Walk Cradle Mountain National Park

Trip Code: PZXC

Why we love it

Explore the unbelievable landscapes of Cradle Mountain National Park on a series of hikes, uncovering a land of stunning lakes, dazzling peaks and fascinating forests filled with unique plant life., Discover Tasmania’s nocturnal creatures during a nighttime wildlife spotting tour. Wombats, pademelons, wallabies, quolls and Tasmanian devils can all be found after dark., Get up close and personal with Tasmania’s most iconic creature – the Tasmanian devil. Visit a wildlife conservation facility to meet these endangered animals then enjoy sunset drinks around a campfire., Take your tastebuds on a trip along the famously delicious Cradle to Coast tasting trail, stopping in with artisanal producers of some of Tasmania’s tastiest treats.

Is this trip right for me?

This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility. Good footwear, clothing for all types of Tasmanian weather, plus perhaps walking poles are recommended. Details on physical activities can be found in the itinerary.

This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.

Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.

Important information

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

What to bring/pack

Please keep your luggage size and weight to a minimum. One small soft-sided bag plus a day pack (no more than 15 kg in total per person) is essential due to limited space for luggage in our vehicles. We recommend against bringing hard/externally framed suitcases as they are difficult to store in the vehicle and can damage equipment and other travellers' belongings., You will have to be prepared for all weather extremes. You will be walking at alpine altitudes. We suggest that you take all of the items on the below list.

Packing List:

Lightweight Long Sleeved Shirt [for sun protection]
Walking Shorts
Lightweight walking trousers
Long Sleeved Thermal Tops – mid to heavy weight [Merino Wool]
T Shirts
Down Jacket [ long sleeve best option]
Mid-weight to heavy Fleece Pullover
Pairs of Socks [min]
Pairs of Underwear [min]
Waterproof Jacket, raincoat with hood. Your raincoat needs to be thoroughly waterproof and made of a gore-tex material or similar 

Walking Boots – Ankle High – not shoes [leather is more durable]


Sunhat with brim & Beanie
Drink Bottles and/or Camelback System [no less than 2 litres]

Sunscreen, Lip Balm & Insect Repellent


Trekking Poles, WATER BOTTLE
Please bring your own water bottle to refill along the way. Although it can be difficult to avoid bottled water when travelling, please use the water dispensers which are provided on some of our vehicles and at some of our accommodation. Your leader will advise whether tap water is safe to drink in your destination, if it is you can simply refill with tap water. When unable to avoid bottled water it is better to buy the largest available and distribute into your smaller bottle for the day.

Physical rating


Joining your group

Mercure Hotel Launceston, 3 Brisbane St, Launceston, AUSTRALIA

Joining instructions

Please meet your tour leader and your group for a welcome meeting in the lobby of the Mercure Hotel Launceston in the morning of day 1.

Finishing your trip

Mercure Hotel Launceston, 3 Brisbane St, Launceston, AUSTRALIA

Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 3

Lunches included: 2

Dinners included: 


On most days, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Your leader will prepare most of the meals whilst on tour.

Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. None of this is difficult however many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer.

All food for this trip is purchased and packed prior to your group leaving on day one. After we’ve left town it can be very difficult to source special dietary requests.

Travellers with special dietary requirements or food allergies are required to advise us at the time of booking.
You may be asked to pay for any additional food if you have not advised us of any special dietary requirements. Due to the often remote nature of our trips, food is basic but plentiful and delicious.

We can provide easily available substitutes, please bring your own staples (nuts, bars, snacks) if you require a diet differing from the following.

Gluten Free
Dairy Free (soy available )
Pork Free

Please don’t hesitate to contact u if you have any specific dietary concerns.
* Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce are generally unable to be catered for on these trips.

Climate & seasonal information

Tasmania will no doubt give us everything it has to offer. You need to be prepared for hot weather as well as cold and wet (maybe even on the same day). It is unpredictable especially in the alpine regions.

Tasmania has four distinct seasons with the warmest months being December to March. The average maximum daily summer temperatures are between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius and winter daily temperatures sit between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius.

Even in the peak of the Australian summer, Tasmania, being the most southerly point of the country, is subject to cold and wet weather from Antarctica. It can get very cold, particularly at higher elevations such as Cradle Mountain. Tasmania sits on a latitude of approximately 40 degrees south, which sometimes means the wind chill from the 'roaring 40's' can make the days very cold! Daily weather conditions in Tasmania can change very quickly from sunshine to rain. We suggest that you come prepared for all extremes, some light clothing for the sunshine and something a little more protective for the colder and possibly wet days.

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the number below.

Intrepid's Local Operator: +61 406 382 597



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