Summit Cradle Mountain Tassie Challenge

Summit Cradle Mountain for your chosen charity.

Challenge Highlights

  • Raise vital funds for your favorite charity
  • Embrace the opportunity to summit Cradle Mountain
  • Be inspired and delighted by the breathtaking views and fresh mountain air
  • Unique accommodation in wilderness settings

Overview

The beauty, peace & exhilaration of the Cradle Mountain National Park is yours with just a day pack, explore the base of the Great Western Tiers on foot before a visit to the fascinating caves of the Mole Creek Karst National Park. It's then on to the Cradle Mountain National Park high country where you'll have a number of impressive walks to choose from, a trip to the summit of Cradle Mountain being the preferred day out, weather permitting. Sharing the 360-degree panoramic views of Tasmania's highest mountains and surrounding wilderness area from its summit with your children will inspire them to want to explore even more. Nearby in the Forth Valley, we can also climb to the summit of Mt Roland, from where you'll all be greeted with 360 degree views of Bass Strait, back to Cradle Mountain and the prominent Barn Bluff. This is a fantastic active challenge!

Itinerary

After all the fundraising and preparation, the wait is finally over! You will make your way to your Australian gateway airport for your flights to Launceston. Your guides will be collecting the group from Launceston airport at approx 11am. From there you will driven to nearby Deloraine where your guides will present a general overview of the trip and ensure you have the correct clothing and distribute any hire gear that has been requested. You will then be taken to Alum Cliffs for a short gentle walk near the base of the magnificent Great Western Tiers, the mountain range which presides over the central north of Tasmania. Afterwards we will journey further north to visit the incredible caves of the Mole Creek Karst National Park. Then your guides will take you deep into the Mersey Valley where they will provide a delicious lunch at the beautiful Creses Cave Reserve on the Mersey River. From here we will head up into the high country to Cradle Mountain National Park. If time permits we will have the opportunity to take in some of the shorter walks in the stunning World Heritage Area before retiring to our accommodation for the evening at Waldheim Cabins nestled on the rainforests edge within the National Park. Walking time: up to 4 hrs

Meals:  L,D

On this day we will be spoilt for choice from the plethora of awe-inspiring walks that leave from the very doorstep of our accommodation. If weather permits the main objective for the day will be to summit Tasmania’s most well known and loved landmark – Cradle Mountain. This iconic day walk will provide you with magnificent views of this heavily glaciated landscape and see you stand on top of the islands third highest peak. Alternatively we can explore the ancient rainforests of Dove Lake, Marion’s Lookout, and Hanson’s Peak amongst many others. After our days explorations we will wave a fond farewell to Cradle Mountain and head off to the forests of the Forth Valley where our accommodation for the evening will be at the award winning Lemonthyme Lodge. Walking Time 7 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we will enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the Lodge before setting off to conquer another of Tasmania’s prominent peaks - Mt Roland. This mountain played an integral part in the original vision of the Cradle Mountain area becoming a National Park. Starting in the deeply scented Eucalyptus forests at the mountains base we encounter a variety of gradients on our upwards journey, on the climb up we view some waterfalls and a variety changing vegetation types before ascending the expansive plateau atop the massif. This huge rugged mountain is one of the state’s most rewarding walks and provides 360 degree views of the Bass Strait and back to Cradle Mountain and the imposing Barn Bluff. We will enjoy the beauty of the summit and a track lunch before descending back to Gowrie Park. If weather is inclement we can choose from a selection of wonderful rainforest walks and waterfalls in the Lemonthyme Valley. Late afternoon we will travel back to Launceston accommodation and tonight we celebrate the achievement of the our challenge and farewell our guides and Tasmania. Walking Time 6 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we drive to Launceston airport for our flights home, arriving by 1pm after successfully raising monies for The Kids' Cancer Project.

Meals:  B

What's Included

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Professional guide/s
  • 3 nights accommodation - including Waldheim Cabins/Lemonthyme Lodge
  • Transport by private minibus
  • National Park fees
  • Sleeping bag & inner sheet
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit

What's Not Included

  • Travel to and from Launceston
  • Accommodation before or after the trip- ask sales/reservations if you would like more information
  • Items of a personal nature - hire gear, alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance- ask sales/reservations if you would like more information

What You Carry

  • Our accommodated trips offer a combination of short, moderate and long day’s walks that will require you to carry a small back pack only. The pack should be 30-40 litres in capacity and it should not weigh more than 7-8kg once packed for the day. It will need to contain the following items:
  • • Water carrying capacity 2-3 Litre
  • • Water proof jacket
  • • Water proof overpants
  • • Base layer thermal clothing
  • • Sun protection (incl. Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat)
  • • Trail snacks- provided by your guide
  • • Small portion of the group lunches- if required

Fundraising Impact

The Kids' Cancer Project are dedicated to funding childhood cancer research. Why? Because cancer is the leading cause of death of children by disease. Many people don't know that childhood cancer is different from adult cancer. Every year, 950 children are diagnosed with cancer in Australia and 30,000 are living with late effects. Alarmingly, 90% of children who survive cancer will develop at least one chronic condition resulting from their treatment.

To learn more head to www.thekidscancerproject.org.au

Fast Facts

Trip Dates: DepartReturn
Duration:4 Days
Activities:Charity Challenge
Grade:Moderate  Click for more information
Trip Code:SOG5206

The key is to tap into your different networks, friends, family and the broader community and to try different ways of fundraising. From running a BBQ day, to hosting a movie night in local cinema, or an afternoon tea or fun dinner event. We also have a Facebook group just for our team members. Here, people share ideas and feedback on their fundraising. Plus our fundraising booklet with many fundraising ideas and how to make these super duper effective