Tasmania's capital lies in the south-east of the state, at the foot of Mount Wellington. This..Port Arthur Information
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The Tasman Peninsula is a land of farms, forests, sheer dolerite cliffs, sweeping views across the..Bruny Island Information
Wild seascapes and sweeping surf beaches, wonderful coastal walks, birdlife and wildflowers, tall..Richmond Information
This little town of cobbles, handmade brick and mellow stone on the banks of the Coal River is just..Mt Field National Park Information
Mt Field National Park is Tasmania’s most accessible national park (90 minutes’ drive from..Mt Wellington Information
Rising 1270 metre (around 4000 feet) above Hobart's harbour and the wide Derwent River, Mt..Salamanca Market Information
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Dover is not quite the southernmost town in Australia but it is close. The pretty, quiet fishing..Huonville Information
Situated on the banks of the tranquil Huon River and surrounded by the colours of fruit-filled..See all locations in Tasmanias South
The deepest freshwater lake in Australia (190 metres/623 feet), Lake St Clair was scooped during several glaciations over the past two million years.
The Lake forms the southern boundary of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and the finishing point for the Overland Track, one of the world’s best multi-day bushwalks. During summer and autumn (fall), rangers offer a variety of activities such as walks, talks and slide shows for adults and children.
There a number of short walks from the Interpretation Centre around the shores of the Lake at Cynthia Bay (Cynthia Bay is named for the Greek goddess of the moon). Some of the most spectacular walks take three to four hours or overnight – such as the walks to Shadow and Forgotten lakes. A pantheon of dolerite mountains – Mt Olympus, Mt Orthys, Mt Byron and Mt Ida surround Lake St Clair; at the southern end is a drowned moraine – the tumbled rock remains after the glaciations.
The Aboriginal people of the area called the lake Leeawuleena, meaning sleeping water.
Most of Australia’s mammals are nocturnal but at dusk or dawn around Cynthia Bay you are likely to see two species of wallaby – the Bennetts or red-necked wallaby, and the small more timid Tasmanian pademelon. And sometimes wombats and quolls head out after dark; echidnas and platypuses are also common around Cynthia Bay. Birdlife such as black currawongs, strong-billed and black-headed honeyeaters and the yellow wattlebird can be seen and are found only in Tasmania.
Try fishing, boating or the ferry service travelling the 18 kilometre length of the lake, and meet bushwalkers completing the Overland Track.
Turn off The Rivers Run trail (A10) at Derwent Bridge.
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