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Cradle Mountain Tassie Trail

  • Explore Cradle Mountain, Lake Dove & more
  • Enjoy a dinner, lunch & daily breakfast
Includes 3 day local food & beverage tour

Local. It’s a word you’ll hear often on any trip to Tasmania. And this tour is no different - in fact, local is what it’s all about. Explore Tasmania’s High Country on this incredible three day tour taking in some of the region’s best beer and cider breweries, a gin and whiskey distillery, a winery, the famous Ashgrove cheese and milk factory and an indulgent dinner at Hellyers Restaurant. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful surrounds of Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain on a day where you can choose to explore by canoe or take a guided walk through the rainforest. Then enjoy a day at leisure in the laid-back city of Launceston. Includes three day tour, two nights accommodation, five meals, and more.

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Today meet your guide at the front street entrance of the Launceston Gorge Carpark at 9.30am (72 Basin Rd, West Launceston TAS 7250). Here you will begin your three day tour of indulgence and exploration in the stunning Cradle Mountain highlands. The tour kicks off with a tasting of some of the amazing local produce that can be found in the region:

The Ashgrove milk and cheese factory: This factory is in the heart of dairy country in Northern Tasmania. Farm fresh milk, cream, cheese, ice cream and butter are all on offer with more varieties of each than you could ever imagine. Have a sneaky peak behind the scenes at how they make their cheese before taking home specialty beer matched cheeses.

Seven Sheds Brewery: Witness the true paddock-to-glass experience at Seven Sheds Brewery. With organic hops grown on-site, and locally sourced honeys and malt, a tour of the gardens and brewery will give you full insight into how these delicious seasonal beers, honey wines and melomels are created. Willie Simpson’s beers are a long way from the usual tastes of big, brewery draughts - they need to be tasted to be believed. Enjoy tailored beer tasting to refresh your palette.

Spreyton Cider: You can’t visit the Apple Isle and not sample the produce that Tasmania was first so famous for. With four generations and over 100 years of experience, Spreyton is the perfect place to sample exquisite ciders. All ciders are made completely in-house to ensure the quality and taste - after your first sip you’ll agree it’s a decision well made. Sample six of their tree to bottle ciders, a ginger beer, their famous apple juice and experience a taste for every season. Don’t forget to take a complimentary bottle of cider with you for the road.

Southern Wild Distillery: The pleasure project of a local from Devonport George Burgess has produced gin that could only occur with the clean air of Northern Tasmania, using the clear water of Cradle Mountain snowmelt running through the Dasher and Fisher rivers - where the gin got its name - and mixed with local botanicals to give layers of flavours and aromas to evoke the very places they were harvested. Now the only thing remaining is to decide where does your heart lie - the Mountain, the Meadow or the Ocean? Wet your whiskers with a gin and whiskey flight.

This evening you will be transferred to your hotel accommodation.

Overnight: Cradle Mountain Accommodation
Meals included: None

This morning after breakfast you will embark on a day tour. Choose the way you would like to see Dove Lake.

Option 1: Feel like rowing out into pure bliss? Then canoeing Dove Lake is for you. The view of Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain from the water is inspiring, while gliding across the water you can’t help but be present and engaged with your incredible surrounds. You never know which animals will be spotted from this unique viewpoint.

Option 2: Prefer a slower pace to admire the beauty of Cradle Mountain? The Dove Lake Circuit walk may be more your style. This six kilometre sojourn leads through the Ballroom Forest, a cool temperate rainforest full of ancient myrtles, and continues beneath the crags of Cradle Mountain and Little Horn. It’s relatively flat and you may even find yourself joined by a wombat or two. There’s also an uphill climb you can take, which lead to stunning views from Marion’s Lookout. Not only is it a breathtaking view at the top, this walk itself is both beautiful and unforgettable. At the lookout you will indulge in a picnic hamper of local produce carried in by your guide.

After your descent back to flatter grounds you will return to your hotel, where you will start unwinding for the night by the fire with a special wine and cheese tasting to celebrate the gourmet produce this area is celebrated for. Indulge in six lovingly handcrafted wines with three delicious local cheeses all while being guided through the stories behind the wine and cheese.

After spending the day seeing all the beauty of Cradle Mountain, settle down for dinner at Hellyers Restaurant to indulge in fresh seasonal local produce. Shared plates mean that you don’t have to miss out on tasting a range of delights from the menu, from spectacular seafoods and organic garden delights to an amazing peppered steak. All accompanied by locally produced Tasmanian beer or wine - it’s the perfect end to a perfect day.

Please note: The Wild experience of Canoeing Dove Lake is weather dependant.

Overnight: Cradle Mountain Accommodation
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, you will pack your bags and get ready to head off to your first stop and tour of the day.

Barringwood Winery: A love affair with wine inspired the origins of Barringwood winery. A long growing season gives these wines an elegance and delicacy, while the cool climate creates the acidity. Delight in the wines whilst overlooking the stunning Don Valley and indulge in simple, handmade, local and seasonal produce for lunch.

Later you will arrive at the last stop of the day, the gorgeous city of Launceston. Here you can enjoy the afternoon to roam this city and region at your own pace.

Launceston: Tasmania’s second largest city has a lot to offer. Blessed with its vicinity to local produce you’ll find a place to satisfy any craving. A vibrant hub of activity, it has the charm of a small town with all the amenities of a city. Combine this with the stunning Cataract Gorge only a short walk from the city centre (and a must do) you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Once you have seen all there is to feast your eyes on, you will be collected by your tour guide who will pick you up from your chosen destination within the Launceston region, and transfer you back to the Launceston Gorge Carpark where the tour will come to an end.


Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Tour Inclusions

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  • Enjoy a 3 day tour in Tasmania’s Central Highlands
  • Enjoy a dinner and matched beer or wine at Hellyers Restaurant
  • Take a picnic lunch on a day at leisure at Dove Lake
  • Tour an apple orchard and taste the cider at Spreyton Cider Brewery
  • Explore Seven Sheds Brewery for a beer tour and tasting
  • Enjoy a gin & whiskey tasting at Southern Wild Distillery
  • Visit the famous Ashgrove cheese and milk factory
  • Explore Launceston with complimentary pick up and drop off
  • Choose a Guided Walking Tour or canoe Dove Lake
  • Enjoy a guided talk as you tantalise your tastebuds with a cheese and matched wine tasting
  • 2 nights 4-star accommodation at Cradle Mountain
  • Enjoy 5 meals including daily breakfast, plus cheese board and nibbles
  • Entry to Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Day 3: Pick up & drop off in Launceston

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel until the 28th of June.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a solo supplement fee of $325 applies.
 
Departure dates
2018
December: 7, 21 (SOLD OUT)
 
2019
January: 11, 18
February: 8, 22
March: 8, 22
April: 12
May: 3, 17, 31
June: 14, 28



Accommodation Used (subject to availability)


4-Star (self-rated):

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Cradle Mountain Hotel

Wilderness Village Cradle Mountain

 

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Maximum Room Capacity
3 Adults (subject to availability)
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Child Policy
Children are not permitted on tour. The offer is valid for adults 18 years and above only.
 
Bedding Configuration
1 x Queen and 1 x Day bed (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining Rooms (Interconnecting Rooms)
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 8.


- Domestic transfers / flights
- Meals/beverages not stated in deal offer
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
Cradle Mountain - Tasmania
The weather in this alpine region is changeable and unpredictable, but if you are well prepared you will enjoy the many moods of the mountains and rainforests. The area has an average maximum temperature of 18 degrees Celsius in Summer and 6 degrees Celsius in Winter. It is important to note that temperatures can go into the minus degrees Celsius during winter - especially overnight.
 
OTHER
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is at the customer’s discretion 


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/accommodation/other travel provider.
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