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Cradle Mountain Day Tour from Launceston Including Lunch
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Cradle Mountain Day Tour from Launceston Including Lunch

By McDermott's Coaches
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Duration: 10h
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  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Cradle Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Dove Lake Circuit
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Cornwall Square Transit Centre, 182 Cimitiere St, Launceston TAS 7250, Australia
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 58672P5

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Cradle Mountain Day Tour from Launceston Including Lunch?
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        • 2
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          Dove Lake Circuit
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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        • 4
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        • 5
          Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • McDermott's Coaches
          280
          Australia
          Joined in August 2010
        • michellegG2690KL
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wildlife spotting and star gazing
          Paul picked us up from our accommodation and took us on an epic adventure to find the wild life in Cradle Mountain. Not only did we get to see Wombats, possums, wallabies and a cheeky quoil, we had a perfect cloud free night so we had an opportunity to star gaze. Paul’s guidance and knowledge was epic and his friendly manner made this tour an enjoyable experience… would recommend.
          Written March 10, 2024
        • Mjgk
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Up close with native wildlife
          Awesome night walk seeing a wide range of wildlife. We spotted pademelons, Bennet wallabies, wombats, quolls and bushtail possums, including some very up close (on wombats came and sniffed at our boots). We also saw a Joey Wombat on the grass. Our guide Les was patient and knowledgeable and we all felt comfortable throughout the tour. I’d highly recommend this tour,you can see some of the animals yourself but we would not have learnt so much, or seen the quolls or possums independently.
          Written January 19, 2024
        • Alison S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Absolutely 💯 Fabulous 👌 Cradle Mountain Day Tour.
          We booked for this beforehand. Picked up at our Hotel Grand Chancellor, and the commentary began once all were on board. Rarely have I been more impressed with so much detailed and interesting information about the entire program. Everywhere we travelled, over the whole journey, while driving or on foot, walking through Ancient Forests, Rarely have I learnt so much in one day. Great variety of countryside, wonderful scenery and weather. It was marvellous. Driver Ben had extensive knowledge of everywhere we went and was passionate about Northern Tasmania. An inspiration. Thank you.
          Written October 17, 2023
        • markmA986CY
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wasn’t part of a tour but had a great interaction with one.
          We weren’t part of this tour group but walked into the day hut where Paul had his tour group stopped for a coffee break. Paul was warm and inviting and passed on knowledge to us while we took a break from the cold /wet weather that was passing through. 10/10 would recommend this tour company and if we come back to Cradle would take a tour with them.
          Written April 19, 2023
        • suetZ3021KA
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Time
          We had a great time at cradle mountain with this group. It was an amazing time. We not only heard about the wildlife but about the history. The views at the mountain were wonderful.
          Written April 15, 2023
        • cklaash
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Night animal Spotting
          The night time animal spotting was terrific. These things are always dependent on animals cooperating but this time we would have had a good time with Jayden even if the animals didn’t turn up. He had the knack though and animals turned up for him and us. Great night
          Written December 29, 2022
        • roxannelazarus
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour with lots of wildlife!
          Belinda was a fantastic guide with a wealth of knowledge about the national park and its wildlife. We saw pademelons, Bennett's wallabies (many with joeys), brushtail possums, wombats, and were extremely lucky to also see both a spotted-tail quoll crossing the road and an eastern quoll foraging at the Ronny Creek boardwalk. Would recommend this tour to anyone, even without the quolls!
          Written December 3, 2022
        • SusanJ796
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Experience at Cradle Mountain
          The highlight of our trip was our guide Cathy. Her knowledge and passion for the environment was second to none. We were very fortunate to be the only passengers that morning , so it was like a private tour. We are not hikers so I would highly recommend this tour to give you an excellent overview of the area. The weather was perfect, not a cloud in the sky . An unforgettable experience at Cradle Mountain.
          Written May 20, 2022
        • robmat_11
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          It didn't matter that there was only two of us
          We had the distinct pleasure of visiting Dove Lake & Cradle Mountain with McDermotts Coaches, although just the wife and myself, the expert tour guide Mel picked us up in her minibus at Peppers Lodge on time and we spent the next two hours being enthralled by not only her broad historical & ecological knowledge of this pristine area but fascinating insights into how the early settlers and pioneers survived in this world heritage site
          Written April 27, 2022
        • PeterK964
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The night spotlight was amazing
          We booked the night spotlight tour and it was fantastic .. we saw so many animals in there natural environment and we learnt so much from our tour guide .. Highly recommend the night spot light tour
          Written April 20, 2022
        • Ian M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          a good way to get a quick idea of the area
          Our guide gave us a good commentary on the area. We had a walk to Dove lake and the a look at Waldheims chalet which was quite interesting plus a short walk behind the chalet. Our guide was happy to answer questions and was very helpful.
          Written March 5, 2022
        • 665peterm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic tour of the night time wildlife at Cradle Mountain
          Definitely a highlight of my trip to Cradle Mountain, highly recommend. Andy was very knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. We saw many different animals on the tour both from the coach and walking along the boardwalks inside the park.
          Written February 27, 2022
        • S8237KOpaulm
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cradle Mt Explorer
          What an excellent way to start your visit to Cradle Mountain.Our guided tour with James was full of local knowledge about the area,history and its origin.A couple of short walks included to Glacier Rock at Dove Lake and Waldheim Chalet and lots of advice about other walks/hikes Highly recommended
          Written February 15, 2022
        • laelm2022
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Twilight tour
          We saw such a range of wildlife, including wombats. Andy is a lively local with a good understanding of the area. She handled the mountain road with confidence with a running commentary all the way. We all had a chance to carry the torch with a walk along the boardwalk at the end. So much fun!
          Written January 22, 2022
        • amazonmc
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must do tour at Cradle Mountain
          This is a must do at Cradle Mountain. Andy our tour guide was fantastic - the coach picked us up at our camp ground, and within 100m down the road we were spotting wildlife. Over 30 wombats, two quolls, possums, wallabies, pademelons, bush chickens..... and then a shooting star at Ronny Creek as we got back on the bus. Andy was very helpful and knowledgeable and made the trip for us.
          Written December 30, 2021
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        Penny
        1 contribution
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Family
        I have visited many countries and done many tours - he’s the most grumpy fella I have across in my life who doesn’t like kids and his motto in life is - my way or high way.
        He rushed everyone to every sight seeing, not giving one minute breathing space to enjoy the scenic view and relax though he came late 45mins to pick us up...
        All I want to tell him “ take a chill pill, life is too short to be so grumpy in life “.
        Hopefully this review will make him realize to be bit more humble and happy in life. We are investing $145.00 in this tour per person, minimum we expect our tour guide to be nice and friendly otherwise knowledgeable and experience wise he gets 5 stars and rest all 1 star.
        Some feedback for McDermott tour guide in Tasmania.
        Written January 16, 2020
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        Thanks for the feedback, I do agree life is too short, ill discuss this with our guide which in his defence is a bit abnormal given he has had very good feedback on this portal. I hope you did enjoy the rest of your stay in Tassie
        Written January 21, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        aust09
        australia80 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        This was a good day tour for a solo traveller like myself (or anyone who does not want to drive). The tour was well organised. The driver/guide Ben provided commentaries along the way on topics covering the history of Tasmania including of Cradle Mountain, geology and spots to look out for along the way, and even his favourite restaurants for dinner on the way back to Launceston. Shuttle bus was full so it was a bit packed. The walk thru the moss forest, and the chalet overlooking the valley and the Overland track with wallabies and wombats were a pleasant surprise-would not have thought/known of it if I had gone on my own! Lunch was just a choice of various sandwich/wrap plus "muesli" bar and hot tea/coffee, Only real grip was that we reached Dove Lake around 11.30am and had to leave about 12.30noon. Ben did make it clear that he was not putting up with people who were not on time which was good since that meant we did not have to waste time waiting for stragglers. Ben gave the option for those who wanted to go to Marion's Lookout or walk around the entire lake on condition that they had to take the free shuttle bus back to the Visitor Centre and meet him there at 2.30pm. He advised that it was not worth it since it was windy with scattered showers so there were no takers. But, asked Ben if we could go back to Dove Lake for a quick photo shot since the clouds had lifted after lunch/forest walk and we could see the peaks of Cradle Mountain which he did! Hence my rating for this tour was "Excellent"
        Written February 16, 2023
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        Lovely comments, thank you for your response and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Cradle Mt!
        Written February 23, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Dee R
        Brisbane, Australia243 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What a wonderful day! And best of all, was the absolutely perfect, sunny weather with no wind but our experience probably would have been a very different one had the weather not been so stunning. We booked this tour through Grayline but it was McDermott’s Tours which picked us up so I guess they are affiliated companies. We were picked up at 7:30 and returned at 5:30, so it was quite a long day. The first half hour stop at Sheffield allowed time for morning tea and a brief walk around the town. Then it was on to the new and modern Visitors Centre at the entrance to Cradle Mountain before the bus took us to the beginning of the Cradle Mountain walking tracks. Two short walks were suggested and the guide (who was also the bus driver) accompanied us. The first walk took us past button grass fields on the left and Dove Lake views on the right to Glacier Rock, a small lookout with stunning views. While this was an easy walk for the most part, towards the end there were steps which could prove challenging to those less fit. We then retraced our steps and continued around the lake to the iconic Boat Shed, an easier walk than the first section. For those who are not so fit, it may be worth just completing the walk to the Boat Shed and skipping the one to Glacier Rock. We then had a simple lunch of a bread roll or wrap with a choice of fillings and a few wombat sightings. After lunch, we walked to Weindorfer’s Chalet. Our final walk was one of the best, a ten minute walk through an ancient moss covered rainforest next to the chalet. On our return journey home, we stopped at Ashgrove Cheese where I had a delicious ice-cream. Each section of the day was around an hour with toilets readily available. Our driver/guide, John, was wonderful, very informative and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. So glad we went on this tour instead of driving to Cradle Mountain ourselves. If you want to explore a variety of walks, this tour is not for you but for those of us who wanted an introduction to Cradle Mountain with a few stunning walks, this was the perfect tour.
        Written April 25, 2022
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        Thank you Taria for your in depth response, it certainly is very much appreciated and so pleased you have had such a nice day when visiting our beautiful Cradle Mt region.
        Written April 25, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Nishat H
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2022
        This trip is really good when one is not under a time constraint. I would say pick-up options from the hotel were really commendable since it saved us a lot of time, especially for ones traveling without a car and who are new to the city. The trip was approximately 9 hrs and Paul, the tour guide really explained well the history of the cradle mountain and its surroundings. We even spotted a Wombat napping!!
        Having said all that, I would definitely recommend traveling the mountain on a sunny day as its best seen when there is clear sunlight.
        Written October 4, 2022
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        Thank you for the review and so pleased you enjoyed the Cradle Mt Day Tour which always delights visitors regardless of the weather!
        Written November 16, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Bobster
        Sydney, Australia98 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2022
        Cradle Mountain was beautiful even on a overcast day. Tony our driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. But I felt it was a long way to travel to spend just 25 minutes at Dove Lake, we basically only had time to do the walk to Glacier Rock. Please be aware that this coach service is used to transport travelers to /from Cradle Mountain and to/from their Cradle Mountain accommodation as well as tourist doing the one day Cradle Mountain tour from Launceston, so there is a lot of time wasted picking up and dropping of these other people who are not doing the day tour.
        Written May 8, 2022
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        Thank your or your feedback, we are reviewing some of the itinerary scheduling for the day tour which includes our pick up locations and will certainly take your comments on board..
        Written June 1, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Adelaide_Hills
        Greater Adelaide, Australia261 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Having booked our transfer from Launceston to Cradle Mountain we were delighted by the prompt arrival and willingness of Andrew our driver and tour guide, to meet our needs.
        Andrew was a font of knowledge about the local area we were travelling through, but excelled once we were closer to Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area.
        His attention to detail and willingness to share stories and take us to delightful and picturesque locations was greatly appreciated by all.
        A highlight was enjoying lunch and a cup of tea overlooking the Overland Track to Lake St Clair, from a day hut with a great view over Cradle Mountain near Waldheim, followed by a magical walk into Weindorfers Forest Walk where we learned all manner of natural history, botanical plants, birds and animals, and the history of the Waldheim Chalet. Well done Andrew and well done to the McDermott team, it was a great trip!
        Written January 1, 2022
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        Thank you so much for taking the time to post this wonderful review .. it is so nice to be able to pass on positive feedback to our staff and this is great way to start 2022!
        Written January 5, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        _cwri2147
        Sydney, Australia19 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Couples
        My wife and will not be recommending this tour to anyone. The $150 price per person is way too much and the inclusions and content could be much better. We were not impressed with the tour guide either. Being driven through Raillton and seeing the topiary was good but not being allowed to stop for photos was disappointing. Similarly the murals in Sheffield were very interesting but only being driven around to see some exhibits and being limited to 20 minutes off the coach to have morning tea that we had to pay for left minimal time to walk around the town to see more murals. By the time we got to Cradle Mountain there was limited time to see the sights. This was supposed to be the highlight of the tour. Another disappointment. Finally the lunch and the venue was very low standard - a roll with soggy lettuce in a shed with tea/coffee if you made it yourself and a protein bar snack if you were quick enough. Then a walk to see a chalet and through a rain forest where some people were bitten by leeches - the guide forgot to mention the possibility of leeches and to take precautions before the long drive back listening to insulting quips about mother in laws and a boring long winded thesis about the AFL. A partial refund of our $300 would be most welcome.
        Written January 21, 2024
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        Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Your review is a unique perspective, and it conveys that this particular itinerary, which adhered to its advertised details, may not have aligned with your preferences. In the future, you might find more enjoyment in food-based tours that include morning tea and having your coffee served for you. I apologize if your experience fell short of your conflicting desire for more stops along the way and additional time at Cradle Mountain. It's important to note that this tour covers over 300kms, a considerable amount of travel time in an already 10 hour tour. Furthermore, This tour being situated in a National Park brings with it certain challenges, including encounters with leeches, exposure to wind and rain, and limited resources.
        Written January 21, 2024
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        Alana J
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2021 • Solo
        the entire experience was incredible, and the guides were a wealth of knowledge. they were also super nice and fun, i had a blast! special shout out to kathy who took us out to glacier rock (before the crowd!) when we got to dove lake. our time at dove lake got cut short due to some road closures but kathy definitely made the most of our time and i learnt so much about the area and it’s history. definitely recommend!
        Written November 19, 2021
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        Alice O
        Melbourne, Australia85 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our booked day tour was most enjoyable.Cradle Mt is an Australian gem. Awesome view from Dove Lake. The walk is clearly sign posted, distance and time needed. Cars are parked at visitors' centre and shuttle busses will take you to different points of interests. Amenities are well maintained. Take your rubbish home is strongly encouraged.A viewing centre at Dove Lake is near completion to take advantage of the winter vista. A MUST DO when in Tassie.
        Written April 13, 2022
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        Thank you for your review Alice, pleased you enjoyed your Cradle Mt Day Tour experience.
        Written April 25, 2022
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        Gimasha
        4 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2022 • Solo
        Tour was exactly as the itinerary no surprises there. Both tour guide and trainee was good and knowledgeable. My review totally based on how tour is planned. First it was late to pick up 20 mins or more then had a missed pickup and they had done last minute booking which again took 30 mins wait for no outcome. Main reason for my Tasmania tour was Cradle Mountain. But honestly although this tour gave good couple of views it wasn't enough. I had booked with some other tour operator and they cancelled their tour. So had to pick something and ended up with this. We come to Tasmania to see natural beauty. Not to taste cheese. Maybe some are but majority not. I understand some operators have commercial purposes taking people to different business locations. We could have done the Dove lake circuit walk without wasting time on cheese. I am sure you will attract more people if give opportunity to explore more of Cradle Mountain which might explain just 4 of us in the group and I chose it because there's no other option.
        Written February 25, 2022
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        Thank you for your feedback and giving us the opportunity to respond. We are glad to hear you chose to book on our tour and that the tour was conducted as advertised in our itinerary. Many thanks for your compliments on our staff. We are sorry to hear our tour did not meet your expectations. Early morning pickups can sometimes be tricky, with delays often out of our control, we apologise for that. Our tour provides 2 short stops enroute to and from Cradle Mountain to showcase some other local attractions but it also provides an essential comfort stop on a 2.5 hour bus journey. We find most guests enjoy the stops at Sheffield and Ashgrove to sample the local produce and stretch their legs. Maximising time in the National Park is our aim and we do this by taking our guests to the highlight areas of the park and enjoying lunch at Waldheim Chalet. Unfortunately the time taken for most people to walk around Dove Lake is 2-3 hours with very few of our guests keen on that much activity in their day. We are sorry our tour was not what you were looking for.
        Written March 1, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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