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Cradle Mountain & Walls of Jerusalem Walk

Cradle Mountain & Walls of Jerusalem walk

5 days. Guided walk with Wow-Mazing Inclusions

This fantastic 5 day walking holiday is for our guests who want to experience hiking in Cradle Mountain National Park without having to undertake an arduous walking experience with packs.  The stunning walks explore Cradle Mountain and Walls of Jerusalem National Parks. See magnificent Mountain Peaks, spectacular glacial lakes wilderness region of Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most desirable and iconic walking destinations and a treasure in its own right. With rugged mountain peaks, glacial lakes, ancient rainforests and abundant wildlife, this truly is a special place. Enjoy 4 days of Pack Free walking in the beautiful Cradle Mountain National Park, marvelling at 360-degree panoramic views of Tasmania’s highest mountains and on your last day, a challenging day walking into the Walls of Jerusalem rated as hard.

Walking is only part of the Adventure
Exploring Cradle Mountain extends beyond mere footsteps. Your visit here is a singular opportunity, one to etch into your memory for eternity. Beyond the simple act of walking, indulge in the extraordinary by embarking on a breathtaking helicopter ride over the expanse of Cradle Mountain National Park. Nestled at the precipice of the revered Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park lies Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, offering unparalleled accommodation in this region and the perfect end to every day. Delight in wonderful dining experiences at the lodgeshowcasing the finest Tasmanian fare, complemented by local wines, a nightly ritual of culinary excellence.

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Pack-Free Walk

Walk with as little as your camera, water and lunch

Our speciality is providing a pack free experience, ensuring you are not burdened with carrying a heavy pack. This allows you the comfort of enjoying your walking with just a day pack so that you can concentrate on the walking and avoid struggling with carrying your clothes and a heavy pack. Each day you will just need to carry your water and lunch leaving you free to enjoy your walk not endure it!


Wow-mazing inclusions

Cradle Mountain Helicopter Flight

Included as part of your experience is a Wow-mazing flight over Cradle Mountain National Park. Enjoy a birds-eye view during a helicopter flight taking in the breathtaking sights of Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain.


Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

3 nights stay

For three nights stay at the iconic Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge set on the edge of the wilderness with stunning alpine views. Our guests will stay in warm comfortable Pencil Pine Cabins featuring gas fires, queen sized bed and a single bed and contemporary decor and furnishings.


Our CEO Guides

Passionate Chief Experience Officers

We refer to our guides as CEOs – Chief Experience Officers whose aim is to deliver you a world-class walk. We pride ourselves on employing a talented team of passionate CEOs who are committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching and memorable walking experience for you.


Flexible Walking

Choose your level of walks

Our tours are flexible to offer to cater for different levels of fitness and abilities. We can cater for different needs and offer easier or more challenging walking options each day such as the summit walk to the top of Cradle Mountain. Alternatively our guests  have the option to sit out any day’s walk to relax and enjoy the facilities at Cradle Mountain Lodge.


Tasmania wine and fabulous restaurant meals

Featuring local produce

Our meals will be a special time to gather together as a group and chat and laugh about the day’s adventures. Evenings will be spent in the Highlands Restaurant with forest views where you can dine on modern Tasmania food served with wonderful Tasmanian wine. Dinner will be two courses with entree and main night one and main and dessert night two.

Please see below for a typical menu.


  • Line-caught white fish, ginseng rub, softened greens, lemon butter (GF)
  • Macquarie harbour Atlantic salmon, roasted asparagus, poached pink eye potato (GF)
  • Roasted heirloom vegetable salad, grilled oyster mushroom, bush dust (V, V2, DF, GF, CN)
  • Roasted eggplant, Roma tomato, goat cheese, fresh basil, preserved lemon, truffle (V)
  • Wallaby Porterhouse scaloppini, tomato, oyster mushroom, brandy cream (GF)
  • Nichols Chicken ballotine, poached fig, caper and herb pesto (GF, CN)
  • Pressed Scottsdale pork belly, cauliflower purée, chilli caramel (GF)
  • Cape Grim Hanger steak, wild mushroom jus, corn salsa, lime (GF)
  • Meander Valley Lamb, skordalia, glazed beetroot, charred fennel (GF, DF)
  • Venison Striploin, wattleseed essence, wild berry jus, sweet potato (GF)


  • Burnt orange, blood orange sorbet, toasted orange poppy seed cake (V, GF, DF, CN)
  • Chocolate four play, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate (V, CN)
  • Wattleseed doughnuts, vanilla cream, berry compote (V)
  • Saffron and vanilla crema Catalana, almond biscotti (GF, CN)


Personalised Tours

Small group size

We keep our group sizes small and personalised. We find this delivers more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.


Genuinely all-inclusive

We pride ourselves on providing an all-inclusive experience so you won’t be putting your hand in your pocket for extras along the way. From beautiful a la carte dinners accompanied with Tasmania wine at night, to a helicopter flight to see Cradle Mountain and the surrounds from the air… it is all included. And if for any reason you don’t like helicopter flights we will discount your ticket when you book your tour to remove this item. Add to this daily trail mix, fruit, breakfasts, transfers, guides and walkers lunches and you’ll find you are buying a genuinely all-inclusive experience.

NO Credit card fees apply.


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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
Cradle Mountain & Walls of Jerusalem Walk

This is an all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras:


  • Spectacular helicopter flight over Cradle Mountain National Park


  • Pack-Free guided walk
  • Flexible walking options to suit you.


  • 1 night at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
  • 3 nights at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, situated on the edge of the National Park


  • Tasmanian wine and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner
  • 3 x delicious a la carte dinners in the Highland Restaurant featuring beautiful Tasmanian produce
  • 1 x breakfast at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
  • 3 x hot or cold breakfasts
  • 4 x walkers lunches
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Hot tea, coffee or chocolate served on the trail.


  • Superb guided walks of Cradle Mountains best walks
  • Professionally guided. Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Transfers to and from Launceston
  • Transfers to the trails
Day 1: Arrival Day Launceston
Cradle Mountain & Walls of Jerusalem Walk

Today is an arrival day. Book your own flight to arrive any time into Launceston and make your own way to the Hotel Grand Chancellor in the heart of the city. Your accommodation has been booked in a deluxe twin or deluxe king room. Accommodation is based on twin share (note:  solo travellers will need to pay a single supplement cost of  $136). Tonight enjoy a free evening to explore one of the many restaurants in Launceston, alternatively dine in the hotel’s restaurant. (own expense)

Day 2: Launceston - Waldheim. Lake Lillla track to Dove Lake
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TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 2 hour transfer from Launceston to trail. Afternoon: 15 minute transfer from end of walk to accommodation.

MAIN WALK GRADE: Walk 9.4km circuit. 5 hours walking with breaks. Good level of fitness required. Medium Grade.

TERRAIN: Formed trails with occasional rocky sections and boardwalk. Some short inclines. Those choosing the Hansons Peak option, there is a steep ascent and descent over rough, rocky terrain.

WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy breakfast in the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston. After meeting your friendly guides in the foyer of the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston at 7.30am, we’ll begin the drive through rich fertile farmlands and quaint villages to arrive in Sheffield, the town famous for its Murals and the incredible backdrop of Mount Rolland. After our coffee stop, we’ll drive another hour to arrive at Cradle Mountain where the real adventure begins. Today we will start walking through button grass plains, following Ronny Creek to the historic Waldheim Chalet, the chalet holds great significance to the Cradle Mountain National Park and sits among ancient King Billy Pines and moss-covered Myrtles. After our visit, we’ll continue our walk past the stunning Lake Lilla, where views of Cradle Mountain start to come into sight. From here the trail joins the Dove Lake circuit track which bypasses the iconic wooden boat shed, The Ballroom Forest, secluded little bays and ancient endemic trees. During the walk our guides bring the place to life, pointing out the unique local flora and fauna which help make this place so special. Afterwards, we make our way to our accommodation at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge where we enjoy fine dining perfectly matched with Tasmanian wines in one of Tasmania’s most beautiful dining rooms – The Highland Restaurant.

Cradle Mountain Pack-Free Walk - Day 1

Day 3: Cradle Mountains Circuit - Option to summit Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain & Walls of Jerusalem Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 15 minute transfer from accommodation to trail. Afternoon: 15 minute transfer from the end of the walk to accommodation.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: Option to add an extra 2kms to the walk to Cradle Mountain summit. MAIN WALK GRADE: Walk 10.2kms. Walk with inclines total climbing 760m. 6-7 hours walking with breaks. Medium Grade. Good level of fitness required. OPTIONAL CRADLE MTN SUMMIT: Total kilometres for the day for those choosing this option is 12.2km. Hard Grade. Excellent level of fitne%.ss and agility required as involves rock climbing, boulder hopping and rock scrambling 50%.

TERRAIN: Today’s main walk follows formed trails with rocky sections, some boardwalk and stairs with a steep, rocky climb to Marion’s Peak. For those choosing the side trip to Cradle Mountain summit expect steep climbing, boulder hopping and rock scrambling with some exposure.

WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy breakfast at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge before setting out on the day’s adventure. We follow the traditional start to the overland track, incorporating Crater Lake and Crater falls, then up Marion’s Peak where on a clear day you can see the Walls of Jerusalem plateau. A billy break at Kitchener’s Hut gives a chance to rest and appreciate Cradle Mountain from its base. The mountain is a remarkable sight being made up of high narrow ridge with dolerite cliffs on both sides.

CRADLE MOUNTAIN SUMMIT OPTION (weather permitting): For the more active members of our group can choose an additional optional walk to the summit of Cradle Mountain to take in magnificent views across the Tasmanian Highlands  (a 3 hour return climb). For those who attempt this please note this additional walk to the summit involves rock climbing, boulder hopping and rock scrambling 50% of the time up to the mountain and requires good agility and fitness. Lunch is at the top to ensure best appreciation of one of the best views in Tasmania. Please note this option is only available when the weather is suitable – the guide will make the call on the day whether this walk proceeds based on safety.

On our way back to our accommodation we pass the equally impressive but lesser mountains of Weindorfers Tower and Little Horn finally passing the Twisted Lakes and Lake Hanson. One of the best walks in Tasmania.

Tonight enjoy a superb dinner featuring local produce and Tasmanian wine in the delightful restaurant at Cradle Mountain Hotel.

Day 4: Dove Canyon walk - Helicopter Flight
Cradle Mountain & Walls of Jerusalem Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 15 minute transfer from our accommodation to the start of the trail. Afternoon: Short transfer back to our accommodation.

WALK GRADE: Walk 5.6km circuit. 2.5 hours walking with breaks. Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.

TERRAIN: Natural track, which is uneven with some easy rock scrambling, and sections of good boardwalk. Walk includes short steep inclines; total climbing 160m.

WALK ITINERARY: This morning after a delicious breakfast, we head out to walk the stunning Dove Canyon.  This appealing walk meanders through a wide variety of vegetation, including button grass plains, open forest, myrtle rainforest and the deep valley of the canyon. During this walk you will visit the rugged gorges and lovely waterfalls that have been eroded by Pencil Pine Creek and Dove River.

Afterwards we join a sensational helicopter flight over Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain for a stunning view of this alpine region. This will give you a view like no other and allow you to appreciate the grandeur of Cradle Mountain and the Central Highlands, with up close views of the dramatic peaks. Afterwards we’ll transfer back to our accommodation to relax and enjoy a delicious meal.

Day 5: Walls of Jerusalem Walk
Cradle Mountain & Walls of Jerusalem Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 1.5 hour transfer from our accommodation to the start of the trail. Afternoon: 1 hour and 45 minute transfer from end of trail to the Grand Chancellor Launceston.

WALK GRADE: 14kms. Hard Grade. Excellent level of fitness required. 6-8 hours of walking.

TERRAIN: This walk begins with a long, steep climb on a natural track which is uneven and rocky. Further on there are sections of boardwalk but the track can also be muddy and rocky at times. This is an out and back walk on the same track. Total climb; 600m in elevation.

WALK ITINERARY: This morning we enjoy an early breakfast before we depart the lodge and head east. Today will be a challenging but rewarding experience as we spend the day exploring the highlights for an hour of the magnificent Walls of Jerusalem National Park which is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. This National Park is so remote it is only accessible by foot. With incredible mountain scenery and pristine wilderness, the Central Plateau of Tasmania contains more than a thousand lakes, as well as valleys of pockets of pencil pines surrounded by walls of cliffs and peaks towering above. On today’s walk, we hike towards Herod’s Gate on Lake Salome passing a 1900 Possum Trappers Hut. We’ll discover a landscape of snow gums, pencil pines, alpine ferns and a stunning mountain tarn known as the Solomons Jewels. From here we walk to Herod’s Gate overlooking Lake Salome to see dramatic views of King David’s Peak. Afterwards, relax and enjoy the return journey to Launceston. The end of a wonderful journey.

ARRIVAL TIME: We arrive in to Launceston at approximately 7.30pm depending on the pace of the group. We suggest overnighting in Launceston.

Tour Availability

We run regularly scheduled tours from October to April every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Date of your choice is available for private groups. Subject to availability.
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Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason. See conditions below for full details.
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If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost. Subject to availability at time of booking.

For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost will be charged at the time of booking.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 1 night at Grand Chancellor in Launceston Single Supplement Price: $136 / 3 nights Cradle Mountain Lodge Single Supplement Price: $1179


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PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds and cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking.

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  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • NO Credit card fees apply.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
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