McDermott’s Coaches offer tours, transport and premium charter coaches to meet all group travel requirements.
We offer specialised Cradle Mountain Tours and are available on a guaranteed daily departures. Our tours include Cradle Mountain Park Explorer Tours, Night Spotting with the animals, Cradle Mountain Star Gazing and a fully guided Cradle Mountain Day Tour from Launceston.
We are also the largest supplier of guided day hikes at Cradle Mountain and includes Dove Lake circuit walk, a special short walks combination tour plus varying grades of hikes atop the Cradle Plateau.
We also provide a passenger transport service departing Launceston to Cradle Mountain.
McDermott’s are Tasmania’s touring experts with fully guided Charter Tour Services available and specialise in customised tours and can offer day tours to other Tasmanian iconic destinations such as Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park, Tamar Valley Region and Launceston’s Cataract Gorge on demand.
A complimentary pick up and drop off service is also provided for all Launceston accommodation venues.
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Departing and returning to Launceston, the Cradle Mountain National Park day tour allows you to experience the region on a fully inclusive, professionally guided tour for all ages . Your tour includes the below highlights
Professional guide/s with full commentary
Dove Lake walk incl glacier rock
Waldheim Chalet and the story of Gustav Weindorfer
Weindorfers ancient King Billy Pine Forest walk
Flora and Fauna unique to Tasmania and Australia
Sheffield – Town of Murals
Ashgrove cheese factory
National Park Pass and entrance fees
Lunch, water and light snacks
Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off
The Cradle Mountain Park Explorer tour includes a comprehensive two hour guided tour showcasing the unique natural features of the Cradle Mountain and includes the parks flora and fauna and marked geographical contrasts of the region.
Tour highlights include Dove Lake and the majestic Cradle Mt backdrop, Waldheim Chalet amongst the Myrtle Forests and Weindorfers Forest Walk in the cool temperate King Billy Pine Forest.
The opportunity to see local wildlife including wombats, wallabies and echidna in their natural environment is also a feature of this tour.
Complimentary pick up and drop off is available from your Cradle Mountain accommodation.
Our professional guide will collect you from your hotel at dusk in our 4wd bus, times will be confirmed at booking but generally begin 1 hour before sunset.
Once all the group has been collected we will head into the National Park to Ronny creek to begin our exploration of the area, weather permitting we will leave the bus with our hand held torches and spot lights and quietly and slowly walk into Mount Kate hut area hoping to view some animals that have popped out early for their night time feed.
We hit the local area boardwalks of the cradle valley walk and perhaps even the overland track where there is a good chance to view some wombats amongst other animals.
We leave the excitement of the animal viewing at Ronny Creek and we head up to Waldheim chalet. Here we head off on a short walk of Weindorfers forest, 20 mins, as we search for the animals starting to pop their heads out looking for food.
From Waldheim Chalet we will spotlight from the mini bus along the road and into the forest hoping to spot any elusive animals. Don’t forget to look up in the trees too