Dove Lake is one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks. The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania's day walking opportunities.
2-3 hour circuit, 6km circuit. Grade 3.
This 6km track is surely one of the premier walks in Tasmania. Starting from the Dove Lake viewing shelter at Dove Lake, a glacially carved lake directly beneath Cradle Mountain, the walk offers both intimate and epic views of the famous mountain.
The track undulates around Dove Lake, traverses beneath the mountain, then returns through magnificent rainforest to the starting point. The walk takes you through some of Tasmania's special vegetation, from buttongrass to myrtle, sassafras, fagus and King Billy pine. Walk in a clockwise direction.
Please refer to the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania website (parks.tas.gov.au) for up-to-date information about this walk, alerts, closures, safe walking guidelines, leave no trace principles and National Park entry fees where applicable.