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Address: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Activities: Fishing
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Have a refreshing splash

After a long drive a rewarding swim in this refreshing lake or wander makes for a good rest. We took a packed lunch and ate beside the lake - there is a shop but a picnic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

After a long drive a rewarding swim in this refreshing lake or wander makes for a good rest. We took a packed lunch and ate beside the lake - there is a shop but a picnic suited us. This is also the start or finish over the overland track. Read this web link for more info - - > http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=3462.

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Cairns, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed in the lodge at Lake St Clair in the south as well as at Cradle Mountain in the north and found the southern region and the lake itself not as interesting although still nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We enjoyed the scenery and short walks, found it very interesting that we as Natipnal Park members couldn't book with Parks & Wildlife to camp at the National world heritage campsite,we had to register with private people next door but we also had to hold a pass into these areas, Showers and toilets not up to standard very tatty and... More 

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Leumeah, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Lake St Clair is as close to perfect as you can get. It was sunny when we first arrived but rained the next day thus cancelling out the cruise we had been going on. Not to worry, there was plenty to look at as the scenery and the rainforest were still really amazing. It is a wonderful part of Tasmania... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I traversed the track up the side of Lake St Clair past Echo Point towards Narcissus. It was raining, as is very common in the area. This is fine, as you can't have a rainforest without rain. And the temperate rainforest, with lushness of ferns, mosses and young and ancient trees is why you are there. This is a place... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

On a bad weather day, this lake is still amazing. On a great weather day - bordering on perfection. The immense natural beauty of the lake makes the drive well worth the effort (and it's a great scenic drive anyway).

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Yarraman
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The ferry captain was a motivated and enthusiastic source of information and the stop at Echo Point we discovered many types of mushrooms and plants. The walking tracks were well maintained and easy to walk

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We recently visited the Cradle Mountain region and visited both sides of the mountain. One coming in at Cradle Mountain and the other side coming into Lake St Clair. The Lake St Clair section has plenty of parking and a very well set out Visitors Centre where we were able to obtain some Walking Notes outlining a choice of short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Amazing. Exhilarating. Exhausting. Rewarding. Refreshing. Educational. Must goddamn do, if you are goddamn fit enough. Prepare yourself for fitness, ensure you pack ONLY what is needed. Don't be a doomsday prepped unless you are prepared to carry that weight a long time..(boy)... I did it alone, but bonded with the other independent hikers anyway. Parks Tas should charge twice as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We did the short track, 2 hours I think it was and we saw wallabies and wombats, unfortunately the rumoured platypus evaded us this time.

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