Echo Point Track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 11km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Lake St Clair Visitors Centre

  • End: Lake St Clair Visitors Centre

  • Closest Town: Derwent Bridge

  • Location: Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 180km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.043616

  • Longitude: 146.138345

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Drinking Water

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Echo Point Track is a 11km, grade 3 One Way hike located in Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Summary

Combine a ferry cruise on Lake St Clair with a walk through the rainforest beside the lake. You leave from, and return to Cynthia Bay at the southern end of Lake St Clair.

Highlights

Lake St Clair is the deepest lake in Australia, and like much of the beauty of the highlands of Tasmania, is the legacy of the action of ice during the Ice Ages.

The cool temperate rainforest that the walk leads you through is rich in many species of plant that are either unique to Tasmania, or have their closest relatives in New Zealand and Chile – the descendants of a Gondwanan flora.

Region

The Western Wilderness

Getting there

Road C193 to Lake St Clair from the Lyell Highway (A10)

Tips

20 minutes by ferry and then 3 hours walk to return (10km one way)

Park entry fees apply. Ferry charges apply

Bush toilet at Echo Point. Restaurant and facilities at Cynthia Bay.

No hilly sections; track is mostly dry under foot but some wet patches after rain. Take care with your footing due to tree roots.

Supervise children , tracks subject to severe weather conditions all year round, weather may change quickly, tracks are difficult to navigate when covered in snow and may be impassable.

No pets, firearms or bicycles.

 

Total distance: 10826 m
Max elevation: 791 m
Min elevation: 743 m
Total climbing: 396 m
Total descent: -391 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania

 

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