Dove Lake Circuit

MODERATE 83 reviews

Dove Lake Circuit is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 561 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a pleasant trek around Dove Lake which will take around 2 hours. Even though it's a well maintained track with lots of boardwalks, snow and ice would make sections very slippery.

hiking
20 days ago

Most of this trail is well maintained boardwalks. Lots of hikers, but crowding was not an issue.

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful walk which is very well marked out and good for beginners. I did it in light rain which was really pretty. If your going to do only one walk in cradle mountain this should be it.

hiking
2 months ago

Balade sympa mais trop touristique

walking
2 months ago

This is Cradle Mountain at its best- perfect weather-Fantastic walk 2&1/2 h with a 4,7 and 10 y old. Amazing views, snow on the top of the mountain plus a slight chill in the air. Mostly flat. Great morning activity. December 9th.

hiking
4 months ago

Great walk. Wonderful views.

hiking
5 months ago

Our first significant hike with a toddler (not that we were serious hikers before having kids) and it was well worth it. depending on which sign/brochure you looked at, this was either a 1-2 hour or 2-3 hour trek. We did it in 2h 10m and thats including plenty of photo stops and a lunch break for the little one (who were had in a carrier the full way around). If you're of average fitness, this will be an easy walk. Obviously, take weather into account (we had perfect weather) and even though it's a well maintained track with lots of boardwalks, snow and ice would make sections very slippery.

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
6 months ago

hiking
muddy
snow
6 months ago

beautifully easy, the weather was by far the most challenging aspect.

8 months ago

Great scenery and wildlife.

hiking
9 months ago

So soo beautiful

walking
9 months ago

It is an easy walk for someone has average fitness, lovely scenery, a few nice places with seats to stop and have a rest. it is mainly a level walk with the occasional medium climb on well constructed steps.

9 months ago

awesome hike with stunning views! Extended the trail to Ronny Creek to find some wombats at dusk.

walking
9 months ago

Easy and well established trail for all ages. Picturesque.

hiking
11 months ago

Excellent and reasonably easy walk on a marked track with plenty of photo opportunities. The views are breathtaking. Very enjoyable walk.

Mon Feb 18 2019

great walk , walk the loop clockwise..better to see the cradle mt..and bit easier hike. lots of steps on the walk up and down

Sat Jan 19 2019

Breathtaking walk with plenty of small tracks around the lake with great spots for photos, and taking in the views. Some stair sections which all kids could easily navigate, we took our 4, 6 and 8 year olds kids who loved it. Rainforests, plenty of changes in vegetation and spotted an echidna today too.

Mon Jan 07 2019

not for kids.

Wed Dec 26 2018

Lovely hike around the lake with my different plant ecosystems as you walk around. There are few nice beach areas which are good for breaks. The path is along a broad walk and super easy to follow. The times given for the walks are quite generous and don’t take that long. Toilets at trailhead. Was pretty busy on 26th December but still had some peace and quite.

hiking
Tue Nov 13 2018

Beautiful! It was a rainy day when I went, but did not effect the views at all.

Tue Oct 09 2018

Beautiful walk even in the rain. Lots of varying weather!

hiking
Tue Sep 04 2018

Great walk! The track was easy to follow! Only started the recording once I reached five lake however we walked from Ronny creek around five lake and back it was beautiful even though it was wet, rainy and cold ! Still some snow around too!!

hiking
Sat Jul 07 2018

Great views and best short hike in the park

Sat May 12 2018

Mostly boardwalk trail through rainforest around Dove Lake with good views of Cradle Mountain

Sat Mar 10 2018

Amazing

Thu Jan 18 2018

Great veiws!

walking
Wed Nov 29 2017

A mix of boardwalks and trail, plenty of good views.

hiking
Sun Oct 29 2017

We drove from Launceston at 3.30am to catch the sunrise at dove lake. Although it was a misty morning with a lot of cloud cover we were still taken back by the quiet and stillness of the lake. We began the circuit at 7am with the whole track to ourselves. Small areas of snow had not melted yet and created a light white blanket in areas over the mossy green! it truely was a magical morning and we felt like the only people in the word. I highly recommend making tye effort to escape those warm beds in the early morning and heading up the mountain to view its beauty in a quiet stillness. 10/10!!

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