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Half Day Cradle Mountain Canyoning: Lost World Canyon

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  • 4-hour morning or afternoon canyoning tour in Lost World Canton, from Cradle Mountain
  • Choose a morning or afternoon departure
  • Enjoy a fun physical challenge while making your way down the Dove River in Lost World Canyon
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Half Day Cradle Mountain Canyoning: Lost World Canyon
From USD 90.73
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8:30am Morning TourMost Popular
An easy introduction to the world of canyoning, great for families and those after a unique way to experience the wilderness. Float and walk through this pristine river, with optional jumps.
From USD 90.73
1:30pm Afternoon Tour
An easy introduction to the world of canyoning, great for families and those after a unique way to experience the wilderness. Float and walk through this pristine river, with optional jumps.
From USD 79.84
Overview

Enjoy a fun and refreshing half-day canyoning tour at the Dove River in Lost World Canyon, a beautiful part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Float and walk through a breathtaking section of river on a moderately challenging canyoning adventure led by experienced guides. See gorges that are surrounded by native button grass, ancient King Billy pines, the slopes of Cradle Mountain, and hear about local history and wildlife from your guide. Your tour includes the use of all necessary equipment, including wetsuits and helmets.

What to Expect

Make your own way to the meeting point near the Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre for your morning or afternoon tour.

Your guide provides the necessary gear for your canyoning excursion, then takes you by minivan to Snake Hill, located about a 15-minute drive away. From the parking area, take an easy 20-minute walk to the river, with views of Cradle Mountain along the way.

Your guide provides a detailed safety talk before you step into the Dove River, which runs through Lost World Canyon. Follow your guide into the water to begin your journey downstream, alternately floating, walking and scrambling over rocks. Expect to spend approximately one hour in the water.

If you're feeling bold, you can take on challenges such as jumping from tall boulders into deep pools, and swimming down rapids and shoots. If adrenaline-fueled thrills don't appeal, simply enjoy the fun of making your way downriver in this gorgeous canyon. You might even spot a wombat along with other critters that are native to Tasmania.

Throughout your tour, your guide shares fascinating facts about the region's wildlife, history and legendary characters such as James ‘Philosopher’ Smith – the first canyoner at Cradle Mountain.

This tour is suitable for people with a good fitness level and sense of adventure. Families and children ages eight and older are welcome to join.

When it's time to leave the river, change back into dry clothes and retrace your steps to the vehicle. Your tour ends with return to the Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre.

Reviews (16)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great family experience

We were a group of 6 ranging in age from 14 to 52. The tour wasn't super easy and there were a couple of scary moments but it added to the experience and the guides Will and Sarah were very patient, fun and clearly loved...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Claire S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Years Resolution TICK!

Looking for activities that pushed me out of my comfort zone led me to booking this tour for the family (52, 50, 17 and 10 year old). The guides were very supportive and informative. They never rushed me in completing the jumps - something I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cossie2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to see a different side of Cradle Mountain

My family and I did the half day Lost Canyon trip with Cradle Mountain Canyoning and it didn’t disappoint. We were lucky enough to be to only ones on the afternoon tour and we had a great time. Our guides Will and Zac were excellent,...More

Thank buaya65
Canyons C, Front Office Tour Agent at Cradle Mountain Canyons, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, was great to have you along! Stoked to hear it, will pass it on to the guides. A perfect activity for the holiday season!

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Absolutely fun for whole family

My family has a fantastic time with Cradle Mountain Canyoning team. it was originally an off day for Cradle Mountain Canyoning team. I wrote to Antony and asked for special arrangement. Thanks Antony for making this possible for my family. We appreciate the special arrangement....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lam19713307
Canyons C, Front Office Tour Agent at Cradle Mountain Canyons, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awesome to have you all along and definitely worth the trip! Really goes to show the range of ages who can participate. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you again should you choose to venture with Cradle Canyons in the...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile
A must do!

Excellent way to spend half a day! The Lost World Canyon is a great way to see the landscape from a different perspective. The guides were informative and lots of fun. I was worried about the cold, however they layered you up in the wetsuits...More

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Canyons C, Owner at Cradle Mountain Canyons, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thanks very much. Glad you enjoyed the Lost World and hope to see you in the future to have a crack at a full day tour!

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