The 265-acre site is noted for its manicured fields of lavender, beautiful gardens, and oil distillation facility.
Discover the Wild Landscape of Cradle Mountain
The jagged contours of snow-capped Cradle Mountain epitomise the feel of a wild landscape, while ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands, buttongrass, and deciduous beech trees provide a range of environments to explore.
We offer day trips from Launceston to Cradle Mountain to see the snow in winter, and tours also include Sheffield Murals and an optional Berry Farm and Cheese tasting. We can add a side trip to Launceston’s Cataract Gorge if time permits.
Cradle Mountain forms the northern end of the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National park and is part of the Tasmanian World Heritage area. Native wildlife abounds, and you are sure to see some wallabies, wombats, and more.
Sheffield, the ‘Town Of Murals,’ has murals that are painted on the sidewalls of most of the buildings throughout the town.
- Pick-up from Launceston CBD at 08:30
- Drop-off in Launceston CBD at around 17:30
- Deloraine: Enjoy the river views and old power station and see how many art sculptures you can count on the main street.
- Christmas Hills: Visit the Raspberry farm and taste the chocolate-covered berries or sample other tasty delights whilst walking around the dam searching for pademelons and platypus.
- Elizabeth Town: Ashgrove Cheese factory lies within the heart of the dairying and cropping region in Northern Tasmania. Several generations of Bennett families have been farming the land surrounding the milk and cheese factory since the 1880s.
- Railton: Drive through the Town of Topiary and view the majestic animals and sculptures crafted from wireframes and green vegetation.
- Sheffield: Stroll around the murals and return to Launceston via scenic agricultural land.
- Launceston: Visit the iconic Cataract Gorge, if time permits, to learn about the history of this old town.
If your main interest is Cradle Mountain, we can skip other attractions en route to allow more time to complete the Dove Lake Walking circuit or alternative shorter walks in this spectacular area.