Enjoy one of Australia’s most famous treks and take in some of Tasmania’s most stunning scenery. During this 6 day tour, you’ll make your way through rainforest and groves of eucalypts, alpine moors and valleys, skirting bright blue lakes and taking in views of waterfalls and towering peaks in the distance.
Camp on the edges of historic huts under star-filled skies, wake up to dramatic landscapes and take the chance to tackle side trips like summitting Cradle Mountain and the island’s highest peak Mt Ossa.
This active adventure is with Intrepid and is one of the best ways to take in this iconic trek and landscape.
Group size: maximum 10
Launceston - Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley
Welcome to one of Australia’s greatest walks. Your adventure begins at 7 am. Make your way west from Launceston, to start your walk at Ronny Creek in Cradle Valley. Cross a small grass plain, passing Crater Creek, Crater Lake, and make your way up to Marion’s Lookout for sweeping views, where you can see the iconic Cradle Mountain and the curved Dove Lake.
The track continues past the historic Kitchen Hut and you’ll traverse the shoulder of Cradle Mountain surrounded by Tasmanian snow gums.
Continue to the Cradle Cirque, passing the turnoff to Barn Bluff, and descend into Waterfall Valley, where you will camp for the night.
If weather and time allow, there is also the opportunity to summit Cradle Mountain today.
Distance: Today’s walk is approximately 10 kilometres for 4-5 hours.
Note: The pre-departure meeting will take place at 3pm the day before departure at Macpac: 22 Kingsway, Launceston, Tasmania 7250.
Pick-up will be on day 1 from 7am from your accommodation. Please advise our team of your preferred location prior to departure.
- Lunch and dinner