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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  • We hiked this with 3 kids, 2 in carriers and not a ton of hiking experience. Great joke and beautiful scenery but make sure you expect 3-4hrs. It took us 3 and lots of steps, climbing and such. Amazin...  more »
  • Such an easy walk and children just love it. So much to look at on the way. For walking in winter I put my daughter in gumboots as I knew she would want to wade in the water in sections. She did and h...  more »
  • It is a piece of haven. You can spend your hole day just by looking at the reflection of the cradle mount on the dove lake. If you are lucky with the weather and if the mountain are snowy then you wil...  more »

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