Duckhole Lake Walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 4.4km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Coal Hill Road

  • End: Coal Hill Road

  • Location: Southwest National Park

  • Closest Town: Southport

  • Distance from CBD: 110km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -43.373139

  • Longitude: 146.892062

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Duckhole Lake Walk is a 4.4km, grade 2 Return hike located in Southwest National Park Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

This is an easy stroll to an idyllic lake. Duckhole Lake is a flooded sinkhole that is part of the surrounding cave and karst landscape.

Highlights

This walk makes an enjoyable addition to a visit to the Hastings Caves or a drive along Forestry Tasmania’s Arve River Forest Drive.

The walk takes you through a forest of stringybarks and rainforest species such as sassafras and myrtle, and sections of tea tree swamp. The track follows a late 19th century sawmill tramway for much of the way, and remnants of the tramway can be seen.

Region

Hobart and Surrounds

Getting there

South of Dover. Approaching from the north, take the old Hastings Road from the A6 at a junction 3.1km south of the Esperance River bridge in the township of Strathblane, after 1km turn right onto the Darcy Link Road and then left onto Creekton Rd until carpark and start of walking track is reached. From the south, turn off A6 onto Hastings Road, then turn off Hastings Road 3 kms after the Hastings Cave Visitor Centre right onto Chestermans Road, then right onto Coal Hill Road. Note that these are 4WD only, slippery, narrow roads with steep side slopes.

Tips

Park entry fees apply.

Picnic table at lake. Toilets, café, picnic and barbecue facilities and thermal swimming pool are located at Hastings Caves State Reserve approximately 7.5km from Duckhole Lake car park.

Level track suitable for all age groups.

Supervise children, water in creeks and lakes.

No pets, firearms or bicycles.

 

Total distance: 4397 m
Max elevation: 159 m
Min elevation: 124 m
Total climbing: 71 m
Total descent: -71 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania