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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  • The circuit takes a couple of hours or so. There are some tricky parts with steps up and down but otherwise it is easy and level on well made pathways. Its a great way to enjoy the mountain and the.....  more »
  • Just a beautiful walk the views and picture opportunities are endless, easy to medium grade in some parts  more »

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