6 April 2023- Launceston to Cradle Mountain

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6 April 2023- Launceston to Cradle Mountain

Postby Paldini » Mon 30 Jan, 2023 8:15 pm

Hello all.
I am looking for either a ride share or transport advice. I arrive in Launceston Airport on 6 April at 9.10 am and need to get to Cradle Mountain for the 1 pm check in on the same day.

Ive gone through all (I think all of them) the shuttle companies and the scheduled services do not operate at a time that works. The UberX website is estimating $195 which doesn't seem bad.

any help or advice appreciated.

Paul
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Re: 6 April 2023- Launceston to Cradle Mountain

Postby Warin » Tue 31 Jan, 2023 7:35 am

Base information:
The shuttle services all expect you to stay overnight in Launceston. Or arrive very early at the airport.
It can take a little time to get through quarantine inspection at Lanceston airport.
You will not be allowed to fly with any fuel for your stove. Nor take fresh fruit/vegetables to Tasmania...
If you take any homemade dehydrated food .. what happens if quarantine take some of it? Will you have enough time to resupply?

~150 km from the airport to Cradle 'check in' - allow 2 hours travel time?
The airport can take 40 mins ... at least it seems that long...
Are you going to have lunch?


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I think your rushing your first days walk. Not how I'd like to start a holiday. But it is your trip.
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Re: 6 April 2023- Launceston to Cradle Mountain

Postby Paldini » Wed 01 Feb, 2023 9:32 am

Thanks Warin for the response. Yes it is a little rushed but I am constrained by when I can leave and I cannot delay my start date booking with NPs so I have to squeeze it in. Lots of spare time at the other end of the walk though :)

I have now had a response from David at eguide who can probably accomodate my needs. so if folk want to share that ride please let me know.
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Re: 6 April 2023- Launceston to Cradle Mountain

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Sun 05 May, 2024 10:21 am

My friend and I are paying a premium to go by private transport from Launceston to Cradle mountain on May 14th 2024.
We will be picked up at 0730 am.

It is bleeding expensive !!
The same firm will collect us at LSC on May 20th at 1400.
We will be be dropped off in Launceston that day.

We will arrive in Launceston at 11 am on 13-5-24. I am taking cous cous with shop made dried veggies for dinners all sourced from a shop.
Ditto for dried fruit and nuts etc..
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