Dove Lake Circuit in Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania

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As we were nearing the end of our trip, the Tasmanian landscape just kept getting better and better! Our second to last day on the island was spent walking the Dove Lake Circuit in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park. This walk takes about 2 hours to complete, and is filled with captivating views, the entire time. We first stopped up on Glacier Rock, which remains from an Ice Age, then again at one of the few picnic spots, which was about halfway along the circuit.

The jagged peaks that tower over the sky-blue waters and rugged landscape looked like something out of a prehistoric or sci-fi story. I grew up around mountains, but none that look quite like this one. Out of all the things we’d seen, on our journey, so far, this one was definitely a highlight.

We retired early, this day, with plans to return early the next morning… To hike the summit!