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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  • We went to Cradle Mountain at the end of May. There were hardly any tourist around at that time. The weather didn't help as it was 0 degrees snow sleet and hail during the day however the location is ...  more »
  • Beautiful outlook with lots of walks for all fitness levels from 10mins to 3 hours plus. Shuttle bus will take you or you can drive if parking available. You have a better chance later in the morning ...  more »
  • It's a nice circuit if you only have time for 1 circuit. Takes about 2-3 hrs (we completed the circuit in about 2.5 hrs). This cicuit will allow you to see plenty around the dove lake, closer view of ...  more »
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