Cradle Mountain Nature Walk
Cradle Mountain Nature Walk
Take a scenic drive through the Cradle Mountain Valley region for a breathtaking view, visit the Town of Murals, and more when you book this exciting tour in Burnie. Your tour includes a scenic drive that takes you past through some of the most impressive farmlands in Tasmania and the chance to enjoy freshly brewed coffee while admiring iconic murals with stops at Forth Braddons Lookout and the historic rural town of Sheffields. You'll even get to visit a historic town known for its fauna residents, the fairy penguins, and walk around Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain while indulging in a light lunch and Tasmanian wine. With so many opportunities to catch breathtaking views of the central highlands and ocean, this excursion is ideal for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts alike!
Start your tour departing from the northern Tasmanian town of Ulverstone to make your way to see the iconic murals in the rural yet cool town of Sheffield, a rural yet cool town that sits at the base of Mount Sheffield in the region of Cradle Mountain Valley. Every year, about 200,000 street artists and tourists from across the globe flock to this "Town of Murals" to behold streets dotted with over 60 murals of the area's breathtaking scenery and rich history. Continue your scenic tour by heading to Forth Valley, where you'll get to see breathtaking views from Forth Braddons Lookout. Grab your camera to take great oceanside views and capture stunning photos of the central highlands, red soil volcanic farmlands, and the iconic Cradle Mountain in the distance.
Next, head to the charming coastal town of Penguin to admire the architectural excellence of its historic landmarks, such as the keyhole windows and horseshoe arches that depict the Federation Carpenter Gothic style of the Penguin Uniting Church. This seaside church was built at the turn of the 20th century and overlooks the Bass Strait. While Penguin was first settled in the mid 19th century, this historic town is also home to crowds of fairy penguins, the world's smallest penguins, which hang out by Penguin Town's golden beaches.
Continue your tour to the main attraction of Cradle Mountain, Tasmania's sixth highest mountain. This World Heritage Site's summit reaches as high as 1,165 feet and is surrounded by a unique scenery of glacial lakes, ancient forests, and river gorges that run deep, making this mountain the perfect place for taking postcard-worthy photos. While visiting the area, you'll also get a chance to indulge in a delicious light lunch and whet your palate with Tasmania's award-winning wine. Wrap up your tour with a walk at the nearby Dove Lake for stunning views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, pencil pines, tussock grasses, and a rare glimpse of native wildlife like wombats and pademelons.
If you're looking for a way to combine a cultural experience with an outdoor adventure, then this tour is one you won't want to miss. Book this exciting tour today for an unforgettable time discovering the towns and scenery in the Cradle Mountain Valley region near Burnie.