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Cradle Mountain Canyoning: Dove Canyon

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins at the Cradle Mountain Canyons office early morning where you will be kitted out with wetsuits and other gear before traveling a short distance by bus to your first stop.

    Begin your day with a 45-minute walk into the canyon passing through spectacular button grass plains, ancient rain forests while taking in incredible views of Cradle Mountain.

    After a thorough safety talk from an experienced and qualified guide,abseil into the canyon where you can spend approximately three hours in the canyon, jumping and sliding off waterfalls, walking and floating through the calm stretches in between. In all, there are six waterfalls to get down. The highest jump is about seven meters. As there is no way for you to walk around each waterfall, you will need to abseil or jump down each waterfall.

    At the end of the tour there is an approximately one hour walk out of the canyon. The first twenty minutes of this is up a steep hill in a wetsuit to get back to where dry clothes have been left (definitely the hardest part of the day physically). Groups then drive back to the office where the tour began and have the option to purchase photos of the tour.

    End your day after a short bus trip back to Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre, 4057 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain TAS 7306, Australia
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Two qualified and experienced guides
    • All equipment
    • All activities
    • Lunch
    • Transfers from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre
    • National Park Fees
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Minimum age is 15
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Weather: tour subject to safety conditions. If conditions are deemed unsafe, tour may be moved to an alternate location. If tour is cancelled, participants will receive a full refund.
    • All participants must be able to swim
    • Please advise any relevant medical conditions or preexisting injuries at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 29 April 2019

    I did this tour with my wife and two boys 10 &14yrs. We had an absolute blast. The guides were good fun and we all had a great time. The only problem was that it was over way too fast. I can't wait to try...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Stephen P
    cradlemtcanyons, Owner at Cradle Mountain Canyons, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019

    Thanks Stephen. We'd love to see you back at Cradle Mountain soon with your family for the Dove Canyon or Machinery Canyon (minimum age 15 years). Cheers, CMC Team

    Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

    I did this tour with my husband and two children aged 13 & 11. Have to be honest that I was feeling a certain amount of trepidation as the time came - would I be too cold? Would it be difficult? Would I get hurt?...More

    Thank Kirstin R
    Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

    My hubby and I did Dove Canyon today and were smiling from ear to ear the whole morning. From abseiling down the canyon walls to floating down the river and enjoying the amazing scenery after jumping off the waterfalls, this was the perfect way to...More

    Thank TaleciaR27
    Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

    Very challenging but highly enjoyable! Guides were great and my daughter loved every minute of the experience!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Moondog1612
    Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

    Went on the full-day tour today and had a fantastic time. I've never been canyoning before but we were taught everything you needed to know. The gear was in good shape and kept us warm even in 9 degree water. The guides Tulky and Anthony...More

    Thank davidoN4506PI
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