Cradle Mountain Canyons Tours

The Dove Canyon (min age 15)

Wilderness + adrenalin + adventure = the Dove Canyon. If you are after an unforgettable experience in Tasmania, you have come to the right place. The Dove Canyon showcases wild Tasmania at its best. This trip involves a thrilling combination of jumps, slides and abseils buried in a 50 metre deep quartzite canyon. Definitely one to write home about.

This option is for the adventurous and intrepid. You do not need any previous canyoning or abseiling experience, but we recommend customers are physically fit, MUST be able to swim and have a great sense of adventure.

The minimum age for participants on this tour is 15.

We also provide a tasty lunch on this tour.

Difficulty

Physically and mentally challenging. There's no way to walk around any of the falls, so it is a committing trip. Plus a very steep hill to walk out at the end.

Departure Time

8.30 am (6-8 hour trip), 9.30am (6-8 hour trip)

Meeting Point

Look for our office, located next to the Cradle Mountain Visitor Information Centre

Cost
  • Adults $210
  • Concession $190

The Lost World Canyon (min age eight)

The Lost World Canyon allows you to experience the beauty of the upper section of the Dove River. You will journey through quaint quartzite gorges, surrounded by a blanket of button-grass, ancient King Billy pines and, if you are lucky, wandering wombats.

Children aged at least eight are welcome on this tour and we recommend it for families and those who are out for a fun, refreshing adventure.

All up the tour takes between three and four hours, with about an hour spent in the river.

Difficulty

Nice and easy. Walking and floating through a beautiful section of river, with optional jumps and other challenges along the way.

Departure Time

8:30 am and 1:30 pm (3 hour trip)

Meeting Point

Look for our office, located next to the Cradle Mountain Visitor Information Centre

Cost
  • Adults $105
  • Child(8+ years) $85
  • Concession $95

Machinery Creek

Big waterfalls, big cliffs and lots of history are what we find in Machinery Creek. Abseiling is a key focus on this tour, with six waterfalls we descend with the use of ropes. The biggest is Petrifying Falls, as named by explorer Henry Hellyer in the early 1800s (we’ll tell you why when you come along!).

This is a full day out and participants need to be fit. There is less current, so an ability to swim is not required.

If it’s your first time with us, we recommend doing Dove Canyon before this one. Dove Canyon is more subject to flooding than Machinery Creek, so we sometimes move Dove Canyon tours to Machinery Creek if it is raining.

Ring us to enquire about Machinery Creek – you won’t find it bookable on the website.

Difficulty

A long day out with a lot of scrambling over rocks. Plenty of abseiling on this tour, but no experience necessary.

Departure Time

8.30 am (7-8 hour trip)

Meeting Point

Look for our office, located next to the Cradle Mountain Visitor Information Centre

Cost
  • Adults $210
  • Concession $190