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

  • Location: Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park

  • Closest Town: Derwent Bridge

  • Distance from CBD: 180km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.043616

  • Longitude: 146.138345

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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.

Hike 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.

About the region

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is located in the Central Highlands area of Tasmania (Australia), 165 kilometres northwest of Hobart. The park contains many walking trails, and is where hikes along the well-known Overland Track usually begin. Major features are Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff in the northern end, Mount Pelion East, Mount Pelion West, Mount Oakleigh and Mount Ossa in the middle and Lake St Clair in the southern end of the park. The park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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.

GPX File

Total distance: 10826 m
Max elevation: 792 m
Min elevation: 744 m
Total climbing: 403 m
Total descent: -398 m
Download file: Echo%20Point%20Track.gpx


For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania

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9 thoughts on “Echo Point Track (11km)

    1. Thanks! Yes this is apart of the Overland Track I think we might do this actually and camp at the hut for the night 🙂 Have an overnight hiking trip that we can do in Freycinet NP and then I think 2 days worth around Cradle Mountain

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