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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.
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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The scenery is beautiful and some parts of it remind me of the Milford Trek. I'm impressed by the well maintenance of the Cradle Mountain National Park. You can see the details and effort they put into the trek and make it easy to walk...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gloria S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everything about this place is perfect. The walks are well maintained and the park itself thoughtfully managed to cope with the large number of visitors. Spectacular scenery and a great experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Leo F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A fantastic place for a perfect view of the amazing landscape and Cradle Mountain. Went on a few short walking tracks and to a lookout point.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank naomim879
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Dove Lake walk and it was spectacular, including Glacier Rock and the Boatshed. The walk is relatively easy, although if you go in a clockwise direction, the last part of the walk is steep and has many steps. We went in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like hiking but need an easy day this is the one. Not very difficult and full of families and takes you through various terrains around he lake. It was so hot when we were there and the tourists around us did not have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Megan A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great walk for the family.. Wonderful scenery and undulating country. We caught the shuttle bus from the Information Centre. These buses leave every 10 minutes and make it very easy for walkers to access several tracks along the way to Dove Lake, offering starting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're started this walk after the buses stopped. We got up the top about 7ish after a delay in getting thru the boom gate. We walked quickly and made it back before sunset it was perfect as the was hardly any one else on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TarynJana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As my wife and I made our way around Tasmania, we were looking forward to spending a few days at Cradle Mountain and walking the different trails. We were particularly looking forward to walking the Dove Lake Circuit. This is a moderately challenging trail which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

....... and not too strenuous. This walk takes around 2.5hrs, depending on walking speed and number of stops. The track is either gravel, well maintained boardwalks or rock. Some inclines, but nothing too strenuous and the environment and views are truly amazing. Catch the bus...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RichardB413
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the lake circuit with views of the mountains and lake, The track was excellent with great areas of boardwalk, skirting rocks, areas to go down to the waters edge and paddle in the cool water. We recommend you go early so that you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 21, 2017|
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Response from A7022YXpeters | Reviewed this property |
The early part of the walk is relatively easy and would present no problems, however the middle and homeward sections do have some steep sections and a number of stairs. I would not feel comfortable or recommend attempting... More
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 kathleend692 | 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.