Dove Lake - TAS



DEG: -41.656269 145.960943
DMS: 41º 39' 22.57" S 145º 57' 39.38" E
UTM: 55 G 5387865mN 413486mE
Altitude: 938m


Place Type

Geography - Lake,River,Creek


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


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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Mount Read at 01/03:00am EDT
Distance from Dove Lake 40.54km SW
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Closest Climatic Station

Mount Read
Distance from Dove Lake 40.54km SW
Mean Max. °C14.214.311.
Mean Min. °C5.
Mean Rain mm201.1168.6267.4282.8395.7341.1391.5336.3379.2373.2221.4290.8

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