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WALK CRADLE MOUNTAIN

TASMANIA

JOIN US FOR A GUIDED PACK FREE 4 DAY WALK

INCLUDED WOWS – STUNNING MOUNTAIN & ALPINE LAKE SCENIC CHOPPER FLIGHT, 4 STAR CRADLE MOUNTAIN LODGE, LOCAL TASSIE WINES & FOOD + MORE

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WALK SNAPSHOT

4 DAYS – 3 NIGHTS

PACK FREE GUIDED WALK – ONLY CARRY A DAY PACK

4 STAR CRADLE MOUNTAIN LODGE ACCOMMODATION

FLEXIBLE STAY – DOWNGRADE YOUR  ACCOMMODATION & SAVE

LOCAL TASSIE WINES

LOCAL TASSIE SOURCED MEALS

ECO FRIENDLY – ECO TOURISM ACCREDITED

REGULAR TOURS FROM OCT 2023 TO APR 2024

PRICES FROM $2999 PP*

TOUR PRICES

Super Earlybirds out now for 2024/25 season – Save up to $1000 per couple!

BOOK NOW AND SAVE – OFFER ENDS 31 MAY 2024!

Super Earlybird savings of up to $1000 per couple or $500 per person are available on September 2024 to April 2025 departures when you pay in full at time of booking.

Spot Specials of up to $500 per couple or up to $250 per person are available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. On sale until sold out!

Private group walks are available and require a minimum of 10-12 guests. Groups can choose a departure date subject to availability. See details and prices below.

Super Earlybirds Out Now for Season 24/25. Save up to $1000 per couple. See details below.

OCTOBER 2024 – APRIL 2025
SUPER EARLYBIRD DEALS

Normal Prices:
Low season…. $3499
High season… $3599

FIRST TIME PASSENGERS
SUPER EARLYBIRDS:
Low season.… $3099
High season… $3199
SAVE $400 per person

TRAVELLED WITH
LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE BEFORE
SUPER EARLYBIRDS:
Low season.… $2999
High season… $3099
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Low Season:
Sept – Oct 2024
Dec 1-23 2024
January 2025
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High Season:
November 2024
Dec 24-31 2024
Feb – March 2025

Super Earlybird prices available on September 2024 to April 2025 departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. BOOK NOW AND SAVE – offer ends 31 May 2024! Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

SEPTEMBER 2023 – MAY 2024
SPOT SPECIAL DEALS
Normal Prices:
Low season…. $3099
High season… $3199

FIRST TIME PASSENGERS
SPOT SPECIALS:
Low season…. $2949
High season… $3049
SAVE $150 per person

TRAVELLED WITH
LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE BEFORE
SPOT SPECIALS:
Low season…. $2849
High season… $2949
SAVE $250 per person

Low Season: Sept – Oct and April
High Season: Nov – March

Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available – offer ends once sold out! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

PRIVATE GROUPS
10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subject to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

FLEXI-WALK ADD-ON
Cancel for Any Reason:

Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason. See conditions below for full details.
Price: $249 per person.

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SOLO TRAVELLERS WILLING TO SHARE
If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost. Subject to availability at time of booking.

SOLO TRAVELLERS WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM
For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost will be charged at the time of booking.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 1 night at Grand Chancellor in Launceston Single Supplement Price: $136 / 2 nights Cradle Mountain Lodge Single Supplement Price: $785

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TRAVEL INSURANCE
We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

FLEXIWALK – CANCEL FOR ANY REASON

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

Click here for full conditions on our FLEXIWALK Option.

DISCOUNT INFORMATION

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT

Those guests who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS

Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • NO Credit card fees apply.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

CREDIT FOR CANCELLED ACTIVITIES

If a tour activity has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a credit for this missed activity can be applied to any future bookings. Click here.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Before you book please read our Booking Terms and Conditions. Click here.

CHECK OUT THE WOW-MAZINGS YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

This is a genuine all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras.

  • 1 night at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
  • 2 nights at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
  • 2 x delicious a la carte dinners in the Highland Restaurant featuring beautiful Tasmanian produce
  • Tasmanian wine and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner
  • 1 x breakfast at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
  • 2 x hot or cold breakfasts
  • 3 x walkers lunches
  • Professionally guided. Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Hot tea, coffee or chocolate served on the trail.
  • Helicopter flight over Cradle Mountain
  • Transfers to and from Launceston
  • Transfers to the trails

Please note: we advise drinking in moderation as walking can be strenuous. Wine is served to enjoy with your dinner only, if you would like to enjoy alcohol pre or post dinner this will be at your own expense.

Today is an arrival day. Book your own flight to arrive any time into Launceston and make your own way to the Hotel Grand Chancellor in the heart of the city. Your accommodation has been booked in a deluxe twin or deluxe king room. Accommodation is based on twin share (note: solo travellers will need to pay a single supplement cost of $75).

Tonight enjoy a free evening to explore one of the many restaurants in Launceston, alternatively dine in the hotel’s restaurant (at one’s own expense).

DEPARTURE TIME

 7.30am

TRANSFER TIMES

Morning: 2-hour transfer from Launceston to the trail.

Afternoon: 15-minute transfer from the end of the walk to accommodation.

MAIN WALK GRADE

Walk 9.4km circuit. 5 hours walking with breaks. A good level of fitness is required. Medium Grade.

TERRAIN

Formed trails with occasional rocky sections and boardwalk. Some short inclines. For those choosing the Hansons Peak option, there is a steep ascent and descent over rough, rocky terrain.

WALK ITINERARY

Enjoy breakfast in the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston. After meeting your friendly guides in the foyer of the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston at 7.30am, we’ll begin the drive through rich fertile farmlands and quaint villages to arrive in Sheffield, the town famous for its Murals and the incredible backdrop of Mount Rolland.

After our coffee stop, we’ll drive another hour to arrive at Cradle Mountain where the real adventure begins. Today we will start walking through button grass plains, following Ronny Creek to the historic Waldheim Chalet, the chalet holds great significance to the Cradle Mountain National Park and sits among ancient King Billy Pines and moss-covered Myrtles.

We continue our walk past the stunning Lake Lilla, where views of Cradle Mountain start to come into sight. From here the trail joins the Dove Lake circuit track which bypasses the iconic wooden boat shed, The Ballroom Forest, secluded little bays and ancient endemic trees. During the walk our guides bring the place to life, pointing out the unique local flora and fauna which help make this place so special.

Afterwards, we make our way to our accommodation at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge where we enjoy fine dining perfectly matched with Tasmanian wines in one of Tasmania’s most beautiful dining rooms – The Highland Restaurant.

TRANSFER TIMES

Morning: 15 minute transfer from accommodation to trail.

Afternoon: 15 minute transfer from the end of the walk to accommodation.

FLEXIBLE WALKING

Option to add an extra 2kms to the walk to Cradle Mountain summit.

MAIN WALK GRADE

Walk 10.2kms. Walk with inclines total climbing 760m. 6-7 hours walking with breaks. Medium Grade. Good level of fitness required.

OPTIONAL CRADLE MTN SUMMIT

Total kilometres for the day for those choosing this option is 12.2km. Hard Grade. Excellent level of fitness and agility required as involves rock climbing, boulder hopping and rock scrambling 50%.

TERRAIN

Today’s main walk follows formed trails with rocky sections, some boardwalk and stairs with a steep, rocky climb to Marion’s Peak. For those choosing the side trip to Cradle Mountain summit expect steep climbing, boulder hopping and rock scrambling with some exposure.

WALK ITINERARY

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before setting out on the day’s adventure. We follow the traditional start to the famous Overland Track, incorporating Crater Lake and Crater Falls, then up Marion’s Peak where on a clear day you can see the Walls of Jerusalem plateau.

A billy break at Kitchen Hut gives a chance to rest and appreciate Cradle Mountain from its base. The mountain is a remarkable sight being made up of high narrow ridge with dolerite cliffs on both sides.

CRADLE MOUNTAIN SUMMIT OPTION

Weather permitting – The more active members of our group can choose an additional optional walk to the summit of Cradle Mountain to take in magnificent views across the Tasmanian Highlands  (a 3-hour return climb from Kitchen Hut). For those who attempt this please note this additional walk to the summit involves rock climbing, boulder hopping and rock scrambling 50% of the time and requires good agility and fitness.

Lunch is at the summit to ensure you have time to appreciate one of the best views in Tasmania.

Please note this option is only available when the weather is suitable – the guide will make the call on the day whether this walk proceeds, based on safety.

On our walk back to our hotel we pass the impressive, but equally beautiful, lesser mountains of Weindorfers Tower and Little Horn finally passing the Twisted Lakes and Lake Hanson. This is one of the best walks in Tasmania.

Tonight enjoy a superb dinner featuring local produce and Tasmanian wine in the delightful Highland Restaurant.

Note: When there are 8 or more passengers on tour, we have two guides offering a choice of two walking options – our main walk and the Cradle Mountain Summit option. Tours with 7 or fewer people will only have 1 guide and therefore the whole group will need to select the same option. Please feel free to check with our office when booking.

TRANSFER TIMES

Morning: 15 minute transfer from our accommodation to the start of the trail.

Afternoon: 2 hour transfer from Lodge to the Grand Chancellor Launceston.

WALK GRADE

Walk 5.6km circuit. 2.5 hours walking with breaks. Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.

TERRAIN

Natural track, which is uneven with some easy rock scrambling, and sections of good boardwalk. Walk includes short steep inclines; total climbing 160m.

WALK ITINERARY

This morning after a delicious breakfast, we head out or the last of our walks to stunning Dove Canyon. This appealing walk meanders through a wide variety of vegetation, including button grass plains, open forest, myrtle rainforest and the deep valley of the canyon. During this walk you will visit the rugged gorges and lovely waterfalls that have been eroded by Pencil Pine Creek and Dove River.

Afterwards we join a sensational scenic helicopter flight over Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain for a stunning view of this alpine region. This will give you a view like no other, and allow you to get appreciate the grandeur of Cradle Mountain and the Central Highlands, with up close views of the dramatic peaks. We return to Launceston arriving at approximately 5.00pm via a transfer service.

DEPARTURE TIME

We depart Cradle Mountain at 3.00pm arriving into Launceston at around 5 -5.30pm.

OPTIONAL 4 DAY WALK
For those up to the challenge, why not add an additional day’s walking experience to your Cradle Mountain walk as we take you into the remote Walls of Jerusalem. This is a challenging day’s walk, rated as hard. Only accessible by foot you’ll see stunning views of King David’s Peak, Solomon’s Jewels and Herod’s Gate

ENJOY A 4 DAY SHORT BREAK IN TASSIE WITH FRIENDS – WALK CRADLE MOUNTAIN.

SAVE UP TO $1000 PER COUPLE OR $500 PER PERSON WITH OUR SUPER EARLYBIRD SPECIALS* BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY AND SAVE. ON SALE UNTIL 31 MAY 2024! 

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... WILDERNESS CRUISES TO REMOTE LOCATIONS - CHOPPER FLIGHTS OVER STUNNING SCENERY - MEETING LOCAL CHEFS AND WINE MAKERS - DELICIOUS PADDOCK TO PLATE DINING - LOCALLY SOURCED WINES - FLEXIBLE FITNESS WALKING OPTIONS - FABULOUS BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION - SURPRISE & DELIGHT EXPERIENCES + MORE

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PERSONALISED TOURS

Our tours are curated to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 -16  guests. However, if you’d like to have a bigger group, contact us for more details.

CEO GUIDES

Our guides are CEOs – Chief Experience Officers – and their passion is to give you a world-class walk. We pride ourselves on employing a talented team of passionate CEOs who all have a passion for their tour. They’re committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching, immersive and wow-mazing walking experience.

21 TOURISM AWARDS

We don’t mean to boast but it is awesome to be recognised for having tours that people love walking on. We’ve won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

GENUINE ALL-INCLUSIVE

Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive – so once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals, you won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for wine as it’s included in the price of the tour and if you tour has a stunning scenic chopper flight or eco wildlife cruise – it’s 100% part of your tour package. What’s more – there are No Credit Cards fees.

FLEXIWALK

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

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