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. Find out how to plan Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • The walk around dove lake was good but I found it a little too simple and the views from the walk I think weren’t too different from start to finish. It is a great easy walk but if you have the energy...  more »
  • Breathtaking! Such a wonderful place to view and take in the stillness. A couple of short walks are easy with only a couple of small hills that are easily graded. You can do longer walks or overnight ...  more »
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