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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  • Nice walk with first half being quite easy and second with many steps. Be careful if wet as slippery and dangerous. Not for kids.  more »
  • Loved cradle mountain. Easy shuttle in and out of Dove Lake from the visitors centre. The circuit took us 1h50min. We weren’t going fast either. Beautiful! Well worth it. We also saw an echindna and a...  more »
  • This is an easy, most flat hike through rain forest-like trees on a super well constructed walk way. The lake and mountain views are nice (if you’re lucky enough to have good weather) but not amazing....  more »
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