Dove Lake, Hobart, Tasmania
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Tasmania’s loveliest lake
Resting at the foot of the beloved Cradle Mountain is this Tasmanian treat – Dove Lake. While we’d be happy to just take a seat and embrace the stunning scenery, most people enjoy the six-kilometre track that circles the water. The walk, considered one of the state’s best, is littered with surprise beaches, special vegetation like buttongrass and myrtle, and a platypus or two. You’ll even encounter the gorgeous Ballroom Rainforest – a cool temperate rainforest with a moss-covered floor that adds some extra magic.
Oh, and that tiny house you see in this distance? Well, it’s actually not a house at all, but rather a famous boatshed built in the 1940s. Amazingly, aside from some minor restoration work done in 1983, the shed is mostly in its original condition. It’s vacant now, however was commonly used up until around 1960.