The shuttle bus leaves from the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre and operates seven days a week. Tickets are included with the purchase of your Parks Pass and can be collected from the Visitor Centre prior to boarding. A valid Parks Pass is required to collect your tickets.
Shuttle bus times are seasonal and subject to change. Confirm with the Visitor Centre prior to arrival.
- Summer (1 October - 31 March) 8:00am to 6:00pm every 10 to 15 minutes
- Winter (1 April – 30 September) 9:00am to 5:00pm every 15 to 20 minutes
Private vehicle access
From 1 February 2023, limited private vehicle access and parking for Dove Lake is available outside shuttle bus operating hours. This includes nine private vehicle parking spaces and one disabled parking space.
Private vehicle access is not permitted during shuttle bus operating times.
For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions:
Dove Lake Shelter Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 199Kb)
Where possible, please avoid driving in our reserves at night. You are sharing the roads with our native wildlife, so take it slow and watch out for animals on the road.