Dove Lake Circuit, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

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Well-maintained paths leading up to the Cradle Mountain encircle Dove Lake Circuit, home to a variety of native wildlife, including wombats, anteaters, and pademelons (small marsupials). The habitat includes unique native plants, such as the Tasmanian deciduous beach, tussock grasses, snow gums, and pencil pines. Formed by glaciation, this lake is now part of the protected Heritage Wilderness Area, which you can visit at the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. You can stroll around the lake on your own or join a long guided walk, such as the six-day Overland Track to the southern edge of this wilderness. Remember to bring waterproof clothes, as it rains almost 300 days a year in this area. Find out how to plan Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • This is a beautiful walk taking about 2 hours. It has a few up and down sections but is mostly flat. The views all around the lake are fantastic and if you are lucky to have a clear day the mountains ...  more »
  • great place to walk, weekends are busy, lovely way to spend a few hours or more, bring along a picnic - plenty of places to stop off along the way  more »
  • This walk lived up to all the reviews at it really was a beautiful experience, despite it being a bit of a rainy day. The walk itself isn't too challenging and there are plenty of great photo opportun...  more »
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  • This is a great walk for anyone to do. there are plenty of opportunities to get some great photos. I suggest taking the walk in an anti-clockwise direction due to some of the stairs you have to climb .. its a lot easier going up them than down them. you should head to the boat shed first rather than head to Glacier rock. don't forget to take some water with you & stop plenty of time to admire the scenery. This is well worth the trip.
  • The circuit was gentle enough for my pregnant wife to manage with no problems. Breathtaking views of the lake, Cradle Mt and surrounds on a clear day. Weather can (and did) change rapidly, so pack accordingly and enjoy the wilds for all they can be!
  • Very spectacular place! When we visited there, it was snowing. Very beautiful like made by computer.
  • Gorgeous views for such a beautiful place. It's just a shame that it was so foggy on the day that we went, but I definitely want to go back again!
  • One amazing place. Would recommend doing the circuit around the lake, it quite flat and take about an hour and half.

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