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Dove Lake is a corrie lake near Cradle Mountain in the central highlands region of Tasmania, Australia. It lies in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. The lake is a very popular visitor attraction and is encircled by well maintained walking paths which also lead up onto Cradle Mountain. It was named by prominent local Gustav Weindorfer after an official of the Van Diemen's Land Company.[4]

Dove Lake
Dove-Lake from South-2008.jpg
Dove Lake seen from the south
Dove Lake is located in Tasmania
Dove Lake
Dove Lake
Location in Tasmania
Location Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Central Highlands, Tasmania
Coordinates 41°39′29″S 145°57′43″E / 41.65806°S 145.96194°E / -41.65806; 145.96194Coordinates: 41°39′29″S 145°57′43″E / 41.65806°S 145.96194°E / -41.65806; 145.96194
Type Corrie
Primary inflows Dove River
Primary outflows Dove River
Basin countries Australia
Designation Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
Max. length 2.1 km (1.3 mi)
Max. width 0.7 km (0.43 mi)
Surface area 86 ha (210 acres)
Max. depth 157 m (515 ft)
Shore length1 6.6 km (4.1 mi)
Surface elevation 938 m (3,077 ft)
References [1][2][3]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Like several other lakes in the region, Lake Dove was formed by glaciation. The habitat is unique and includes the Tasmanian deciduous beech (Nothofagus gunnii), tussock grasses, snow gums and pencil pines. Among animals wandering the shores of the lake are numerous wombats, echidnas, pademelons and tiger snakes.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Map of Dove Lake, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. n.d. Retrieved 22 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Dove Lake". n.d. Retrieved 22 May 2018. 
  3. ^ Elder, Bruce (2008). Australia. New Holland Publishers. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-84773-100-5. 
  4. ^ "Cradle Mountain Tasmania - History". Cradle Mountain Highlanders. 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 

External linksEdit

  • "Dove Lake". Touring Tasmania. Retrieved 22 December 2009.