Cradle Mountain is best known for its jagged peaks, which are one of the most recognisable images of Tasmania’s wilderness. Explore the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair national park on foot by taking one of many short walks in the area. Or if you have the time and stamina try the Overland Track—a six-day guided walk finishing at the northern end of Lake St Clair, staying in catered huts along the way. View cascading rivers to dense, surrounded by smooth glacial lakes and old-growth rainforest featuring Australia's only deciduous tree which is native to Tasmania and has a magnificent autumn display, ranging through gold to deep red from late April to May. Spend the day climbing Cradle Mountain’s summit. Learn the natural history of the park in Weindorfer's Chalet, just off the road to Dove Lake. The national park is a 2.5 hours’ drive west of Launceston and 90 minutes from Devonport. If adventure and breathtaking views is what your looking for then consider visiting Cradle Mountain today.
Devonport is best known as "Australia’s market garden" the area produces 40% of Tasmania's vegetable crop. Crops include orchard fruit, and fields of vegetables including onions, potatoes, beans, carrots and peas, as well as poppies and pyrethrum. Devonport has a great variety of walking and cycling trails for you to enjoy, from coastal to city and river or bushland to explore. Shop at unique boutiques and specialty shops, taste the locally grown produce and freshly caught seafood. Or dine at many of the variety of cafes and restaurants offering gourmet food, wine and Tasmanian beers. Use Devonport as your base to explore Australia’s coolest wine trail, history, national parks and adventure. There is easy access to the city of Devonport by either flying in or taking the Spirit of Tasmanian ferry linking the city to Melbourne.
Launceston & Tamar Valley
Launceston is best known for its rich cultural heritage and the spectacular Cataract Gorge in the Tamar Valley. Stroll along the streets and view Georgian buildings such at the 1880 General Post Office with its clock tower that chimes every hour. Dine at an old pub and try some fine wines and locally made beer. Or try some wonderful food riverside on the pier. Visit the City Park and view Japanese Macaquemonkeys or see Tasmania Devils at the nearby Tasmania Zoo. Explore the Tamar Valley with beautiful parks, gardens and natural attractions including the magnificent Cataract Gorge, which is home to the longest single span chairlift in the world, stretching 308 metres (1,010 ft) across the gorge. Use Launceston as your base to explore Australia’s coolest wine trail, gourmet food, history, national parks and adventure. Direct flights will get you here from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.