Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 6 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-43573
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Launceston, Australia
  • Ends Launceston, Australia
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • 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.
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Starting and ending in Launceston, the trip "Best Of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain" is a guided explorer tour that takes 6 days. You will travel through Launceston, Cradle Mountain and Corinna in Australia. "Best Of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain" is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

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!
  • Day 1: Launceston / Cradle Coast / Stanley / Smithton
  • Day 2: Tarkine Wilderness / Smithton
  • Day 3: Rocky Cape National Park / Waratah / Corinna
  • Day 4: Corinna / Cradle Mountain
  • Day 5: Cradle Mountain / Launceston
  • Day 6: Launceston (or Hobart)
  • Hotel (4 nights), Cottage (1 night)
  • 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
  • Private Vehicle
  • An expert tour leader
Included 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
  • Any international flights to/from Launceston are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 13 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 August 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Best of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

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.
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
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