Cradle Mountain Canyons
Cradle Mountain Canyons offers quality canyoning tours around the Cradle Mountain area, in northwest Tasmania. The business is wholly Tasmanian owned and operated.
The operation is based in the Cradle Mountain National Park, and takes you to spectacular, rarely seen areas and canyons. Come along for an adventure and see for yourself.
There are two canyon tours on offer. The first is Dove Canyon, with waterfalls, jumps, slides and abseils. This is one for the adventurous and intrepid. No previous experience is required, although you need to be reasonably fit and be able to swim. The second is Lost World Canyon, which allows you to experience the beauty of the upper Dove River. You will take an easy walk on the Cradle Valley Boardwalk, and float leisurely through calm pools and river on inflatable tubes.
Tours depart from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.
Cradle Mountain is around 90 minutes’ drive (60 kilometres/38 miles) from Devonport or Burnie.
Please select a tour service below to find out more information:
- Dove Canyon
- The Lost World Canyon
Spend the day traversing the spectacular Dove Canyon - a spectacular deep gorge carved into 800 million year old quartzite. After abseiling into the canyon, we soon come to Freestyle Falls and jump the seven metres into the deep pool below. We continue through the canyon, encountering five more waterfalls, all of which we jump off or slide down. The highlight is the Laundry Shoot - a ten metre high natural waterslide that spits us out from a cave into a big open pool.
Dove Canyon is our most action packed adventure, but participants do not need previous experience - just a sense of adventure and ability to swim.
Float and walk through a beautiful section of river and see the world from the point of view of a platypus. The Lost World Canyon offers a truly unique way to experience Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. This tour is all about getting up close and personal with nature. Available to participants aged eight and up, it is not aimed at the adrenaline junkie, but some jump rocks up to three metres high and other challenges spice things up. Some of the highlights include seeing 1000 year old pencil pine trees and hearing the story of James 'Philosopher' Smith - the legendary first canyoner at Cradle Mountain.
- National Park
- Nature based
- Water based