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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  • Weather was fine and warm and the Visitor Centre offered a lot of advice and facilities with a cafe. There were 24 seat shuttle buses to the four stops up the mountain. You really needed to know which...  more »
  • Unfortunately we are not able to do the circuit as it rain heavily. We just managed to have a short walk to a large rock where many have gone up there for photo shots. The air is so fresh and nice vie...  more »
  • We had the perfect day at Dove Lake. A lovely walk. From the car park we went clockwise round and the lleft edge was easier than the return...but all good. Just a smidge over 2 hrs as sign posted....t...  more »