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. Work out when and for how long to visit Dove Lake Circuit and other Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park attractions using our handy Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker.
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  • You can drive to Dove Lake, but don't. The road is narrow and twisty and parking is limited, especially in season. Best to park at the Cradle Mountain visitors centre and get one of the regularly runn...  more »
  • Great to get the shuttle bus to drop you off where you want to walk from or want to explore the national park from. Dove Lake is a beautiful place to visit and walk from. You have a couple of choices ...  more »
  • It was sunny and hot the day we went but I imagine a totally different experience in other weather. You have to buy a nat park pass if you drive there yourself which isn't cheap. The walk to the giant...  more »