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Cradle Mountain: Day Trip from Launceston with Lunch

1. Cradle Mountain: Day Trip from Launceston with Lunch

Meet your coach at one of the Launceston pickup points, and travel in comfort to Cradle Mountain National Park. Take a 15-minute scenic tour through Sheffield to see some of the highlights of the Town of Murals along the way. Journey along the Great Western Tiers of the Central Highlands to arrive at Cradle Mountain Visitor Center. Get a short break before entering the national park to drive to Dove Lake. Embark on a guided nature walk through the rainforest and pass quartzite beaches. Discover the remnants of the last Ice Age at Glacier Rock. Then depart for Waldheim Chalet to enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh rolls, wraps, salad fillings, cheeses, and local meats. Get shown around the first accommodation to open in the national park before a short forest walk, time permitting. Make your way back to Launceston, stopping at the Ashgrove Cheese Farm to taste an amazing array of cheeses and other local produce along the way.

Cradle Mountain National Park by Coach from Launceston

2. Cradle Mountain National Park by Coach from Launceston

Go deep into the Tasmanian forest and experience the solitary wilderness of waterfalls, glacial lakes, rainforest, wildlife and unsurpassed beauty of Cradle Mountain, a World Heritage-listed National Park. Travel through green pastures on your way southwest from Launceston and take in mountain views of the Great Western Tiers as you approach Cradle Mountain National Park. Along the way, pass through the scenic town of Deloraine, the hub between Launceston and Devonport. Travel further inland to take a tour of Sheffield, the town of murals, before traversing through dense forest and mountainous terrain. From there, cross the beautiful Cethana Dam as you arrive in Cradle Mountain National Park, staying on the lookout for wombats, potaroos and wallabies. Then take a short stroll along the Enchanted Forest and enjoy majestic views of pencil pine, lush forests, and a spectacular waterfall. Gaze at the sight of Cradle Mountain hanging over the picturesque Dove Lake, before taking a short walk around the lake for even more views of Cradle Mountain (weather permitting). Afterwards, visit a local chalet and stop at Ashgrove Cheese Farm for a tasting of some famous Tasmanian cheeses, and to learn how they are made, before heading back to Launceston. Limited hotel pick-ups available for this tour.

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What people are saying about Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 140 reviews

The day trip was really good! We got to stop at a few places during the day. Although it was cold, we were lucky that the clouds cleared up and we could see the peaks of Cradle Mountain from the National Park. Note, that this tour does not actually involve climbing Cradle Mountain itself. I do however wish we had more time to spend at the last stop (Cheese Farm) before the day trip ended. 15 minutes wasn't enough if you wanted to have a cheese tasting etc. however you could just choose to come back in your own time too.

We were surprised by how much we enjoyed this tour. Ben was an excellent guide and gave us tons of interesting information all along the way. Another plus was that it was a relatively small group. We expected to be dropped at a few locations to explore on our own, but Ben was with us the entire time and took us to places we might not have gone on our own. Would have liked more time at Ashgrove Cheese Farm, though.

We had a wonderful day trip to Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain and enjoyed the short walks around the lake edge and in the forest, the lunch (included) and the stops on the way there (Sheffield to see the murals) and back (a cheese place). The driver gave an interesting commentary along the way.

Very knowledgeable & informative tour guide. John told us alot about the history of the area and Launceston.

Amazing day tour. Exceptional and knowledgeable guide.