour Operator

Tours Tasmania
20 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

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