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Introductory to Moderate
Activities
  • 3 days walking
Accommodation
  • 2 nights accommodation
Meals
  • 2 Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Breakfasts

3 Days$1495AUD

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Trip Code: CMF

Trip highlights


  • Experience a diverse range of walks with your family
  • Enjoy close encounters with native wildlife
  • Embrace the opportunity to summit Cradle Mountain
  • Be invigorated and inspired by breathtaking views and fresh mountain air
  • Relax each evening in unique accommodation surrounded by wilderness
  • Enjoy the hassle-free family time a professionally operated tour offers

The iconic Cradle Mountain National Park is yours to share with your family on this short and exciting walking holiday.

We start our adventure with a visit to the Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, a great introduction to our Tasmanian Devils and other native animals followed by a visit to the fascinating limestone 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 over the next 2 days, you can even tackle the summit of Cradle Mountain (weather permitting). Sharing the views from Cradle Mountain's peak with your children will inspire them to want to explore even more; the 360-degree panoramic outlook onto Tasmania's highest mountains and surrounding wilderness area is simply unbeatable. Before heading back to Launceston we visit the fun and exciting Tasmazia - home to a mix of 8 exciting mazes designed to delight and challenge you!

With healthy meals, comfortable accommodation, 24 hour emergency backup, and professional guides provided, you will be able to focus on enjoying quality family time. This is a fantastic introduction to active travel for the whole family.

Activities:

Itinerary

Your adventure begins when we pick you up from your accommodation in historic Launceston around 8am. Leaving the beautiful city behind, we head west through lush farming country to the picturesque township of Deloraine, stopping for a coffee and a complete trip-briefing (please see notes above for full briefing details). We then make our way to the Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, a privately-owned wildlife sanctuary in Mole Creek where native Tasmanian fauna and flora thrive. It is here that the world’s largest heritage population of Tasmanian Devils reside alongside an extensive range of marsupials, birds and reptiles. After a half hour guided tour around the sanctuary you will then have time to explore at your leisure before lunch. In the afternoon we visit the incredible Maracoopa caves of the Mole Creek Karst National Park. The cave system is home to a range of fascinating animals which have evolved over thousands of years to allow them to live comfortably in these lightless environments. You will also have the chance to see the largest glow worm display in any public access cave anywhere in Australia! From here we drive up into the high country to Cradle Mountain National Park. If time permits, we will have the opportunity to take in some of the shorter walks in the stunning World Heritage Area before retiring to our accommodation for the evening at Waldheim Cabins, nestled on the rainforests edge and surrounded by wombats and wallabies. Walking time: 2-3 hours | Driving time: 3 hours

Meals:  L,D

Today we are spoilt for choice with a plethora of awe-inspiring walks that leave from the very doorstep of our accommodation. If weather permits the main objective for the day is to summit Tasmania’s most well known and loved landmark – Cradle Mountain. This iconic day walk takes you to the top of the island's sixth highest peak, providing magnificent views of glaciated landscape and the mass of surrounding mountains. The last section of climb to the peak is rock-scrambling over dolerite boulders, using hands and feet. Kids love this section of hands-on climbing and always manage to do it with more grace than the adults! The whole family will be flooded with a feeling of elation upon reaching the summit of Cradle Mountain and looking out on one of the best views in Tasmania. Alternatively we can explore the ancient rainforests of Dove Lake, Marion’s Lookout, and Hanson’s Peak, amongst many others. After our day of exploring we make our way back to the Waldheim Cabins to enjoy a well earned dinner prepared by our wonderful guides. Walking time: up to 10 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we enjoy another sumptuous breakfast before heading out of the National Park and towards the wonderfully named Promised Land in the heart of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain and Lakes district. It is here that we will spend the morning exploring the famous Tasmazia – home to a mix of 8 exciting mazes designed to delight and challenge you. At its time of planting, the Great Maze was the world’s largest maze! Each maze will bring you to the quirky model village of Lower Crackpot – with buildings built to 1/5 scale. After our final lunch together in this beautiful part of Tasmania with views out to Mt Roland we make our way back to Launceston Walking time: up to 3 hours | Driving time: 2 hours

Meals:  B,L


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, snacks and hot drinks
  • Professional guide/s
  • 2 nights accommodation at Waldheim Cabins
  • 30 minute guided tour of Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary followed by free time to explore the park further
  • Private tour of the Mole Creek Maracoopa Caves
  • Entrance to Tasmazia
  • Transport by private minibus
  • National Park fees
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit
  • Linen & Towels

  • Travel to and from Launceston
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature: hire gear, alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Face masks and hand sanitiser

Suitability

Introductory to Moderate

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This adventure involves trekking for up to 5 or 7 hours a day at a steady pace. You will need a good level of fitness and must be in good health. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions. Suggested preparation: 45 minutes of aerobic type exercise, three to four times a week. Hill walking with a pack in variable weather conditions is also recommended to ensure you are feeling fit and strong enough to gain maximum enjoyment from this trip.


Departure dates


Notes

H
High Season
HS
Holiday Season
Note:
A high season supplement applies from 1 December to 15 February, and for any trip that overlaps a public holiday.

Total Priceper person from

Adult$1495AUD

Child$800AUD** See right for further details.

Options & Supplements*
  • Child price (8-11 yrs)AUD$800
  • Child price (12-14 yrs)AUD$900
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Cradle Mountain Family Adventure trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.