Dove Lake Circuit, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Must see · World heritage site · Water Body · Nature / Park
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. Plan trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • We completed this walk on a freezing cold June day. Bus to dove lake was easy and free with your NP pass. The first half is super easy with magnificent views, the second half has a few steep ladder.....  more »
  • We decided to do this 6km circuit walk around Dove Lake on a cold, rainy day and it was so worth the walk. It was a fine misty rain so not too heavy to be annoying. We could not see Cradle Mountain...  more »
  • Weather kept me from starting this early, but the clouds gave way to a stunning day. This circuit walk around the lake has a lot of visual variety. They suggest you walk clockwise, but around the 3....  more »

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