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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  • We took the shuttle bus from the Discovery Park headquarters to Dove Lake. The scenery and views were very enjoyable and the walking was mostly easy and manageable. My husband continued to Lake...  more »
  • 6 km of beauty. Rainforest, pristine quartzite beaches, ancient plants and stunning views of Cradle Mountain. Don’t forget your camera 📸. Don’t rush - take in the views and enjoy the serenity.  more »
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