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Dove Lake Circuit

Address: 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, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Is the picturesque lake that has Cradle Mountain in the back ground, part of the Tasmanian World...
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Is the picturesque lake that has Cradle Mountain in the back ground, part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area in Tasmania.

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Start in the morning when your energy levels are high.Its about a 2 hour walk, where the scenery changes constantly, sometimes you find yourself surrounded by forest , sometimes next to the clear lake, Take snacks and water on your journey and just stop and sit to just absorb the beauty and breathe the air.

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Golden, Colorado
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We certainly enjoyed the Dove Lake hike. Begin early to avoid the traffic on the often-one-lane 7-km dead-end road into the park. Cradle Mountain is well watered, so grab the sun when it shows. We also enjoyed the 1-km walk to the two waterfalls; the trailhead is to the left just BEFORE you enter the park (you’ll see a permit-required... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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71 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was a start of a greater things for me... What a great Walk. We started at the visitor centre and made our way from Ronny Creek to Dove and up to Marions lookout and beyond as we were doing the Overland Track, Awesome walk in ancient Tassie high county. With low clouds and light rain and no views of... More 

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Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Were a bit surprised when we were advised to leave our car at the visitor centre and use the shuttle bus but having seen how busy the park can get this is the best option, plenty of routes for the serious walkers who want to do more but two hours in the heat to go round the lake was memorable... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Cradle mountain late in the afternoon hence we only managed to fit in the two hours Dove Lake circuit. I would of loved to be able to do the high peak walks. Regardless Dove Lake is amazing. The walkway is accessible and to imagine how much work had to be put into keeping this place so pure... More 

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Beechwood, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best walks to do in this area because of the picture opportunities to photograph Cradle Mountain especially with its reflection on the glassy waters of the lake. It is an easy walk with a well constructed track all the way. Beautiful beaches special mossy forests with ancient trees. A coach drops you at the start... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We are both around 60 and moderately fit. We did the circuit in just over 90minutes, including stops for photos and drinks. It was a beautiful sunny clear day so we saw it at its best. We will definitely be back

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Norah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We didn't do all of Dove Lake circuit because we left it to climb Hanson's Peak and on to Lake Rodway. This was a hard walk but well worth it for the views of Cradle Mountain. We returned the same way. On another day we went to the kitchen hut at the foot of Cradle Mountain going via Marion's Lookout.... More 

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Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Absolutely stunning mountain lake! Take the hike around the lake counterclockwise. You have the best views! It was a perfect cloudless day when we walked it. However, I have been told mist and rain are frequent there. The lake hike is one of my he most beautiful I have experienced. A definite must if you go to Cradle Mountain

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You dont need to do the circuit you can go to the rock one way and then to the boat house. The board walk doesnt go all the way.

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