Dove Lake (Tasmania)

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Dove Lake
Dove-Lake from South-2008.jpg
Dove Lake seen from the south
Location Tasmania
Coordinates 41°39′29.44″S 145°57′43.11″E / 41.6581778°S 145.9619750°E / -41.6581778; 145.9619750Coordinates: 41°39′29.44″S 145°57′43.11″E / 41.6581778°S 145.9619750°E / -41.6581778; 145.9619750
Lake type corrie
Basin countries Australia
Max. length 2.1 km (1.3 mi)
Max. width 0.7 km (0.43 mi)
Shore length1 6.6 km (4.1 mi)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Dove Lake is a corrie lake near Cradle Mountain in 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.[1]

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.

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  1. ^ "Cradle Mountain Tasmania - History". Retrieved 26 January 2015. 

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