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Address: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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Lovely walking trails

We walked to the watersmeet then back along the lake front. Peaceful and interesting. What a magnificent lake and walking trails. Something for all ages

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walked to the watersmeet then back along the lake front. Peaceful and interesting. What a magnificent lake and walking trails. Something for all ages

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a magnificent destination. It is a must see for visitors to Tasmania. The Overland Track ends (or starts) here, but you can just go out for a stroll if you want. A good family option is the Watersmeet walk, which is about 45 minutes return if you take the detour to come back via the lake front. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a wonderful variety of walks around the lake and up into the surrounding mountains, all of them stunning, but particularly if walking with children, choose your walk carefully. The rangers have great advice, and with proper preparation a full day walk can be done with youngsters. We did the 15 km Shadow Lake circuit with our 9 year... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply some wonderful diverse walking terrain, worth taking the whole day to experience the 360 degree views from Mt Rufus and the beauty of Shadow lake. You may see echidnas, platypus and other glories, as well many changing environments from beautiful heath to rainforest. My ten year old and I walked about 20km and loved it, with well marked paths... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful place. You can walk or you can simply sit and be. I really appreciated the calm here after the busyness of Cradle Mountain. Visit the lake at different times of the day. It's never the same. There is a ferry across the lake, which looks interesting but we didn't have the time for the return... More 

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Watanobbi, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are lucky to be able to return to this beautiful area. We experienced the serenity of the lake and majesty of the wilderness.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived the visitor center, the friendly staff recommend us to do a scenery short walk, afterall we are not professional hiker...We did a short walk for 2.5 hours (Platypus Bay and Larmairremener tabelti - Aboriginal cultural walk). Very nice scene, smell freshness, especially we start our walk after a bit of rain shower.

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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the same park, this side is completly different. This side is much more forested and less crowded than Cradle Mountain. On the Watersmeet walk we saw a snake and along the entrance way to the park you might see some echidna' s on the side of the road.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Australia's deepest lake lies near the centre of Tasmania. It is the usual finishing point for walkers on the Overland Track, and a side trip for motorists travelling between Hobart and the West Coast. The public access area at the southern end has a resort with an acceptable restaurant and a visitors centre. The resort has cabins, a backpacker accommodation,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Started off a little upset as thought we'd be able to drive to the lake but as we were in a camper van couldn't. So glad we didn't as we got the shuttle bus to one of the walks and had an amazing time, we saw wombats in the grass and stunning views of the park. We walked to Dove... More 

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