Cradle Mountain Canyons - Cradle Mountain
From $100.00 to $100.00
Cradle Mountain Canyons offers quality canyoning tours around the Cradle Mountain area, in northwest Tasmania. The business is wholly Tasmanian owned and operated.
The operation is based in the Cradle Mountain National Park, and takes you to spectacular, rarely seen areas and canyons. Come along for an adventure and see for yourself.
There are two canyon tours on offer. The first is Dove Canyon, with waterfalls, jumps, slides and abseils. This is one for the adventurous and intrepid. No previous experience is required, although you need to be reasonably fit and be able to swim. The second is Lost World Canyon, which allows you to experience the beauty of the upper Dove River. You will take an easy walk on the Cradle Valley Boardwalk, and float leisurely through calm pools and river on inflatable tubes.
Tours depart from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.
Cradle Mountain is around 90 minutes’ drive (60 kilometres/38 miles) from Devonport or Burnie.
Services for Cradle Mountain Canyons
- Dove Canyon
- Meet at the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre, where you are issued necessary equipment for the tour including wetsuit, life jacket, helmet gloves and shoes. A short drive brings you to the Ranger Station. From here, walk along the scenic Cradle Valley Boardwalk and Dove Circuit Track and down to the top of the Dove Canyon. After a safety briefing, rappel 15 metres deep into the canyon. From here you swim, rock jump and slide your way down to a five metre waterfall jump with a deep pool at the bottom allowing you to jump, flip, backflip, or pull whatever freestyle move you desire into the water. Continue downstream, where you will jump or slide over waterfalls, into caves, down log slides and land in pools, before finishing up at Horsey Falls, a four metre waterfall slide. It is possible to climb up to ride again or opt for the rock jump into the waterfall. Take a break aand relax before walking back to the Ranger Station and drive back to the Visitor Information Centre where the trip finishes. Shower tokens are available if you wish to shower at Discovery Holiday Parks facilities.
- The Lost World Canyon
- Meet at the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre, where you will be issued necessary equipment for the tour including wetsuit, life jacket, helmet gloves and shoes. A short drive brings you to the Snake Hill carpark. From here, take a 15 minute walk along the scenic Cradle Valley Boardwalk to the start point. After a safety briefing from the guides, slip into the Dove River and begin your journey downstream. You will make your way through several quartzite gorges surrounded by button grass plains and ancient 1000 year old Pencil Pines. There are several small rapids to float through and jump rocks for those who wish to. You have the choice of swimming or floating on an inflatable tube. Many native animals including wombats and wallaby’s are often sighted on the Lost World Canyon tours. This trip is recommended for beginners, families and those who are out for a fun, relaxing adventure. This trip is also ideal for school groups to give students an introduction to canyoning. Please note there is a minimum age of eight for participants on this tour.
Experiences around Cradle Mountain
- Nature based