A fantastic experience. Bus arrived on schedule. Imogen, our guide for the day gave a commentary which was informative and interesting on a range of topics- places, history, landmarks etc. We stopped at Sheffield briefly, before making the drive to Cradle Mountain. Imogen had everything organised for us which was great. She kept a steady pace for us to walk around Dove Lake, stopping along the way to explain certain features, and giving us time to take photos. Scenery was amazing, plenty of photo opportunities. It was cool and a rain jacket was handy for the showers that occurred. Good walking shoes are a must. Afterwards, we had lunch - wraps/sandwiches, drink in a hut, followed by a visit to Waldheim house. We stopped at Ashgrove Cheese before heading back to Launceston. Overall, the experience exceeded expectations - wealth of information gained by being with an excellent guide and only a small group of about 9, access to the park and facilities, for a first time visit to the area the day was very enjoyable.
Perfect weather for a clear view of Cradle mountain. The coach driver's commentary was interesting and informative. It's an excellent way to see the countryside and we stopped at a couple of the towns. A most enjoyable day trip.
We were lucky in having a perfect spring day which did help. The McDermott's coach driver/guide was most friendly, helpful and full of added info all the way there and back for that matter. He was a key ingredient to making the days tour informative, educational and therefore more enjoyable with meaning and purpose to the days outing. All it did was whets one appetite to go back for a longer time and go trekking in the Mt. Cradle National Park.
the group arrived at cradle mountain were there was a cycling event being held, a shocker of a day raining fog ect by the time we arrived at the mountain blue sky's an encouraging sign. the trip itself was hurried we only saw half of what was offered.