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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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Burnie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful walk we walked clock wise around and found that the end was harder but they may have been because we were already tired . Definitely worth the walk though. Crater Lake and Falls were amazing with the snow we have some amazing photos

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There are hard and easy walks to do. A very beautiful place. If you want to save money then don't stay at Cradle Mountain it self as you can find a lot more cheaper places to stay at with a 45 minute drive away.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Utterly picturesque. We went in mid-winter and it was snowing and totally beautiful. Don't miss out on this walk. It is very easy. Just wear durable and waterproof shoes, as there is puddling at some points. There are some steps but it really is quite easy for people at any age; this is made additionally easy, as there are many... More

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We celebrated our seventy fifth birthday by once again walking round Dove Lake. This time in a clockwise direction which was a mistake. It's easier going anti clockwise and getting the steeper bits done while the energy levels are still high as the far side is definitely less taxing when one is getting weary. We have walked it several times... More

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to do the walk on a day with snow on Cradle Mountain and a dusting at the level of the lake, little to no wind and a blue sky, but the walk is worthwhile in any weather at least to see the beautiful Ballroom Forest.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Dove lake is situated right below cradle mountain. If you're staying in this area it's most likely you're going to head down here anyways, but if you're thinking of staying up in this area this is definitely the reason to come up to cradle mountain. Dove lake is very scenic, and taking the walk around the lake is a good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited Dove Lake in winter and there were no more than two or three other visitors around. As we reached just before sunset, the waters were rather still with a light breeze, and it was so peaceful. Standing at the edge of the water looking out to the two peaks was very mind-calming yet invigorating at the same time!... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My family and I had an amazing time at Cradle Mountain. We walked around Dove Lake Circuit and it was beautiful. We then went for a walk along the 'King Billy track' and it was the most surreal experience. It felt like we disappeared into a different world and it was incredible! I would recommend it to you all!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was worth the cold weather and rain for the view. Being outdoors in the fresh air and having views are definitely worth it. Was glad we dressed for the weather.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I took this walk guided by John with my family this July. The weather was unexpectedly mild with no snow. Beautiful wildflowers, berries, sassafras, yellow gums, king billy pines, pandani, button grass and many other species surrounded us for 2 hours. It was like walking through prehistoric time and discovering new species for the first time. A naturalists dream.

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