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Introductory to Moderate

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

3 Days$1495AUD

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Trip Code: CMW

Trip highlights


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

The iconic Cradle Mountain National Park is yours to explore 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). The 360-degree panoramic views of Tasmania's highest mountains and surrounding wilderness area from the summit of Cradle Mountain is simply unbeatable. With healthy meals, comfortable accommodation, 24 hour emergency backup, and professional guides provided, you will be able to focus on enjoying your holiday. This is a fantastic introduction to active travel.

Activities:

Itinerary

Your adventure begins when we pick you up from your accommodation in historic Launceston at 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 transfer to Alum Cliffs for a short, gentle walk near the base of the magnificent Great Western Tiers, the mountain range which presides over the central north of Tasmania. In the afternoon we visit the incredible caves of the Mole Creek Karst National Park. Your guides will provide a delicious picnic lunch in the National Park, a great chance for you to kick back and take in the scenery and fresh air. 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: up to 4 hours | Driving time: 3 hours

Meals:  L,D

Today we are spoilt for choice with a plethora of awe-inspiring walks. If weather permits the main objective for the day is to summit Tasmania’s most well known and loved landmark – Cradle Mountain. Make no mistake, the hike up Cradle Mountain is not for the faint hearted, this is one tough hike! The 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. This is a very time consuming and energy zapping section to navigate through but those who make it to the summit will be flooded with a feeling of elation upon reaching the peak of Cradle Mountain and looking out on one of the best views in Tasmania. Alternatively we can explore the ancient rainforests and stunning views of Marion’s Lookout, Dove Lake Canyon or Hanson’s Peak, amongst many others. After our day of exploring we make our way back to our accommodation to enjoy a well-earned dinner. Walking time: up to 10 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we enjoy another sumptuous breakfast before heading out into the National Park once more. Our previous day's achievements will dictate how we spend this last morning. With so many trails to walk in the area we are spoilt for choice! Opt for a relaxing walk to see a giant King Billy pine and spectacular cool temperate rainforest or head out for another challenging walk to the summit of Hanson's Peak - your guides will tailor this morning's activities to suit the groups needs and you will leave Cradle Mountain National Park feeling as though you have really accomplished and experienced as much as possible! After our final lunch together we make our way back to Launceston. We will arrive back in Launceston at around 4pm. Walking time: up to 6 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
  • Entrance to Mole Creek Caves
  • Devils @ Cradle night time feeding tour
  • 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

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High Season
HS
Holiday Season
DN1
A high season supplement applies from 1 December to 15 February and for any trip that overlaps a public holiday.

Total Priceper person from

$1495AUD

Options & Supplements*
    *Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Cradle Mountain Short Escape 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.