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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
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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 US$91.62
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 US$80.63
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 (12)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
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 3 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Great fun!

I really enjoyed the guide and his photographer. Informative and entertaining. I especially enjoyed the jumps. I definitely want to try Machinery Canyon next.More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jerry S
Canyons C, Owner at Cradle Mountain Canyons, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Hi Jerry, so happy to have you along last season! We're gearing up for our season start on November 1 2019, and as a return customer you can claim a special discount on your canyoning experience...call us to apply the discount on your next booking....More

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile
FANTASTIC

We had a blast , the tour was well organized and the two young men who took our tour of 12 could not have been more accommodating or friendly . They made sure our safety came first. I highly recommend this to all , we...More

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Canyons C, Canyon Guide at Cradle Mountain Canyons, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank you for the great review and always glad to hear recognition for the efforts our guides put in to keep everyone safe and ensure a good time is had by all! Maybe see you again?!

Reviewed 2 February 2018
Lots of fun!

We went as a family and all had lots of fun, our guides were really nice and funny and both were patient with us all, especially when I got a little nervous doing jumps with everyone off of rocks and posing for pictures. There was...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Paris K
Canyons C, Canyon Guide at Cradle Mountain Canyons, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Hi Paris K. Thanks for the great review, and thanks for noticing the effort we have made to get the Rainbow Tasmania Tourist Accreditation. It's such a small thing, but at least something we can do. And glad you had a great time pushing through...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Very child friendly

Staff were amazing. So good at assisting children around the canyon and up the walls to enable an exhilarating experience for youngsters. It was great to be able to sit back and enjoy the adrenaline fuelled excitement on my daughters face........... location pretty impressive too!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jwells2018
Canyons C, Canyon Guide at Cradle Mountain Canyons, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thanks for the great review jwells2018 and we appreciate the comments about our guides. We definitely get a kick out of watching the kids enjoy themselves too!

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