Tasmania: Dove Lake Circuit

Dove Lake Circuit is a 5.7 km hike located at the foot of Cradle Mountain in Tasmania.

Dove Lake

It is one of Tasmania’s most popular hikes, so we knew we had to check it out when we visited December 2016.

The track is fairly easy along paved paths and boardwalks:

Dove Lake

And takes between 2-3 hours to complete.

The circuit passes by picturesque sandy shorelines:

Dove Lake

Through the Ballroom Forest, a magnificent cool temperate rainforest:

Dove Lake

Aptly named Glacier Rock:

Dove Lake

And The Boatshed:

Dove Lake

Arguably the most photographed section along Dove Lake Circuit.

Definitely take a couple of hours to enjoy this walk when your travels take you to the Central Highlands region of Tasmania.

Dove Lake

Your only challenge will be finding a sunny day.

Fortunately, we arrived in time for stunning views of Cradle Mountain:

Dove Lake

But that wasn’t the case by the time we finished the circuit.

Dove Lake

Nonetheless, our afternoon at Dove Lake Circuit was the highlight of our time at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Dove Lake


More Info

Dove Lake Road (via C132)
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Glacier Rock
Ballroom Forest
Marions Lookout
The Boatshed

Walk clockwise for the best views.

Lodging Recommendation
Cradle Forest Inn in Moina

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