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Lake St. Clair

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Traveler Description: Lake St Clair is at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park, which is part of Tasmania's World Heritage Wilderness... more »
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Bowral
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a picnic at the jetty, enjoying a stunning view of Lake ST Clair while eating our lunch. There is a restaurant at the visitors centre for those who do not have a packed picnic lunch.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were all looking forward to doing a small hike around here, but on this particular day it was 38 degrees - yes hard to believe that Tassie got that hot, so we walked for 10 mins and then headed back to the car - not a day to hike unless you're a professional. What we did see was wonderful.... More

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great walks around LSC but not much at the Lake itself. Take the boat to the end of the Overland Track, walk up some of the hills around it, get out and about and enjoy the area. The lake itself is ok, the surrounding mountains are nice (especially when snow capped) and it is a great base for exploring and... More

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Brisbane
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We dropped in for a quick walk on our way to Strahan but wish we had stayed longer. The place felt very tranquil, serene and there was a real inner reflective quality about it that in some ways felt quite spiritual. This is one place I definitely want to go back and visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Upon arrival at the parking lot, the partial view of the cerulean waters of Dove Lake was enough to keep us enraptured for a moment or two. Not to mention the backdrop of the 2 leading spires of Cradle Mountain protruding high up against the sky. What a picturesque vista that no image captured on camera could ever do justice... More

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Kiama, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lake St Clair was certainly something we wanted to see. Boy we were not disappointed. The air is so clean, the walks are fantastic, covering all levels from beginners to experienced. You need to rug up, but the experience is certainly breath taking. Make sure your Permits are all up to date, the National Parks are quite ruthless.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What an amazing experience. 4 seasons in an hour and from a gorgeous starting view as we commenced our treck, through enchanting forests, rain, snow and water falls all on a well maintained path. 1 day is not enough for us although a memorable experience which we will undoubtedly repeat!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Apparently it took 2 million years to carve out this perfection, believable, it is a simply stunning corner of the world. Lake St Clair is the endpoint for the infamous Overland Track, and while our overnight trek wasn't quite that ambitious, it was solidly amazing, rug up properly in winter.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The promise of unspoiled grandeur is a lure that does it for me every time. The challenge of walking 80 km on the Overland Track which threads its way across plateaux and through valleys from Cradle Mountain south to lake St Clair,had the necessary hook for my femme and i. Let me at the onset inform you, that beside its... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Unlike other reviewers we were unimpressed with the camping ground at Lake St Clair. We visited recently in our own small campervan. Even the booking staff were embarrassed by what was on offer, They insisted we go and have a look before paying for a site. The unpowered sites were 'basic', they said. They were not wrong. This private resort... More

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