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Address: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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Great national park

We did the Shadow Lake circuit walk a d really enjoyed it. It's a 5 hour return trip and is a gentle climb up through beautiful forest , across duckboards and up to the lake. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Elspeth L

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The walk was average. The water in the lake did not look clean. It was said to house the elusive platypus. Well, I didn't see any (because well, it was elusive), though they did build a lookout facility there. You can give this one a pass.

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Thank Oliver Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Shadow Lake circuit walk a d really enjoyed it. It's a 5 hour return trip and is a gentle climb up through beautiful forest , across duckboards and up to the lake. The weather wasn't great the day we did it so we couldn't see Mount Rufus as we passed it. We found a nice spot for... More 

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Thank Elspeth L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful morning we had doing the lake walk It is all well organised from the visitor centre and takes 2-3 hours The path is well laid out and you get some fantastic vistas from different parts of the walk Once completed you definitely deserve a beer

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Thank Martin D
Brisbane Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Purchase the National Parks Pass that we got on the Spirit of Tasmania! Otherwise you can get it from the terminal in Devonport! This will give you free bus travel in and around Cradle Mountain where you can get on or off at different places all around these lakes! Take hat, sunscreen, food, raincoat or warm clothing depending on the... More 

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Thank Jenny B
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Narcissus Hut to lake St Clair visitor centre. I highly recommend the walk. It follows the lakeside while weaving in and out of rainforests full of giant tree ferns.

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Thank Sgtzimm
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning & beautiful views. The whole mountain was just so beautiful. Various walking tracks at various levels, some are suitable for young families too. A must to visit.

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Thank Patty N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just loved the serenity of the lake, so peaceful and quiet. I rated this in my mind for 5 out of 5 because of my personal memory; saw platypus 20 yrs ago. This time I give 4/5 because I didnt see any platypuses :(

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Thank Hui L
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The National Park at the Lake St Clair end has excellent views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. There is an area for hikers to rest and refresh and a visitor centre alongside for the general tourist. We were in tourist mode, so after a brief stroll along the lakes edge and photos it was a pleasing and informative... More 

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Thank ol55Gezza
Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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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Thank Adelaide Tripper
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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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