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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.
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.
Road C193 to Lake St Clair from the Lyell Highway (A10)
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.
Max elevation: 792 m
Min elevation: 744 m
Total climbing: 403 m
Total descent: -398 m
For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania