Dove Lake Circuit, Cradle Mountain, TAS

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Dove Lake Circuit, Cradle Mountain, TAS

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Staff Pick
1 h 27 m
5.83 km
Intermediate
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Summary

This 6km track is one of Tasmania’s premier walks. It will take you right around Dove Lake and beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain.

Dove Lake Circuit, Cradle Mountain, TAS

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This 6km track is one of Tasmania’s premier walks. It will take you right around Dove Lake and beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain.

The track is boardwalked for much of the way. It is located in Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park..

While you are in the area, another really good nearby walk nearby is the Enchanted Walk that starts near the Cradle Mountain Interpretation Centre.

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Points of Interest

1. Cradle Mountain

Going over Dove Lake towards Cradle Mountain is one of teh most spectacular vistas on the National Park.

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2. Dove River

A brides takes you over the Dove River which was flowing nicely after some overnight rain.

3. Waterfall

There are many small tributaries flowing into the lake the trickle of which make beautiful sounds as you walk.

4. The track

The track here consists on small light coloured rocks that are quite gorgeous to look at.

5. Pandanus palms

The bush includes some pretty impressive Pandanus palms trees.

6. Lake through the trees

Beautiful to see the lake though the trees.

7. Rock face

You can touch the cool rock face as you wander around the boardwalk.

8. 'The Ballroom'

The track goes through a stunning section of ancient myrtle-beech trees festooned in moss that tower majestically from a moss strewn forest floor.

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9. The creek

In the heart of 'The Ballroom' runs a small creek.

10. A beach

The track passes a small, inviting beach, but it looked a bit too chilly for a dip.

11. The bush

Looking back and seeing the different colours of themany species of trees.

12. Grasses

A fabulous section of grasses surrounding the band walk.

13. The Boat Shed

The Boat Shed was built in 1940 by the first Ranger at Cradle Mountain, Lionell Connell. The shed was built largely of King Billy pine.

Features

Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
General General
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available

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