Transport to Cradle mountain in winter.

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Transport to Cradle mountain in winter.

Postby Adelaideguy_1976 » Mon 15 Apr, 2019 7:39 pm

Going to do the overland track in June but finding it very hard to find any transportation options. Anyone know of transport company that will take solo hikers to Cradle in June? Any info would be much appreciated.
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Re: Transport to Cradle mountain in winter.

Postby Petew » Mon 15 Apr, 2019 11:19 pm

Also curious about this. Hoping to go in August.
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Re: Transport to Cradle mountain in winter.

Postby walkmanjams99 » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 12:31 pm

Hey Adelaideguy, you may find this handy. Apparently Tassielink has suspended their service to the OT area due to some restructuring, but there are a variety of private services that do the transport to and from.

https://www.parks.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=49112

As a side note, 'm doing the trek myself June 1 - June 6/7, and am looking to book my transport soon. If you have any interest in sharing a ride to split the cost let me know... Otherwise, enjoy the trek!
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Re: Transport to Cradle mountain in winter.

Postby benoloughlin » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 9:10 pm

Hi Adelaideguy,
Adelaideguy_1976 wrote:Going to do the overland track in June but finding it very hard to find any transportation options. Anyone know of transport company that will take solo hikers to Cradle in June? Any info would be much appreciated.


McDermott's Coaches run a transfer service to Cradle Mountain Visitor's Centre from Launceston on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays during June.
http://mcdermotts.com.au/transfers
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Re: Transport to Cradle mountain in winter.

Postby Petew » Wed 01 May, 2019 5:08 pm

We ended up booking with a lodge for late July, early August. Not cheap but very convenient.

They pick us up from Hobart airport, we get a room for the night, dinner/breakfast and a lift to the start. Same again in reverse a week later.
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Re: Transport to Cradle mountain in winter.

Postby KiAsAKite » Tue 21 May, 2019 2:21 pm

Im in the same boat at the moment

hoping to do the trail in early July, hoping to leave my car at Lake St Clair and getting transportation to Cradle mountain

if anyone is interested in a car shuffle, let me know, Im reasonably flexible at the moment...
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Re: Transport to Cradle mountain in winter.

Postby Marie + Luigi » Wed 22 May, 2019 9:33 am

walkmanjams99 wrote:Hey Adelaideguy, you may find this handy. Apparently Tassielink has suspended their service to the OT area due to some restructuring, but there are a variety of private services that do the transport to and from.

https://www.parks.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=49112

As a side note, 'm doing the trek myself June 1 - June 6/7, and am looking to book my transport soon. If you have any interest in sharing a ride to split the cost let me know... Otherwise, enjoy the trek!




Hi,

My name is Marie. I’m travelling from Belgium. My partner and I want to start the OT 1st of June 2019.

We found a company that does the shuttle for $400/car (fits 4 hikers). We’re looking for another duo to share costs.

Contact me with a Private Message if willing to share car/costs.

Kind regards!
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