Pine Lake Walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 900m

  • Duration: 40mins

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Lake Highway Carpark

  • End: Lake Highway Carpark

  • Closest Town: Breona

  • Location: Central Plateau

  • Distance from state capital: 170km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.740816

  • Longitude: 146.706161

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Pine Lake Walk is a 900m, grade 1 Return hike located in Central Plateau Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 40mins to complete.

Summary

The Pine Lake walk offers a rare opportunity to get close to one of Tasmania’s rarest trees without having to go on an extended bushwalk. The pencil pine is an ancient species that evolved before flowering plants and which is only found in the Tasmanian highlands.

Liffey Falls is within the Liffey Falls State Reserve.

Highlights

Many of the Tasmanian conifers are unique to Tasmania. The pencil pine (Athrotaxis cupressoides), is generally restricted to sub-alpine areas above 800 m. Like its relative, the King Billy pine, it can reach ages greater than 1200 years. Pencil pines are often seen around the shores of highland lakes and tarns, creating the unique ambience of these beautiful areas of Tasmania.

Region

Launceston Tamar and the North

Getting there

On road Highland Lakes Road (A5) 33km south of Deloraine.

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Tips

No facilities at Pine Lake. Picnic and toilet facilities are located approximately 30 minutes drive away at either Liffey Falls (accessed from road C513) or Liawenee (on road A5).

Easy level track that will suit some wheelchair users and those with strollers.

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.

Pets, firearms and bicycles are not permitted.

 

Total distance: 905 m
Max elevation: 1203 m
Min elevation: 1193 m
Total climbing: 12 m
Total descent: -11 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania