McDermott's Coaches
McDermott's Coaches
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McDermott’s Coaches and Tours are one of the State’s largest coach tour and specialist transport service provider and with many years in the industry with a fleet of over 50 Australian coaches including several new large luxury 5 Star coaches as well as a large number of smaller modern coaches. Sightseeing & Hiking Tours - Cradle Mountain day tours, hiking and transport services operates all year round and offer excellent experiences in the State’s iconic Cradle Mt National Park in comfortable quality coaches with an informative local tour guide and full commentary. Cradle Mountain visitors are catered for with both short and extended Hiking options, Park Explorer and Sunrise Tours and Night Spotting Animals Dusk Tour.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia

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Nicole L
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Comfortable mode to visit Cradle Mountain, our guide is very nice and knowledgeable. The schedule and the price are reasonable.
Written 15 February 2024
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Thi H
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Beautiful place to see. Comtable seat on the bus.. Beautiful bus drive.. Love the weather.. The water was very clean.. Sky was beautiful.. I did see the whole Cradle Mt
Written 29 January 2024
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Nomad37971844281
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Jan 2024 • Family
- One of the two guides wasn't motivated and was making mistakes (showing the wrong route to take in the mountain!)
- There was no lunch! A cold sandwich valued at 3$ is not lunch.
- A lot of time spent at coffee breaks in different visitor centres etc. Less time for exploring the place.
The weather was terrible and the tour wasn't cancelled.
Written 29 January 2024
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Charlotte p
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Kerry was a very knowledgble , approachable and helpful Tour Guide.
The Tour was fun and my son and I had a lovely time. Thank you.
Written 26 January 2024
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Qidong C
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Jan 2024 • Solo
I would not recommend this trip to young people who would like to explore the cradle mountain. Although it is claimed to be a full day trip, the actually time spent in Cradle Mountain or Dove lake is less than 90 minutes. For me personally it is a totally waste of time.
Written 25 January 2024
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Thank you for your feedback, our Cradle Day Tour is a great way to see a lot of the area in a short amount of time. Stops include Sheffield town of murals, the Visitor Centre, Dove Lake, including walks to the Boat Shed and Glacier Rock, the historic Waldheim Chalet & Weindorfer’s Forest, returning via a visit to Ashgrove cheese factory. Our tour is complete with guided commentary along the way. I am sorry we did not meet your expectations, we do have return transfers as an alternative which may have been more suitable for you. This option allows for exploring at your own pace, and overnighting in Cradle to do more extensive hikes if that is your preference.
Written 28 January 2024
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_cwri2147
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
My wife and will not be recommending this tour to anyone. The $150 price per person is way too much and the inclusions and content could be much better. We were not impressed with the tour guide either. Being driven through Raillton and seeing the topiary was good but not being allowed to stop for photos was disappointing. Similarly the murals in Sheffield were very interesting but only being driven around to see some exhibits and being limited to 20 minutes off the coach to have morning tea that we had to pay for left minimal time to walk around the town to see more murals. By the time we got to Cradle Mountain there was limited time to see the sights. This was supposed to be the highlight of the tour. Another disappointment. Finally the lunch and the venue was very low standard - a roll with soggy lettuce in a shed with tea/coffee if you made it yourself and a protein bar snack if you were quick enough. Then a walk to see a chalet and through a rain forest where some people were bitten by leeches - the guide forgot to mention the possibility of leeches and to take precautions before the long drive back listening to insulting quips about mother in laws and a boring long winded thesis about the AFL. A partial refund of our $300 would be most welcome.
Written 21 January 2024
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Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Your review is a unique perspective, and it conveys that this particular itinerary, which adhered to its advertised details, may not have aligned with your preferences. In the future, you might find more enjoyment in food-based tours that include morning tea and having your coffee served for you. I apologize if your experience fell short of your conflicting desire for more stops along the way and additional time at Cradle Mountain. It's important to note that this tour covers over 300kms, a considerable amount of travel time in an already 10 hour tour. Furthermore, This tour being situated in a National Park brings with it certain challenges, including encounters with leeches, exposure to wind and rain, and limited resources.
Written 21 January 2024
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Mjgk
Yarraville, Australia21 contributions
Awesome night walk seeing a wide range of wildlife. We spotted pademelons, Bennet wallabies, wombats, quolls and bushtail possums, including some very up close (on wombats came and sniffed at our boots). We also saw a Joey Wombat on the grass. Our guide Les was patient and knowledgeable and we all felt comfortable throughout the tour. I’d highly recommend this tour,you can see some of the animals yourself but we would not have learnt so much, or seen the quolls or possums independently.
Written 20 January 2024
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How Fantastic you go to experience the closeness of our native wildlife and understand their behaviours through our guides commentary. Thank you for joining.
Written 21 January 2024
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Setiawani S
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Ben is a great guide! He has lots of knowledge & experience about Cradle mountain, the nature & the great spots for photos. He is very on time & service-oriented.
Cradle mountain & Dove lake are amazing! So beautiful!
Highly recommended for this tour!
Written 13 December 2023
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Bronwen M
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Dec 2023 • Solo
Great guide (Dale), very knowledgeable but not in a “know it all” kinda way. I really enjoyed the commentary along the way, and we were blessed with a great day for it. Superb views and photo opportunities. Topped off by seeing a wombat and echidna. Decent lunch too. Cheers!
Written 4 December 2023
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Fantastic Feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your day all round!
Written 17 December 2023
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Happiness59545439076
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
What a wonderful day with our fabulous and knowledgeable bus driver Keri.
Cradle Mountain was spectacular. The whole day was so much fun!
Written 24 November 2023
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Thanks so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the day!
Written 17 December 2023
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