We offer small (4 passengers only) luxury, boutique tours, in the beautifully appointed Nissan Ti vehicle for passenger comfort. Operating full day tours, through North, Central and Eastern Tasmania, visiting some out of the way areas, offering a variety of attractions for our guests enjoyment, including Cradle Mountain, The Bay of Fires, Leven Canyon, Wings Wildlife Park, Devils at Cradle, Mt Paris Dam, Little Blue Lake, as well as winery tours and special event tours.
We also have the option for our guests to create their own personalized day tour.
Basic Food and Wine Tours Full Day Moderate Nature and wildlife Non Smoking Public Toilet Sightseeing Tours
Cradle Country Tour encompasses all that Tasmania has to offer: Spectacular mountain ranges, rivers, wildlife, history, stunning caves and many beautiful walks.
Departing Launceston, we visit the spectacular Alum Cliffs (Tulampanga) with the back drop of the Great Western Tiers, taking a short stroll along the pathway to the lookout over the Alum Cliffs Gorge and the Mersey River. Along the pathway you will find informative history boards and learn about the spiritual importance of Tulampanga to the Aboriginal people.
Continuing our adventure, we head to Mole Creek – Karst National Park and take a guided tour of the spectacular Marakoopa Caves, these caves have two underground streams, large expanses of flow stone, dramatic stalagmites and a large display of glow worms. After this wonderful tour we stop for lunch at the relaxing Marakoopa Cafe.
The next part of our tour takes us to iconic Cradle Mountain, where we visit the site of the original Waldheim lodge and walk the forest walk before driving down to picturesque Dove Lake , where you may walk to the Boat Shed or take the path to Glacier Rock.
Time now to relax as we make our way back to Launceston.
Departing Launceston you will travel through the beautiful lush farming areas of Scottsdale and the Ringarooma Valley and the Mt Victoria Reserve to Ralph Falls. Take a leisurely walk to Cashs Gorge through enchanting pockets of Myrtle forests, streams, an amazing array of Fungi and moss and wildlife, and that’s before you get to the falls. Continue on via the reserve to St Columba Falls, these falls are claimed to be the tallest waterfalls in Tasmania with a drop of 90 metres. Walk the beautiful forest floor with tree ferns, Sassafras, Myrtle and Blackwood trees, such a peaceful place to sit a take a moment. A light lunch at the Pyengana Cheese factory, and you then head for St Helens, a pretty coastal town and the states second largest fishing port, and The Bay of Fires, so named by Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773, when he saw fires burning along this stretch of coastline. Visit ‘The Gardens’, see the bright orange lichen covered rocks, take a dip in the crystal clear water and walk Taylors beach. After an amazing day of sight seeing head back to Launceston via St Marys and the Fingal Valley.Non Smoking Public Toilet
A magical day visiting some of the most beautiful and unique places that Tasmania has to offer and travel to the Leven Canyon. This canyon is 275 m deep with the Leven River twisting and roaring at it’s base, this is a place of beauty, with dramatic views, beautiful forests and walks, birds and wildlife. Take a walk to Cruickshanks Lookout, the Forest Stairs (all 697 of them) or the peaceful Fern walk before we take the scenic route to Gunns Plain Caves, where we take a guided tour of the caves. This is a very informative tour and you will learn about the history of the cave from your very friendly tour guide.
Lunch at Wings Wildlife Park before going through for your self guided tour of the park. Wings Wildlife park has the largest collection of Tasmanian wildlife, they also have Deer, Meerkats, Bison and many other animals. Most of the native animals at the park have been rescued following injury and are released into their natural habitat when rehabilitated, if this is not possible will remain at the park , cared for by the wonderful staff. Amazing place to spend a few hours.Non Smoking Public Toilet
A fantastic day out, visiting the majestic waterfalls of the East Coast as well as visiting the history of the Tin mining of the state.
Start your journey by travelling through the very picturesque country side to Scottsdale and the Ringarooma Valley. At Legerwood you will see the amazing tree carvings, dedicated to the WW1 soldiers of the Dorset area, before travelling up Mt Victoria to Ralph Falls. This water fall is the highest single drop waterfall in Tasmania, and the walk to the lookout takes you through the Myrtle forest, moss, ferns and lichen, an eerie beauty , you simply must experience. Travelling through Mt Victoria reserve you reach the St Columba Falls, walk the beautiful forest floor to the falls. A light lunch at Pyengana Cheese Factory, visit the Anchor Stampers, the remnants of The Anchor Tin mine, learn all about the mines history before travelling through Weldborough and Moorina to the Little Blue Lake. The lake is a natural phenomenon resulting from the pioneering mining days of South Mount Cameron. Returning to Launceson via Derby.
Come with us and visit the beautiful quaint town of Sheffield and see the amazing murals. With over 60 murals, painted not only on houses and buildings around town, but also a gallery of murals, which is forever changing. You will be astounded by the amazing talent. The Town Of Sheffield plays host to the International Murals Fest. After feasting on this beautiful art work we travel up to Cradle Mountain in the St Clair National Park, where we will take in the Waldheim Lodge and garden walk, as well as the Iconic Dove Lake before stopping at the Lodge for lunch and then a visit to devils@cradle. This is a world class conservation facility, focusing on Tasmania’s three carnivorous marsupials, concentrating primarily on the Tasmanian Devil but including the Eastern and Spotted tail Quoll.
The path back to Launceston takes in the beautiful Lake Barrington, home to the world class rowing course past. The Lower Crackpot Maze and the Promised Land.
Looking for a great day out, tasting some of the best award winning cool climate wines, then Tasmanain Luxury 4wd Tours has a fantastic day planned and best of all you just have to sit back and enjoy as you spend a leisurely day exploring the Tamar Valley!
Depart Launceston and travel towards Beaconsfield, following the wine route, visiting Cellar doors along the way, where you are invited to partake in Tastings of a range of wines, each cellar door has it’s own unique wines, which reflect their passion, personality and character.
Then you get to cross the Batman Bridge to the Eastern side of the Tamar and visit the Pipers River region. Stopping for Lunch along the way. This area is renowned for it’s a selection of beautiful sparkling wines, which rival the champagnes of France, we visit vineyards set in beautiful relaxing rural settings with views down to the valleys.
If purchasing wines from any of the cellar doors, they offer shipping box’s for your purchases and, at the last Cellar door, can arrange for your purchases to be freighted home for you.