Cradle Mountain Canyons

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Cradle Mountain Canyons is the only company offering canyoning and packrafting tours in Tasmania
Canyoning involves putting on a wetsuit and helmet and swimming, floating, abseiling, walking and jumping your way through a section of river – like white water rafting without the raft.

Packrafting is fast becoming a very popular way to explore the Tassie wilds. On our Alum Cliffs trip, we pack everything we need for three days of fun rapids and a couple of the most stunning camp sites you will ever come across. These craft are stable and easy to paddle, so you don’t need any previous experience.

The Dove Canyon Tour is a full on day out involving an abseil into the canyon, followed by six waterfall jumps and slides and a number of other obstacles. No experience is necessary – just a reasonable level of fitness and ability to swim.

The Lost World Canyon is a much easier and shorter option, great for families and available to participants aged at least eight. This one is all about getting up close and personal with nature.
Canyoning ours depart from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.
Cradle Mountain is around 90 minutes drive (88 kilometres) from Devonport or two hours and fifteen minutes (153km) from Launceston.
Packrafting tours depart from Launceston.


From $265 to $285

An action packed day in an amazing place. After abseiling into the canyon, we soon come to Freestyle Falls and jump the seven metres into the deep pool below. We continue through the canyon, encountering five more waterfalls.

A highlight is the Laundry Shoot – a massive natural water slide in the heart of the canyon. Finding yourself in a large cave-like area, you bob towards the light at the end of the tunnel that seems to be sucking you toward it with more force the closer you get. We won’t spoil the surprise of what happens next…but it’s damn cool.

This amazing part of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area can be seen by no way other than canyoning. There’s plenty of time to soak in the grandeur of the place in between the heart-pumping waterfalls.

Dove Canyon is our most action-packed adventure, but participants do not need previous experience – just a sense of adventure and the ability to swim.

Disabled Access


From $135 to $155

Float and walk through a beautiful section of the river and see the world from the point of view of a platypus. The Lost World Canyon offers a truly unique way to experience Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. This tour is all about getting up close and personal with nature.

Available to participants aged eight and up, it is not aimed at the adrenaline junkie, but some jump rocks up to three metres high and other challenges spice things up. Some of the highlights include seeing 1000-year-old pencil pine trees and hearing the story of James ‘Philosopher’ Smith – the legendary first canyoner at Cradle Mountain.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly


Three days of paddling through fun rapids and some of the most spectacular campsites you will ever come across. The packrafts we use are stable and easy to paddle, meaning no previous experience is required – just a good level of fitness, ability to swim and a sense of adventure.

This is an immersive wilderness experience through a stunning gorge that few get to see. We usually see platypus every day of the tour.

Disabled Access

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