Tasmania: Cradle Mountain

4 days / Guided walking

Launceston to Launceston

Tasmania: Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most desirable walking destinations and a stunning wilderness region.  We visit glacially carved lakes, ancient rainforests, and seek out some of the parks hidden highlights. This is one of Australia’s most iconic natural areas and a truly inspiring location to visit.

TRIP STYLE

Guided Walking

DURATION/LENGTH

4 days/35 kms

DATES

May 11, 2022

START/END POINT

Launceston to Launceston

GRADING

Moderate

PRICE P/P TWIN SHARE

From AUD 2,260

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This trip starts and ends in the city of Launceston and our experienced guide will take us to our starting point, Cradle Mountain Village.

Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most desirable walking destinations and a stunning wilderness region. Enjoy walking segments of the famous Overland Track, spot wombats grazing on the grassy plains and hike over mountainous terrain for magnificent views.

We’ll be walking approximately 6-11 kms per day on a range of easy to moderate trails. This walk suits most people with a good level of fitness.

Accommodation is in cabin style accommodation, with shared bathroom facilities and a separate toilet.

Day 1 | Cradle Valley Boardwalk, Weindorfers Forest + Waldheim  | 9 km / 4 hours

Departing Launceston, our initial drive takes us into the Mersey River valley, and along the base of the Great Western Tiers.  We stop for morning tea and trip briefing, then it’s a little over an hours drive before we arrive into Cradle Mountain Village and the main visitor centre.  Here we will put out the lunch spread, fruit, etc and you can make your lunch to take out on the trail.

We then head out into the Park for a walk along the Cradle Valley Boardwalk and up to Ronny Creek car park and up to the Waldheim picnic shelter, from there we walk through Weindorfers Forest Circuit.

Then we will head off to our accommodation where your guides will prepare pre-dinner nibbles and dinner.

Day 2 | Cradle Mountain National Park | 6-8 km / 3-4 hours

Today we head back to the entrance of Cradle Mountain National Park and take part in a series of short walks to showcase the rainforest, waterfalls and magnificent king billy pines including the King Billy Walk and Enchanted Walk.  You will also see some different endemic flora of Tasmania.

Day 3 | Dove Lake Circuit | 6-8 km / 2-3 hours

Today we will wander through typical Tasmanian rainforest around Dove Lake. The Lake is one of the best-known walks in Tasmania, the Dove Lake Circuit is also the most easily accessible short walk in the Cradle Mountain region.

At just 6 km, the flat, gravel and duckboard track is very easy going, leaving you to focus entirely on the jagged peak of Cradle Mountain, which looms above the track. Depending on the weather, Cradle Mountain can seem brooding or pastoral or inviting.

Along the way, there is a great mix of terrain including scrubby button grass, sandy beaches, cascading streams and at the mid-point of the walk, a very special rainforest known as the Ballroom Forest.

In the afternoon we head off to enjoy the Kynvet Falls walk. This is an easy boardwalk that leads you down to the base of the Pencil Pine Falls and continues to the top of Knyvet Falls.

Day 4 | Westmorland Falls | 6 km / 2 hours

This morning is our last at Cradle Mountain.  We travel about 1.5 hours before arriving at Mole Creek for our walk to the beautiful Westmorland Falls. The track is an 2 hour return walk with unspoiled rainforest that surrounds the high, magnificent cascade of Westmorland Falls, as well as a series of smaller cascades in the surrounding area.

After our walk we then make our way back to Launceston, with an estimate arrival time about 4pm.

Inclusions
• Return transfers from Launceston CBD
• 3 nights accommodation
• 4 lunches, 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners
• Trail mix, fresh fruit, pre-dinner nibbles
• Professional guiding and support each day
• All national park entry fees

Optional Inclusions
• Single supplement for your own room in a two bedroom cabin, sharing the bathroom with 1 or 2 other guests.

Not Included
• Flights
• Travel to trip’s starting point (Launceston)
• Transfers not already outlined in detailed trip itinerary

THE WALKING
Moderate – This itinerary is carefully designed for easy to manage walking days.

TRIP GRADE
Moderate – This itinerary is carefully designed for easy to manage walking days.

INSURANCE & MEDICAL COVER
For our Wandering the World Australian walks, we strongly recommend suitable travel insurance to cover any loss which may be suffered due to your need to cancel your trip for any personal reason. We also strongly recommend checking you have adequate medical cover to support you in the unlikely event of an accident while travelling and walking.

BOOKING AND TRAVEL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Wandering the World’s full booking terms and conditions are available upon request and will also accompany your initial invoice for deposit.

“Tasmania is one of Australia’s gems, and Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most desirable walking destinations – don’t miss this fantastic experience”.  – Glenyce, Founder of Wandering the World.