Lake St.Clair lays in the southern part of the Cradle Mountain - Lake St.Clair National Park, which is declared the World Heritage Area. It's approximately two and a half hours drive from Hobart and a beautiful drive at that. The glacier-formed lake is located 737 m above the sea level and, being 167 m deep, is the deepest lake in Australia. There are several walking trails along the shores of the lake, ranging from 40 minutes to a full day. The famous 85 km long Overland Track to the Cradle Mountain starts on the southern-most end of the lake (Cynthia Bay).

If you will stay in a cabin near the lake please be careful not to trip over a wallaby (in the morning) or a brushtail possum (in the evening) when opening the door. Possums are particularly cheeky critters and will sneak inside looking for food if you are not careful.

The photos in this album were taken on the 5 km long circuit walking trail to the Platypus Bay.
Please click on the image to enlarge it.
Cynthia Bay - a cloud on Travellers Range
Watersmeet - Hugel River on the left meeting Cuvier River on the right
Hugel River mouth
A tree in Hugel River
Platypus Bay - view to the north
Platypus Bay - view to the south
Platypus Bay - view to the east
Sun trail in the lake - view on Fergys Hill
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