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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  • Great little run to do before sunrise. Stunning view of the mountains and also great for a quick little swim. Recommend doing this with a group or solo. Easy to find and path is well laid out  more »
  • Although we had not canoed before Ben was a good instructor & we spend a very pleasant couple of hours canoeing around the lake. We stopped on a little beach for afternoon tea. Ben was a wealth of inf...  more »
  • Mostly flat and right around the lake. Takes about two hours. The views are stunning and the air fresh. We were fortunate with the weather and it was hot so take water, just in case  more »