Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain

6 Days | Explore the edge of the world on Tasmania’s untamed Cradle Coast

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On this six-day exploration of ruggedly beautiful Tasmania, you’ll head to takayna / Tarkine – the greatest expanse of cool temperate rainforest in the country (and the second largest expanse in the world) – and Cradle Mountain National Park – home to the impressive Cradle Mountain and numerous hiking, walking and wildlife-spotting opportunities. Travel along the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail, sampling fresh raspberries, cheese, ice cream and brews along the way, and explore Rocky Cape National Park, Narawntapu National Park, Mersey Bluff, The Nut, Corinna, Philosopher Falls and the Pieman River. Drive, walk and eat your way through gorgeous scenery, Indigenous culture and local delights – what a way to spend a week!

Trip overview

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Start
Launceston, Australia
Finish
Launceston, Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
PZKT
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore Australia’s oldest temperate rainforest with a visit to takayna / Tarkine– home to unique species that have evolved over hundreds of millions of years and are a living connection to the Gondwana supercontinent.
  • Enjoy some excellent stargazing opportunities as you stay in remote, rural Tasmanian locations with little to no phone signal (the perfect time for a digital detox).
  • Indulge in delicacies like locally made ice cream and cider as you sample a variety of treats along Tasmania’s famed Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.
  • Hike the Dove Lake Circuit in Cradle Mountain National Park – passing the immense lake, high peaks of the mountain and lush vegetation while looking out for wombats.
  • Learn about the rich Indigenous heritage, culture and spiritual connections with Tasmania’s northern landmarks and national parklands.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Country Needs People. Donations help them support Indigenous land and sea management in Australia. Intrepid will double your impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with good fitness and mobility. Several leader-led walks are included on a daily basis, allowing you to get among nature. This is the best way to experience Tasmania, so please make sure you bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing. Most walks are relatively short and easy although there are some more challenging options. However, joining a walk is always up to you.
  • Temperatures can fluctuate in Tasmania. It's important to prepare – pack suitable clothing for hot, cold, dry and wet weather, just in case.
  • This trip forms part of a longer combination tour. If you would like to explore more of Tasmania with us, consider booking our Best of Tasmania (trip code PZKVC) trip. See our website for details.
  • For operational reasons some departures throughout the year may operate in the opposite direction, with all experiences and destinations continuing to be included.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 July 2024 to 30 June 2025.

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Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Cottage (1 night)

Activities
  • Cradle Coast - Visit to Penguin Village
  • Cradle Coast - Narawntapu National Park
  • Stanley - The Nut
  • Cradle Coast - Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail
  • Cradle Coast - Mersey Bluff Petroglyphs
  • Cradle Coast - Welcome to Country Ceremony
  • Cradle Coast - Tiagarra Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place
  • takayna / Tarkine - Trowutta Arch
  • takayna / Tarkine - Lake Chisholm Sinkhole
  • takayna / Tarkine - Edge of the World
  • Waratah - Philosopher Falls
  • Cradle Coast - Rocky Cape National Park
  • Cradle Coast - Boat Harbour Beach
  • Waratah - Hellyer Gorge
  • Cradle Mountain - Dove Lake Circuit walk
Add on activities
  • Corinna - Kayaking - from - AUD40
  • Cradle Mountain - Devils @ Cradle Sunset Experience - AUD99
  • Cradle Mountain - Devils @ Cradle Day Keeper Tour - AUD25

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Important notes

START & END TIMES
The trip starts in Launceston with a Welcome Meeting at 8 am on Day 1 at our joining point hotel. The trip finishes either in Launceston on Day 6 at our finish point hotel from where you are free to depart at any time, or alternatively, continue to Hobart in the morning of Day 6 where the trip finishes on arrival around 10:30 am. Accommodation is not included on this day but can be booked on request in either Launceston or Hobart.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A Single Supplement can be booked if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, subject to availability.

LONG TRAVEL DAYS
Tasmania is bigger than it appears. To make the most of your time this trip involves some long travel days. Please see the daily itinerary for more information.

PHYSICAL RATING
This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with good fitness and mobility. This is the best way to experience Tasmania, so please make sure you bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.

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Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain
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EUR 1.365 €