Backpacking Lake St Clair

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    VISIT THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE ST CLAIR, WHICH WAS CARVED OUT OF ICE DURING SEVERAL GLACIATIONS OVER THE LAST TWO MILLION YEARS AND IS AUSTRALIA'S DEEPEST LAKE: Photo - George Apostolidis, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    GREAT PLACE TO EXPLORE BY KAYAK OR CANOE: Photo - Garry Moore, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    THERE ARE A GOOD SELECTION OF WALKS AVAILABLE TO TAKE IN THE STUNNING SCENERY: Photo - Garry Moore, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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Lake St Clair Highlights

  • Carved out by ice during several glaciations over the last two million years, this is the deepest lake in Australia.

  • There are a number of great walks to choose from that can take you to an alpine lake, a mountain summit or an ancient rainforest.

  • Lake St Clair is also the end point of the famous Overland Track, a 65 kilometre walk, which runs from Cradle Mountain in the north to Cynthia Bay on the southern shore of Lake St Clair.

  • Visit the Lake St Clair Park Centre to see innovative displays that take you on a trip through time to show you how the Lake St Clair area has developed from ancient times through to the present day.

About Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park


The park is part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area and home to perhaps the best known natural attractions in Tasmania, Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair.

Lake St Clair

The deepest lake in Australia, Lake St Clair, is at the southern end of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

There are various walks available here, which can take you to see alpine lakes, climb a mountain summit, or visit ancient rainforest. The walks range in length from very short to overnight.

Lake St Clair is also the end point of the famous Overland Track, a 65 km walk, which runs from Cradle Mountain in the north to Cynthia Bay on the southern shore of Lake St Clair.

Orientation Map for Lake St Clair


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Lake St Clair Visitor Information Centre

Lake St Clair National Park
Derwent Bridge, Tasmania
Phone (03) 6289 1172
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