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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great walk” (143 reviews)
“dove lake” (388 reviews)
“easy walk” (87 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
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"great walk"
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"dove lake"
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"easy walk"
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"cradle mountain"
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"car park"
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"ballroom forest"
in 40 reviews
"hour walk"
in 66 reviews
"glacier rock"
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"two hours"
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"board walk"
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"boat shed"
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"take your time"
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"short walk"
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"photo opportunities"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The grading of the walk was accurate and we were well prepared. Our family was 16 years old to 75 and while there were lots of stairs it was worth it. Do the walk anticlockwise so the stairs are early in the walk.

Thank EdwinaBlair
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great place! Well worth the walk. Six km round trip. Most parts are pretty easy. A few parts are trickier, but manageable. Our kids are 9 and 11 and managed the walk well. Takes 2 hours at a pretty good pace. On the...More

Thank Brett O
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were invigorated. We went out to admire the Dove Lake as well as the Cradle Mountain. The path was well taken care of. I liked it. There was an island on the Dove Lake. We saw some amazing views. When someone was slow, they...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We reach Cradle mountain Dove Lake car park at 12:25pm. When my wife, 2 sisters and myself start the Dove Lake Circuit, it start to rain and the wind was very strong. At 1st we try to go round the Lake by going right (from...More

Thank Alan_WongKM
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Park at the visitor centre and pay for the shuttle bus to here. You can walk it but set off really early so you can enjoy a long full day walking everywhere. We took the shuttle bus to Dove Lake and walked anti clockwise to...More

Thank midgybabe
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning views along this walk. Would highly recommend it. Took us 2.5 - 3hours to walk, taking it slow and taking lots of pictures!

Thank NurseKellie23
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good maintained walks, with stop off points for photo opportunities. Picnic tables if you take your lunch with you, all makes for a good day out.

Thank Kathryn R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This walk takes about 2-3 hours depending on how many stops, and the ability of your hikers. We had a 9 year old who kept us moving. Views were stunning. Some steep climbs but not too bad.

Thank Erin M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to do these walks when it had just snowed which made the experience even better - it is a walk with beautiful scenery and would definitely recommend this.

Thank mlangford89
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the Dove Lake Circuit. It was amazing. It was about a six kilometre round trip that took around two hours. Great photography opportunities. The views are spectacular.

Thank grevilleabrae5761
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Tabasco_chill
November 21, 2017|
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Response from peter s | 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
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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!
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lwhing
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.
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