Launch yourself off waterfalls, abseil down cliffs and shoot through nature’s water-slides. Or take an easier option and float along seeing the world from the point of view of a platypus. Canyoning is a must do for lovers of adventure at Cradle Mountain.
Canyoning involves putting on a wetsuit and helmet and swimming, floating, abseiling, walking and jumping your way through a section of river – like white water rafting without the raft. Cradle Mountain Canyons is the only business offering guided canyoning tours in Tasmania.
The Dove Canyon Tour is a full-on day out involving an abseil into the canyon, followed by six waterfall jumps and slides and a number of other obstacles. No experience in necessary – just a reasonable level of fitness and ability to swim.
The Lost World Canyon is a much easier and shorter option, great for families and available to participants aged at least eight. This one is all about getting up close and personal with nature.
Tours depart from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.
Cradle Mountain is around 90 minutes drive (88 kilometres/55 miles) from Devonport or 2 hours 15 minutes (153km/95km) from Launceston.