Dove Lake Circuit, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National 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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  • Firstly this walk is rated as easy and I think that is misleading. There is a steep up and down section with many stairs at the top end of the lake which some will find daunting especially in icy...  more »
  • This is a easy walk that showcases the region so well. Even in rain, snow and some wind it’s spectacular and let’s you move through a number of distinct forest types all the while giving spectacular.....  more »

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