Launceston to Cradle Mountain $77.50
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS
Launceston to Cradle Mountain 7:00am departure – 7 days a week
(No minimum numbers required)
– An early start on the Overland Track. With early morning pick-ups and Overland Track Transport being a CVS licence holder, this allows us to take you the 7km into the National Park and all the way to Ronny Creek (the start of the Overland Track). This saves you lots of time compared to self check-in at the Visitor Centre and catching the park shuttle service with all other visitors to the National Park (excluding Christmas Day).
– Launceston CBD accommodation pick-ups. Our pick-ups begin from 6:30am 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)
– Assistance with collection of Overland Track Pass and transport all the way to Ronny Creek. When we arrive at the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre at approx. 9:30am we assist with your collection of your Overland Track pass to make for a speedy process. We then re-board our bus and continue on to Ronny Creek, the start of the Overland Track
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 6:30am so we can depart Launceston by 7:00am, 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 where we come in with you and assist with collection of your Overland Track Pass and your National Parks Pass (if you don’t already have your National Parks Pass you can purchase them from our website and these will be available for you to collect from our driver on the day). This is also where you can fill up your water bottles, experience the last flushing toilet you will see for a few days and speak to Parks staff about any last minute questions you may have.
Then the real excitement begins. We jump back onto our bus and take you into the National Park all the way to Ronny Creek (the start of the Overland Track). This saves you time and gets you on the track bright and early so you do not need to make your own way there from the Visitor Centre on shuttle busses that are used by all visitors to the park. At Ronny Creek (arriving at 10am) 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 and get the all-important photo of you at the trail-head as you set off on your adventure.
Our buses are fully stocked with both items for sale and hire including National Park Passes, Personal Locator Beacons (PLB’s), 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 a daily service 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 over 200 times combined, 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 7 or more? Simply select the number of passengers in your booking and your group discount will be applied for parties of 7 or more. Discounts apply for groups of 7 or more with one booking, one payment being made for the group and one pick-up location in Launceston.
Are you flying into Launceston the same day as you begin your Overland Track adventure or staying the night in the Cradle Valley to start your adventure the next day? As our Launceston to Cradle Mountain 7:00am departure is too early for any flights arriving into Launceston or if you prefer to travel in the afternoon to the Cradle Valley, simply select our Launceston to Cradle Mountain (alternative departure) ticket on the “Bus Tickets” page for our alternative transport options.
This service operates from the 26th September to the 30th April excluding Christmas Day. Limited services during May
We look forward to having you on board – Sean and Andrew, owners of Overland Track Transport