Dove Canyon - Cradle Mountain Canyons -


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Dove Canyon – Cradle Mountain Canyons

  • Spend a day walking, swimming, sliding, jumping and abseiling your way through the 50 metre deep Dove Canyon.

The guides were friendly, encouraging and professional, plus they were good for a laugh and bit of chocolate when we needed it. – Kristen S. on TripAdvisor

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$210 per person ($190 concession)

Get away from the tourists and take on the 50-metre deep quartzite canyon known as Dove Canyon. This is for those who want to see the Tasmanian wilderness with a bit of added adrenaline and adventure. You’ll abseil, jump, wade, swim and waterslide your way through a truly wild part of the Cradle Mountain region.


  • Meet at the Cradle Mountain Canyons office, next to the Cradle Mountain Visitor Information Centre for transfer to the canyon
  • Lunch
  • Two professional dedicated and friendly tour guides
  • Specialised gear – life jacket, helmet, wetsuit, shoes, gloves and harness
  • Maximum group size of 12


  • Something to go under your wetsuit (bathers or undies will suffice. A rash-vest or thermal top if you have them are good.) Whatever you wear under your wetsuit will get wet, so dry undies and socks are good to have to get changed into
  • Light clothes in which to walk into the canyon. Shorts and t-shirt or whatever you like. You can choose to walk into the canyon in either the canyoning shoes we provide or your own footwear
  • Neoprene, woollen or polar fleece socks (not cotton) to wear under your booties
  • A hat, drink bottle and sun-cream. You will not need these while canyoning, but they are good to have for the walk into and out of the canyon
  • Towel
  • If you require the aid of glasses, you will need to bring a strap to secure them
  • Any medications you require. Please notify your guide prior to the tour of any medical/physical conditions you feel we need to know about. If you need to bring medication, we can carry it in our waterproof first aid kit
  • Do not bring anything valuable with you. The river gods have a taste for jewellery and Swiss watches


  • Child friendly: No. Minimum age for this tour is 15.
  • Difficulty: Physically and mentally challenging. There’s no way to walk around any of the falls, so it is a committing trip. Plus a very steep hill to walk out at the end. You do not need any previous canyoning or abseiling experience, but we recommend customers are physically fit, and you MUST be able to swim.
  • We recommend not bringing cameras. They tend to get dropped to the bottom of the river and cause injuries when jumping off waterfalls. We take photos of every tour and they are available for purchase. 2013/14 prices are $40 for a USB loaded with all the photos of the tour (usually between 100 and 200 photos).
  • Park fees are not included in the tour price. We recommend arriving early and purchasing passes from the Visitor Information Centre prior to the trip departure.



Lost World Canyon – Cradle Mountain Canyons ($105)
  • Half-day instead of day-tour
  • Easier tour. Mostly walking and floating. Jumps and other challenges are optional.
  • Tour takes in an upper section of the Dove River.
  • No lunch included.