hiking up to Dove lake, Marion's lookout

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We took the shuttle bus in after parking at the visitor centre. You can get the park pass for $24 for a day, or $60 for a 8 week holiday pass. We got a day pass at Freycinet, but were able to upgrade to the 8 week pass at Mt Fields National Park by paying the difference when we showed the original receipt. This pass gives you access to all parks and a complimentary shuttle in to Dove Lake from the visitor centre as well. The shuttle departs every 10-15 minutes, and the last shuttle back to the visitor centre from Dove Lake is at 5 30pm. There is parking available right at Dove Lake itself, further in from the visitor centre but you don't know if there are any spaces left until you get in, so recommend the shuttle. We started the Dove Lake circuit at about 1pm. and took about 1 and 1/2 hours in a clockwise direction to get to the start of Marion's Lookout, which took another 45 minutes up. A very steep climb, basic level of fitness required. Some scrambling involved but there are metal chains higher up to help. View at the top was totally worth it! The Dove lake circuit itself is very mild and easy, occasional moderately steep slopes but very easy to do. Saw people of all ages and fitness levels doing it. For those who want a bit of a challenge, add Marion's lookout to your trek! Took another 45 minutes to an hour to get down from Marion's lookout, and then another half an hour back to the carpark from there. We then took the shuttle back at about 5pm. If doing both circuits, give yourselves a good 4-5 hours to have a really comfortable, no rush walk/hike with time at the top of Marion's lookout to relax/take photos as well.


Today Weather Forecast:
TempratureCurrent Temprature: 20.92 C

TempratureMaximum Temprature: 21.67 C

wind Wind: 0.86

Humidity Humidity: 83

Pressure Pressure: 1011(mb)

Clouds Clouds: clear sky

sunrise sunrise: 2019-03-19 20:17:53

sunset sunset: 2019-03-20 08:29:51



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