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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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Type: Bodies of Water
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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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This takes you around the edge of the lake. It is board-walked where necessary. It is a safe and comfortable walk with many opportunities to photograph this fantasy land

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West Linn, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We began the hike by having lunch on top of Glacier Rock with lovely views of Cradle Mt and Dove Lake. We could watch the many platypus surface in the lake. We then hiked two hours through many diverse eco-systems. It was breath-taking!

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If you start the walk anticlockwise you will do the harder part first and finish up on lovely boardwalks the rest of the way. First thing in the morning is best as the reflections on Dove Lake are to die for and disappear quickly as soon as the wind comes up.

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New Delhi, India
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

So scenic that you would fall in love with this place and Tasmania and would want to come back. If your kids are very young it could become tiresome for them. Remember to have your sunburn protection.

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Yamba, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A wonderful start to exploring Cradle Mountain and getting brave enough to tackle something more challenging. Feb/Mar is the best time to visit, we were blessed with stunning weather. In fact I got a bit sunburnt and it got up to 27 degrees. Be sure to wear a hat and use sunblock. The weather might be a bit cooler but... More

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Bridgetown, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Lovely views and changing scenery along the way. Recommend you travel clockwise due to incline of walk trail. Take water as round trip at speed takes at least 2 hours.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great walk and suitable for most people of all fitness levels. Wonderful scenery especially if the sun is shining. You can walk right round in approximately 2 hours or take your time with photo stops and perhaps a lunch stop in a scenic spot by the lake. Can be busy as it is a very popular walk but well worth... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Tours Tasmania took our group to the Dove Lake trail at Cradle Mountain. Weather was spectacular, so many in our group chose to take trails that lead to higher elevations about Dove Lake and ended at Marions Lookout. This hike took about 3 hours and was spectacular. I returned to Dove Lake road via the Overland trail, where I spotted... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Beautiful scenic hike. 2 hours total time. Did part of the circuit which was awesome. A bit crowded but that is because it was accessible for everyone. You get quite a few scenic points to take pictures.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Well graded,with just one area that was a little rough..we are 3 70+ walkers,not particularly fit and managed the walk in the stated 2 hours,with some stops for photos.only problem was the sun didn't shine and we didn't see the mountain for the cloud,but it was still a very pretty walk.

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