Crater Lake Circuit

West Coast Tasmania

Commencing from the car park at Dove Lake, follow the boardwalk past fields of button grass, Lake Lilla and Wombat Lake, before heading up the side of the crater wall. The climb is reasonably easy, on a well-graded gravel track, with only a few steep sections.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Bird Watching
Toilets
Rainforest
Swamp or Wetland

Getting there

Commencing from the car park at Dove Lake, follow the boardwalk past fields of button grass, Lake Lilla and Wombat Lake, before heading up the side of the crater wall

Maps

See Park and Wildife Tasmania

Route/Trail notes

The climb is reasonably easy, on a well-graded gravel track, with only a few steep sections.

About halfway to Crater Lake the terrain changes completely, and you enter a section of dense, wet rainforest growing along Crater Creek. Following raised boardwalks above the forest floor, the track climbs up the side of the creek, taking you within a few metres of moss-covered waterfalls and rockpools at Crater Falls.

Leaving the rainforest you complete the last section of the climb to Crater Lake, with its dark waters and steep walls carved by glacial ice. There is an old boathouse at the north end of the lake, a good place to shelter in bad weather.

Permits/Costs

$16/person to access Cradle Mountain National Park ( 2016 prices ) 

Other References

See Park and Wildlife Tasmania 

Comments

A beautiful setting, great walking track, saw a tiger snake along the way :-)

Tina on 14 Apr, 2019

Explored this on way back from Marions Lookout. Walked to the boatshed on edge where you then can view Ronney Carpark. tracked back to Dove Lake carpark

J on 9 Aug, 2016

Well work the walk! Amazing from the air as well.

Laura on 10 Apr, 2016

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