Cradle Mountain Overland trek | by Intrepid

Cradle Mountain Overland trek | by Intrepid
Launceston, TAS
Tour details

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. 

5 nights and 6 days camping tour 
All meals and activities  
Two expert mountain guides  
Camping gear and admin fees – from tickets and permits to gear hire. 
Please note:
Age: minimum is 16 years
Group size: maximum 10
You will need to carry all your own gear on this trek. Expect the weight of your pack to be around up to 15 kg. This includes a portion of the food for the trip and a share of a tent which will be around 1.4 kg.
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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
Personal expenses and tips
Comprehensive travel insurance.
Terms and conditions
Accommodation is on a twin share basis, and single travellers are paired with the same gender. Single supplement room upgrades can be requested at the time of booking
The accommodation featured are the usual properties. At certain locations, may use alternative accommodation (of equal standard) when needed
Blackout dates apply and shown in calendar
Booking changes are allowed free of charge before final balance due date, additional rates may apply on new dates
Final balance is due 2 months before departure.