Cradle Mountain Canyons

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Discover the secret side of Cradle Mountain on canyoning, packrafting or Dove Lake kayak tour.

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 tulumpanga/Alum Cliffs trip, we pack everything you need for three days of fun rapids and two of the most stunning campsites you will ever see. Packrafts are stable and easy to paddle, so no previous experience is necessary.

The Dove Canyon Tour is a full-on day 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 the 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. You’ll be getting up close and personal with nature.
Canyoning tours depart from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.
Packrafting tours depart from Launceston weekly Dec-March.
Dove Lake Kayak tours run daily from the Dove Lake viewing shelter, in our hand-built King Billy pine kayaks.

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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

Carpark Public Toilet

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 Public Toilet

$1450

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

The view of Cradle Mountain with Dove Lake in the foreground is one of the most famous vistas in the Australian wilderness. The Dove Lake Kayak allows you to immerse yourself in that vista while paddling beautiful hand built King Billy pine kayaks.

We spend approximately two hours traversing the lake, learning about the natural and cultural history of the area while passing well-known sites including Glacier Rock, Honeymoon Island, the Ballroom Forest and the boat shed.

At the southern end of the lake, with the spires of Cradle Mountain towering overhead, we stop on a beach for a snack. We’ll also hunt around for a living King Billy.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Public Toilet

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