wulinantikala / Cradle Mountain – lutruwita / Tasmania – 4 Days

An unforgettable four-day journey through the iconic wilderness of Cradle Mountain with our guided walking tour. This immersive experience allows you to explore the breathtaking landscapes of Tasmania, covering 35-40 kilometers through glacial lakes, ancient rainforests, and rugged mountainous terrain. Our tour is designed to connect you with the natural beauty of one of Australia's most stunning wilderness regions, offering a blend of physical activity, mental rejuvenation, and a deep connection with nature. With expert guides leading the way, you'll traverse segments of the famous Overland Track, encounter local wildlife, and discover the serene beauty of Dove Lake, Hansons Peak, and Twisted Lakes.


Day 1: Cradle Valley Boardwalk, Weindorfers Forest, and Waldheim

  • Location: Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Distance: 9 km
  • Grade: Easy (Grade 2)
  • Highlights: Start your adventure with a gentle walk along the Cradle Valley Boardwalk, exploring the diverse flora and searching for wombats on the grassy plains. Visit the historic Waldheim Chalet and delve into an ancient forest of myrtle beech and king billy pine.

Day 2: Hansons Peak and Twisted Lakes

  • Location: Eastern Cradle Mountain
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Grade: Hard (Grade 3 – 4)
  • Highlights: Ascend Hansons Peak for a unique view of Cradle Mountain and its surrounding lakes. Traverse the serene Twisted Lakes and Lake Hanson, set amidst endemic pencil pines and fagus, offering a tranquil and secluded experience.

Day 3: Lake Lilla, Wombat Pool, Marion’s Lookout, and Crater Falls

  • Location: Central Cradle Mountain
  • Distance: 7.5 km
  • Grade: Moderate to Hard (Grade 3 – 4)
  • Highlights: Witness some of Australia’s most breathtaking alpine scenery, from the picturesque Wombat Pool to the panoramic views at Marion’s Lookout. Descend towards Crater Lake and pass the enchanting Crater Falls on your journey.

Dove Lake on a beautiful dayDay 4: Dove Lake Circuit

  • Location: Dove Lake
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Grade: Easy (Grade 2)
  • Highlights: Conclude your tour with a relaxing walk around Dove Lake, taking in the majestic Cradle Mountain backdrop and exploring the lush rainforest. Visit the iconic boatshed and possibly take a refreshing swim at one of the lake’s sandy beaches.

Please note – some walks are highly weather dependent due to the region’s exposed alpine environment, and your guides may choose to alter the itinerary accordingly where necessary. They will always strive to provide the most scenic walks possible based around the local conditions.

General Information

  • Group Size: Limited to 10 participants for a more personalized experience.
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in comfortable twin-share cabin-style accommodation at Cradle Mountain Discovery Holiday Park, with shared bathroom facilities.
  • Transport: Return group transfer from Launceston to Cradle Mountain is included.
  • Meals: Enjoy 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 two-course dinners, along with daily trail mix, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.


What should I bring?

Suitable hiking gear, including sturdy walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, a day pack, and personal items. Walking poles are recommended.

What is the difficulty level of the walks?

The walks range from easy to hard, catering to various fitness levels. Detailed grading is provided for each day’s walk.

Are meals included?

Yes, the tour includes all meals mentioned in the itinerary, along with snacks and beverages.

What about accommodation?

Accommodation is provided in twin-share cabins with shared bathroom facilities. Single supplements are available upon request.

How do I book this tour?

You can book directly through our website or contact our customer service team for assistance.

From AU$2550 per Walker
  • Activity Duration
  • 96 hours
  • Activity Location
  • Launceston, Tas
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