Hiking at Lake St Clair

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February 3rd 2012
Published: February 8th 2012
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It was time to explore the lovely Cradle Mountain / Lake St Clair National Park. We decided to take the ferry Cynthia Bay to Echo Point and then do the 3.5 hour hike back to the camping ground. You could’ve knocked us over with a feather when we realised our $70 ferry ride took all of 15 minutes! Come on guys, make the beautiful Tassie outdoors more accessible! On our hike back through woodland and rainforest, we came across the native woolly tea tree, an echidna, a wallaby… and many mosquitoes! We very much hoped to see a platypus too, but perhaps better luck next time. It was a lovely, peaceful hike with a lunch break on the lakeshore. At about 200m, Lake St Clair is the deepest natural lake in Australia.

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