Launceston to Cradle Mountain 6:30am

Terms and Conditions

Launceston to Cradle Mountain 6:30am departure – 7 days a week

(No minimum numbers required)

– An early start on the Overland TrackWith early morning pick-ups starting from 6:15am from Launceston CBD, Overland Track Transport arrives at the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre at approx. 9:15am, having you start your adventure early. With a breakfast stop along the way you will be all fuelled up for your first day.

– Launceston CBD accommodation pick-ups. Our pick-ups begin from 6:15am and as we quite often have many pick-up locations each morning, we limit our pick-up locations to the CBD of Launceston only. If you are staying outside of the CBD please contact with us to discuss your closest pick-up location. 

With Airbnb accommodation we will of course do our best to pick you up at your accommodation but if there is not a safe pick-up zone for our bus and trailer, we will need to pick you up at the closest safe location. If you are unsure if your accommodation is within the CBD pick-up zone, please feel free to email us to confirm. 

Free Luggage Storage.  Our service includes FREE luggage storage and delivery (1 item per person) to Lake St Clair on the day we pick you up for passengers with return bookings, this includes from Lake St Clair to Launceston or Lake St Clair to Hobart with us. Additional items are charged at $20.00 per item. Luggage storage and delivery to Lake St Clair for one-way passengers is also available ($40 per item).

With fully accredited drivers who have all completed the Overland Track in all seasons, our goal is to have you on the track early, fully prepared, feeling confident and ready for your adventure. 

Our pick ups from Launceston central accommodation begin at 6:15am so we can depart Launceston by 6:45am, as we all want an early start on the track.  With only one stop on the way in Sheffield (the town of murals) at the foothills of majestic Mount Roland, where there is a toilet stop, small supermarket for any last minute supplies and a café stop with the best coffee this side of Lygon St.

We then make our way to Cradle Mountain as we climb our way onto the plateau and arrive at the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre at approx. 9:15am. Here we can weigh your pack for you, offer you sunscreen before you head off, help with pack fittings to ensure your pack is sitting properly, do gear checks, demonstrations and provide our expert advice. This is also where you can fill up your water bottles, experience the last flushing toilet you will see for a few days.

Our buses are fully stocked with both items for sale and hire including, fuel, maps, hand sanitizer, WonderWool blister prevention, ear plugs (for the noisy huts) and many other items.  All items are also available for pre-booking from our shop here and we will have these available for your collection when we pick you up from your accommodation. *remember you are not able to fly with fuel canisters or liquid so pre-booking these with us is the easiest option.

As we also run regular services from Lake St Clair to Launceston and Lake St Clair to Hobart, where we receive daily updates from other walkers who have just completed the Overland Track. We get to pass this information on to you, on the morning of your walk.  This includes track conditions, side trips, hut conditions, secret spots and highlights from other walkers.

To book your Launceston to Cradle Mountain transport with us on our live booking calendar, simply select your number of passengers, departure date, and your Launceston accommodation pick up point.  You can also add your Lake St Clair to Launceston or Hobart return transport, any hire gear or products you wish to purchase from our website and then simply make payment for your booking.  You will receive a confirmation email with all of your booking details.

Our drivers have completed the Overland Track many times, so let us share our knowledge, experience and love of the National Park with you to maximize your Overland Track adventure.

Do you have a group booking of 6 or more? Simply select the number of passengers in your booking  and your group discount will be applied for parties of 6 or more. Discounts apply for groups of 6 or more with one booking, one payment being made for the group and one pick-up location in Launceston.

Are you flying into Launceston and staying the night in the Cradle Valley to start your adventure the next day? As our Launceston to Cradle Mountain 6:30am departure is too early for any flights arriving into Launceston. Please see our 11:30am Launceston to Cradle Mountain regular departure service which include 11:30am pick-ups from the Launceston CBD and 12:00pm pick-ups from the Launceston airport.

This service operates from the 1st October to the 30th April excluding Christmas Day. Limited services during May

Public Holiday surcharge of 10% applies to all tickets.

Child car seats available for 12month old and above children and will incur a hire fee of $25 per trip.

We look forward to having you on board – Sean and Andrew, owners of Overland Track Transport