Dove Lake - TAS

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -41.66085 145.96097
DMS: 41º 39' 39.06" S 145º 57' 39.48" E
UTM: 55 G 5387357mN 413494mE
Altitude: 938.11m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Location

176.69kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 329 km (4 hours 15 mins)
435.59kms South of Melbourne - Driving 546 km (22 hours 10 mins)

Address & Contact

Cradle Mountain TAS
Phone: 03 6492 1110
Email: N/A
Web: https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/cradle-mountain/dove-lake

Information

Dove Lake is probably the primary attraction for day trippers in the Cradle Mountain area. It is accessible by bus, car and foot and is near to the starting point of the most popular walks, including the multi day walk over the mountains to Lake St Clair.

A walk around the lake is very popular among visitors. The 6km track is surely one of the premier walks in Tasmania. Starting from the Dove Lake parking area,takes walkers around the glacially carved lake directly beneath Cradle Mountain. The walk offers both intimate and epic views of the famous mountain.

The track generally follows the shore of Dove Lake, traverses beneath the mountain, ascends to the summit of Truganini Point, descends to the old boat shed and then returns through magnificent rain forest to the starting point. The walk takes you through some of Tasmania's special vegetation, from button grass ?to myrtle, sassafras, fagus and King Billy pine. At a couple of places spur tracks provide access to sandy portions of the shore. Walk in a clockwise direction. The walk is rated as moderate and will take most people a little over two hours to complete.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Mount Read at 02/10:30pm EDT
Distance from Dove Lake 40.28km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
2.2°C°C%°C1019.5hPa3.2mmSE19km/hr
10knots
24km/hr
13knots

Closest Climatic Station

Mount Read
Distance from Dove Lake 40.28km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C14.214.311.78.96.34.63.64.15.47.610.911.7
Mean Min. °C5.76.34.83.42.10.90.10.10.31.33.23.9
Mean Rain mm201.1168.6267.4282.8395.7341.1391.5336.3379.2373.2221.4290.8

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