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Dove Lake Circuit

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park | Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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Traveler Description: Dove lake in Cradle Mountain national park is at the northern edge of Tasmania's world Heritage Wilderness area. Dove Lake sits at the foot of Cradle... more »
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Cork, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the walk and the paths are well maintained. We got some fantastic photos also. Just be careful on the road in and out there are some very close calls sometimes especially when icy.

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the 3-hour walk around beautiful Dove Lake. Gorgeous vistas everywhere! Mostly a flat walk however there are quite a few stairs...well worth the visit!

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Brilliant a must do, we took the hard walk, but it was worth it, the views are amazing , wombats are roaming around the park.

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Western Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

6km all the way around. If you are going in winter, need to bring water proof shoes, as the ground can be full of mud, water, ice or snow. Sneakers will not keep your feet dry (though I did see one tourist in stilettos??) We loved it, but we are walkers, but I guess there is no pressure to go... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

it is nice and easy walk around the lake. The track is well maintained. The entry point and left is best place to take shot of cradle Mountain. While half way around left side cycle is good as well. The water is very cold even it is in summer.

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Perth, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

In hindsight, coming here without at the very least, waterproof jackets was little short of madness. That said, acknowledging our shortfall, we picked our window of opportunity very carefully by way of avid studying of weather maps and forecasts and being ever mindful of the fact that weather here can change at speed. Determined if not foolhardy, we set off... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful Walks for all levels. Swim in the crystal clear waters if you dare. Don't leave the areas without going here

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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56 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have done this walk many times, and never disappoints. Reasonably easy scenic and rewarding walk. I would recommend you to walk clockwise around the circuit. Good little side walk up the lookout. Toilets at the start of the walk. Highly recommend this walk. Looking forward to doing it again !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a good choice of walk to do with kids. Our 3 boys, who are 7, 10 and 12 all really enjoyed it. Expect to spend a few hours. Most of the walk is reasonably flat and there are lots of sections of boardwalk and areas to stop for a break or picnic lunch.

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Glasgow
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a great little walk and not too challenging, even with the snow that we did it in. The views are excellent back down the lake from the far end and there is endless scenery to enjoy. This would be a good walk to do with family or people who are not used to walking. We added the climb... More

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