Blogs from Lake St Clair, Tasmania, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Lake St Clair November 9th 2014

WILD TASMANIA...Lake St Clair N.P. and The Wall. Central Tasmania heading west...WOW. If you want to walk the Overland Track for about 6 days south from Cradle end up at Lake St Clair. Welcome to Lake St Clair... Nature's Wonderland. So good even the mozzies came to meet us! But first you MUST check out my No.1 Highlight of Tassie...THE WALL. On the Lyell Highway near Derwent Bridge is a large shed with two chained metal birds of prey outside. Inside is a coat hanging from a hat stand...a cap...some coat. When you see will stop in your tracks...your heart may flutter...breathing may need to sit down. 'Cause these items are carved from wood...with skill that will blow your mind. You may hear him working...but you will not see him. But you ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Lake St Clair July 24th 2014

Another beautiful morning in Strahan this morning. We are very lucky that the weather has been so fabulous during our first week in Tassie. The long range forecast for next week is not so great, but that could change between now and then. Fingers crossed. We packed up again after breakfast and headed off towards Queenstown. Bernie was warned to be careful of ice on the road when he checked out, but we had an ice-free run up to Queenstown and arrived by late-morning. We wanted to pick up a couple of supermarket items and could choose between two IGA supermarkets ... within a block of each other! The next challenge was to find a bottle shop that was open as neither of the supermarkets was licensed. The pub in the main street had a bottle ... read more
Gaffney Street
View over Queenstown
Queenstown Footy Oval

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Lake St Clair March 7th 2014

Friday 7th March, 2014. Wilderness Highway & Tasmanian National Parks We left early and started the drive along the Wilderness Highway back towards Hobart. We had resolved that today we will purchase a park pass and do the things that we missed on the way over to the Wild West. The first place we stopped was called Rinadeena Lookout which is located on the side of the road between Queenstown and Strahan. Looking up the King River valley towards Queenstown it gives an insight into the rugged nature of the terrain over which the ABT Railway travels (and which we wouldn't be able to ride). We took a few snaps before continuing on our way. We continued on until we reached Queenstown which is in a valley on the western slopes of Mount Owen on the ... read more
3. Queenstown Post Office
13, Iron Blow Mining Site
17. Lake Burbury

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Lake St Clair February 3rd 2012

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.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Lake St Clair February 2nd 2012

We woke up to see the mist rolling over the forest-covered hills and, after breakfast, went for a walk down by the stream. I can’t imagine why the people of Rosebery don’t spend all their spare time there… We then spent most of the rest of the day in transit. We drove via Zeehan (“bugger all to see” as the Lonely Planet describes it – and they’re right!) to Strahan (pronounced “Strawn”, and an absolutely gorgeous upmarket village) to Queenstown. When we travelled the South Island of New Zealand a few years ago, I completely fell in love with Queenstown but this one doesn’t do its namesake any justice, so we continued on to Derwent Bridge and found a stunning camping spot at Lake St Clair. It’s a beautiful national park with plenty of walks and ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Lake St Clair December 21st 2011

Lac St Clair, plus profond lac d'Australie (200m) rencontre avec les equidnas et serpent tigre (tres venimeux) tres jolie paysages. puis route direction queenstown (tres tres tres petit) pour enfin arriver a Strahan... read more
Lake St CLair NP
Lake St CLair NP
Lake St CLair NP

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Lake St Clair January 12th 2011

11 January 2011 We bunked down for a night at Cynthia Bay Campground which is situated at the southern side of the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park. We didn't do much exploring as we arrived late in the day and left early the next morning. We met some people there who had travelled with a camper trailer and then down sized to tents which was interesting to hear. It's always good to hear other people's stories and see their setup as you can always get some good ideas from those around. We did some sightseeing after leaving Cynthia Bay and stopped in at Tarraleah and Nelson Falls. So many little walks and falls to see so we have to pick and chooseas to what we see. Nelson Falls was a great little walk ... read more
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