Park Trek » Cradle Mountain – 4 day walking holiday
Park Trek walking holidays, Australia
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Duration: 4 days
Location: Ex-Launceston
Price: $1,695 (inc GST)
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Cradle Mtn panoramic

Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most desirable walking destinations and a stunning wilderness region.

Enjoy four-days of guided walking in beautiful Cradle Mountain, walk parts of the iconic Overland Track, spot wombats grazing on the grassy plains and hike over mountainous terrain for magnificent views.

This is one of Australia’s most iconic areas and a truly inspiring location to visit.

Tour inclusions

  • Three nights’ 3 star cabin-style accommodation (twin share) in Cradle Mountain village at Discovery Holiday Park in two bedroom cottages
  • All transport and guiding
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Amazing walks including parts of the Maryland Track, Overland Track, Dove Lake, Hanson’s Peak and Twisted Lakes
  • Small group of 10 or less
  • Guided walks each day with experienced guides
  • National Park entry fees
  • Return group transfer from Launceston to Cradle Mountain


2019 tour dates

  • Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March – ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT
  • Friday 1 to Monday 4 November


2020 tour dates

  • Wednesday 19 to Saturday 22 February
  • Monday 23 to Thursday 26 March


DAY 1 – 9.5km, approx. 4 hours walking (easy)

The trip departs from Launceston at 8am from the Hotel Grand Chancellor. We stop for morning tea and trip briefing, then it’s a little over an hours’ drive before we arrive into Cradle Mountain village. We will stop at the main visitor centre to pick up all of our park passes.

Here we will put out the lunch spread, fruit, etc and you can make your lunch to take out on the trail.

We gear up and head out into the Park along the Cradle Valley Boardwalk up to historic Waldheim and also head along the Weindorfers Forest Walk.

In the afternoon we head back to the entrance of Cradle Mountain National Park and take in a series of short walks to showcase the rainforest, waterfalls and magnificent kingbilly pines. Here we will see some different endemic flora of Tasmania.

Tonight we enjoy a two-course dinner prepared by your Park Trek guides

Overnight shared cabin accommodation at Cradle Mountain village.

DAY 2 – 12 km – approx 6-7 hours of walking including breaks (moderate to hard)

After breakfast and lunch making we head off for our day’s walking.

Starting from Ronnie Creek we will take the Lake Lilla Track up to Lake Lilla and then head onto Wombat Pool and Crater Lake.

From here we make our way up to Marion’s Lookout, which includes a very steep climb and Kitchen Hut. We then head back via the Horse Track to meet the Park Trek vehicle.

We will then head back to our accommodation for pre-dinner nibbles.

Tonight’s dinner is a 2-course meal prepared by your guides.

Overnight shared cabin accommodation at Cradle Mountain village.

DAY 3 – 12kms – approx 8 hours walking including breaks (moderate to hard)

We depart for the day after breakfast and making lunches. Today we will enjoy another spectacular walk to Lake Rodway via the Twisted Lakes.

We begin this walk at Dove Lake heading up to Twisted Lakes and then up to Lake Rodway. On this walk we visit the Kilvert hut and head back via a very steep descent to our starting point.

Today we will enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cradle Mountain area including views of Cradle Mountain from a southerly perspective.

We will then head back to our accommodation for pre-dinner nibbles.

Tonight’s dinner is a 2-course meal prepared by your guides.

Overnight shared cabin accommodation at Cradle Mountain village.

Day 4 – 6 km – approx 2 hours walking (easy)

This morning is our last day at Cradle Mountain. After breakfast and making lunches your guides will pack the trailer and then we will head off on our walk.

Today we will wander through typical Tasmanian rainforest around Dove Lake. The Lake is one of the best-known walks in Tasmania, the Dove Lake Circuit is also the most easily accessible short walk in the Cradle Mountain region.

At just 6 km, the flat, gravel and duckboard track is very easy going, leaving you to focus entirely on the jagged peak of Cradle Mountain, which looms above the track. Depending on the weather, Cradle Mountain can seem brooding or pastoral or inviting.

Along the way, there is a great mix of terrain including scrubby button grass, sandy beaches, cascading streams and at the mid-point of the walk, a very special rainforest known as the Ballroom Forest.

After our walk we will hop back into the Park Trek vehicle and depart Cradle Mountain. Enroute to Launceston we will stop so guests can have a bit of a wander and purchase any refreshments they may like.

We aim to arrive back in Launceston by about 4pm. We can drop you back at your accommodation or at the airport, just let our guides know!

Guest Note

For those flying out of Launceston please book flights after 5pm.

We spend three nights at Cradle Mountain Discovery Holiday Park in comfortable two bedroom cottage accommodation. These have shared bathroom facilities between the two rooms and a separate toilet.

The cottages have a small lounge and kitchenette area.

A rustic outdoor dining area is where we serve breakfast and dinner and it is where we make our lunches. If you have booked a single room you will have your own room in a two bedroom cabin. You may be sharing the cabin (and bathroom) with one or two other guests.

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