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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  • August 14, 2017
    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 »
  • August 13, 2017
    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 »
  • August 6, 2017
    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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  • August 26, 2017
    This is a great walk for anyone to do. there are plenty of opportunities to get some great photos. I suggest taking the walk in an anti-clockwise direction due to some of the stairs you have to climb .. its a lot easier going up them than down them. you should head to the boat shed first rather than head to Glacier rock. don't forget to take some water with you & stop plenty of time to admire the scenery. This is well worth the trip.
  • July 12, 2017
    The circuit was gentle enough for my pregnant wife to manage with no problems. Breathtaking views of the lake, Cradle Mt and surrounds on a clear day. Weather can (and did) change rapidly, so pack accordingly and enjoy the wilds for all they can be!
  • August 31, 2017
    Very spectacular place! When we visited there, it was snowing. Very beautiful like made by computer.
  • June 8, 2017
    Gorgeous views for such a beautiful place. It's just a shame that it was so foggy on the day that we went, but I definitely want to go back again!
  • June 15, 2017
    One amazing place. Would recommend doing the circuit around the lake, it quite flat and take about an hour and half.

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