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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
+61 3 6289 1172
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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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“dove lake” (346 reviews)
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park | Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6289 1172
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Take the shuttle bus up from the Cradle Mountain to see Dove lake it is absolutely beautiful. The walking trails are great, with short and longer options. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Thank MMR1316
Reviewed 4 days ago

We only drove to dove lake for a look, it is a beautiful place to visit and the views were great, although we didn't walk the lake there were plenty of other people that were.

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was cold and rainy when we did this trail but it was just fantastic. Highly recommend. Make sure you take a weather proof jacket and shoes as some of the trail is a bit less maintained than others. The fresh air was second to...More

1  Thank CaitlinTR
Reviewed 1 week ago

6.5 km of mostly flat walkways. But there are a few sections with lots of steps. Well worth the effort though. Ignore the guide books and allow at least four hours for this amazing walk.

Thank Peta T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Dove lake circuit in around 2 hours. Great views and photo opportunities along the way. Use the toilet at the top before you start your walk. Only needed a long sleeve top and a jacket for this walk, it did not get...More

Thank 2016emmak
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a 2 to 3 hour walk this is a very popular walk for all ages. Many families with younger kids were doing this walk alongside us. Views were spectacular with lots of photo opportunities.

1  Thank Kylie831
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not the fittest pair but coped with the circuit quite easily. There are a couple of climbs but we just took our time as it was a hot day. The scenery was beautiful, from wooded area to small beaches. The views in the...More

Thank theoldone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 6km walk took my partner and I around 3 hours to do - but we had quite a leisurely pace - taking photos and enjoying the amazing sights. The walk itself is fairly easy, most of the path is a wooden platform which is...More

Thank Suna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this walk on my birthday and despite starting with a bad slip on ice, completed in about two and a half hours. Just beautiful and exactly how I had wanted to spend my birthday.

Thank BeaRose66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked the 6 Km circuit Dove Lake circuit. Took us 3 hours with stop to take photographs and short breaks here and there. Medium level of fitness is required as it is a long walk and the temperature can be quite low depending on...More

1  Thank Saranya V
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Karyn R
January 1, 2017|
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Response from Jenny B | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would advise getting a National Parks Pass usually valid for 2 months thus giving you entry and free shuttle bus!
October 27, 2016|
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Response from Kathleen D | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. I'm sorry I have only just seen your questions. I'm not the person to ask, but we stayed two nights in the Highlander Chalets and did several quick walks in one day in the one National Park.