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  • Full Day Canyoning
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  • 1 Lunch

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Trip Code: CHD

Trip highlights


  • Discover the wonders of Tasmania's ancient Alpine Wilderness
  • Experience the exhilaration for jumping and floating through a series of canyons and cascades and six waterfalls
  • Walk through pristine rain forest to this stunning canyon.

Many people enjoy the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park on foot, very few know about the parks hidden canyons which are some of the most spectacular and awe inspiring canyons in the world. This full-day canyoning experience to Dove Canyon is Tassie adventure at its best. We walk through pristine rain forest to this stunning canyon. After abseiling in, we spend the day walking and floating through the canyon and doing what we have to do to navigate the obstacles we find along the way. The main obstacles are six waterfalls which we abseil, jump or slide off! One of the highlights is the Laundry Chute - a ten metre high natural slide that shoots you out of a large cave (which we call The Pit) into a big open pool. Very unique and highly exhilarating.

Each canyoning tour is led by experienced, highly trained and skilled guides who have internationally recognised First Aid, Swiftwater Rescue and Abseiling qualifications. They will provide you with a thorough pre-trip briefing to ensure your trip through the canyon is both safe and fun.


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The morning tour starts at 8:30am at the Cradle Mountains Visitors Centre. Here you receive all of your necessary gear for the canyoning excursion, before being transferred by minivan to the start of the trip. Today there are six waterfalls to navigate in a deep canyon surrounded by stunning rain forest. This is a committing trip - once you're in, there's only one way out and there is no way to walk around any of the waterfalls. Having said that, most of our clients have no canyoning experience, and it doesn't require any particular skills as such - just an ability to swim and a sense of adventure. The hardest part of the day physically is the hike out of the canyon. It is 20 minutes, up a steep hill, in a wetsuit, to get back to where our dry clothes are waiting for us. The full canyoning will take between 6 to 8 hours. The trip ends at around 5:00pm, when we return to Cradle Mountains Visitors Centre.

Meals:  L

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The morning tour starts at 1:30pm at the Cradle Mountains Visitors Centre. Here you receive all of your necessary gear for the canyoning excursion, before being transferred by minivan to Snake Hill. You will take an easy, 20 minute walk before the canyoning begins. We journey downstream by floating, walking and scrambling over rocks. You can also choose to take on the challenges of jumping into deep pools and swimming down rapids. When we leave the river, change back into dry clothes before walking back to the minivan. The trip ends at around 4:30pm, when we return to Cradle Mountains Visitors Centre.

Meals:  Nil


Inclusions

  • All equipment needed including a life jacket, helmet, wetsuit, shoes, gloves and harness
  • Two guides
  • Return transport from our office to the canyon
  • Lunch

  • National Parks Entry Fee - you will need to purchase this
  • Transport to or from Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Pre or post tour accommodation
  • Food or drinks (other than lunch)
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature

Departure dates

Regular departures between November and April

* Guaranteed status denotes minimum trip numbers have been met, however the trips operation will be subject to there being no COVID-19 restrictions or other government travel advisories. Please contact us for further information.


Notes

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Trips marked with a 1 are full day trips, and the full day dove tour supplement will apply.

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Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Cradle Mountain Canyons - Dove Canyon trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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