Cradle Mountain Family Walking Tour | Cradle Mountain Family Holidays

Cradle Mountain Short Escape

The iconic Cradle Mountain National Park is yours to share with your family on this short & exciting walking holiday. Carrying just a day pack, explore the base of the Great Western Tiers on foot before a visit to the fascinating caves of the Mole Creek Karst National Park. It's then on to the Cradle Mountain National Park high country where you'll have a number of impressive walks to choose from, you can even tackle the summit of Cradle Mountain (weather permitting). Sharing the 360-degree panoramic views of Tasmania's highest mountains and surrounding wilderness area from its summit with your children will inspire them to want to explore even more. Nearby in the Forth Valley, you can all climb to the summit of Mt Roland, from where you'll be greeted with 360 degree views of Bass Strait, Cradle Mountain and the prominent Barn Bluff. This is a fantastic introduction to active travel for the whole family.

Brief Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Depart Launceston for a walk at the base of the Great Western Tiers, cave visit at Mole Creek Karst National Park, transfer to Cradle Mountain National Park
  • DAY 2 Full days walk to the summit of Cradle Mountain (weather permitting) or Dove Lake, Marion's Lookout, Hanson's Peak and others. Transfer to Lemonthyme Lodge
  • DAY 3 Ascend Mt Roland, return to Launceston.

recommendations (4)

It was a great trip and we had a wonderful guide from Tasmanian Expeditions. Thanks to Tommo we had healthy lunches prepared for us to be packed for our hikes and hot meals cooked for us at night. The walk around Dove Lake, the laborious climb to the summit of Cradle Mountain with 360 degree views, the visit to the Devils' Sanctuary and the King Billy Walk where we saw an ancient King Billy tree (more than 1500 years old) were all eye-opening experiences.

Fun L. via TripAdvisor

The advice on packing and clothing to bring was spot on perfect. Thank you for that! Keep up the great experiences you provide. We appreciated the flora, fauna and geologic information staff gave during the hikes.

T. Armstrong. Branchburg, NJ, USA.

We are still talking and laughing about the fantastic few days we spent in Cradle Mountain with your funny, talented, very hard working guides ("the beards") and a couple of fellow travellers with whom we'd be happy to become friends.

The whole trip was a delight; the locations and wildlife exceeded anything we'd read or been told about; and we both fell in love with Tasmania and its wonderful inhabitants.

Can't thank you enough for opening our eyes to the many & varied joys of this beautiful state and the sheer joy of just quietly (or noisily) walking.

L Butler. Darlinghurst, NSW. Australia

Ben & Mick were excellent. Very passionate & knowledgeable. Everything was very easy and of a high quality. Thank you.

Jackie McRae. Churchlands, Australia.



MEALS: *2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners ACCOMMODATION: *1 nights accommodation at Waldheim Cabins (4-8 share) *1 nights accommodation at Lemonthyme Lodge GUIDES: Professional guide/s TRANSPORT: *Transport by private minibus *Sleeping bag & inner sheet *Emergency communications & group first aid kit PLUS: * National Park fees


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  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Next Trip: 20 December 2017
Pricing (Adult / Child): AU $1,195.00 / AU $800.00

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