Dove Lake Circuit, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
(4.8/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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 could not complete the circuit as a part of it was closed for maintenance. Nevertheless, the walk was very pleasant and easy with nice platforms along the way. We were pleasantly surprised to meet ...  more »
  • We were blown away by the beauty of Cradle mountain. The Dove lake walk was good for my family as we have younger children, so the track was a little easier than some of the other walks. We would thor...  more »
  • My husband and I decided to go for a drive to look around and when we got to Dove Lake WOW. There was a break in the weather so we decided to go for a walk and we were not disappointed. It is just ama...  more »