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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. 

Detailed Itinerary

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change without notice.

  • Day 1: Cradle Mountain

    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.

Tour Highlights

  • Dove Lake
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Glacier Rock
  • Boat Shed
  • Ballroom Forest
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Tour does not oper­ate on Christ­mas Day.
  • Com­fort­able walk­ing shoes required
  • Water bot­tle and water
  • Wet weath­er jack­ets are required, wet weath­er pants are optional
  • Hat, sun­glass­es, sunscreen

Key Details


  • Fully Guided 3 Hour Walk
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Bookings on Application

Not Included

  • National Park Pass


  • $150.00 per person (min 2 pax)
  • Valid until 31 March 2025