Experience Cradle Mountains most popular walk with a guided 3 hour, 6.5 km walk around Dove Lake.
This undulating track waves through the rainforest, past quartzite beaches and beneath the towering peaks of Cradle Mountain.
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change without notice.
Meet your guide at your Cradle Mountain accommodation or the Cradle Mountain National Park visitor centre and take a 20 minute drive into the Cradle Mountain National Park to Dove Lake.
First you take in spectacular views from the viewing platform at Glacier Rock with remnants from the glaciers of the last ice age and then making your way around the lake we pass through multiple different plant communities which vary throughout the seasons, taking in various viewpoints and the spectacular scenery.
Along the walk at the southern end of Dove Lake you enter a spectacular temperate rainforest known as the “Ballroom Forest”. This low-light rainforest is made up of of ancient myrtles and deciduous beech, mountain streams, old gnarled moss and lichen covered logs.
After leaving the Ballroom forest it is a short climb with more spectacular views before we descend to the Boat Shed which was built from King Billy pine in the 1940’s. The views across Dove Lake to Cradle Mountain are magnificent.
A short walk from the Boat Shed brings you back to the start of the walk.
From here the guide will drop you back to your hotel or Visitors Centre.