Cradle Mountain: Dove Lake Circuit Walk

Cradle Mountain: Dove Lake Circuit Walk

From $69.84 per person

Join us on the Dove Lake circuit walk to enjoy the majestic scenery of Cradle Mountain National Park. Take in the views of the Lake nestled under Cradle Mountain lead by our informative guide. Visit Glacier Rock and the Boat shed.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Visit the majestic Dove Lake
  • Explore the scenic Cradle Mountain with a guided walk
  • Take in the picturesque landscapes
  • Learn more about the area from your informative guide
Full description
Your professional guide will collect you in a clean comfortable minibus from your Cradle Mountain accommodation or the Cradle Mountain National Park visitor centre around 10mins before the scheduled departure time. Take a short 15min drive into the Cradle Mountain National Park to Dove Lake carpark. Leaving the carpark, head clockwise on the trail first leading to Glacier rock and see remnants of the movement of a glacier during the last ice age. Take in the tremendous views. Follow your guide and keep walking around the trail to various view points and points of interest where your guide will stop and discuss the plants and flowers of the area. See Pandani, Button grass, Boronia, Waratah and different species of other plants and trees. Along the walk at the southern end of Dove lake, enter the Ballroom forest, a cool temperate rainforest, packed with ancient myrtle beech trees covered in moss from the ground up. The Ballroom is reminiscent of a grand ancient cathedral. Afterwards, hugging the western shore of Dove Lake, take a short climb that brings in heightened views of the area before descending into the King Billy Pine Boat shed, which was constructed by a ranger of Cradle Mountain National Park in 1940. From this point at the boat shed, enjoy some time to admire the special views across the lake to Cradle Mountain. Take a short stroll from the boat shed until you return to the start of the walk at Dove Lake carpark. From here your guide will drop you back to your hotel or visitor centre.
  • Professional guide/s with full commentary
  • Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off
  • National Parks Pass
  • Snacks or water
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Tour does not operate on Christmas Day
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please bring water
  • Please wear appropriate wet weather clothing
  • Provide your own hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Don’t forget your camera
  • Pickup available for selected locations: Cradle Mountain hotel; Peppers Cradle Mountain lodge; Cradle Mt discovery park; Cradle Mt Wilderness village; Cradle Mt Highlanders; pickup from National Parks visitor center is available by request only.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 5 reviews

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What an amazing place enhanced by the knowledge of our guide James.

March 8, 2021

Belinda was very friendly and knowledgeable. Even though I was the only participant of the tour, she conducted the tour solely for me! I strongly recommend this tour and Belinda!

February 7, 2021

January 23, 2020

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