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Lake St. Clair

Address: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Perth, Australia
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

You can't help but compare this walk with Dove Lake. Since lake St Claire is much bigger, you are actually walking around a small part of the lake . The forest and nature look different from Dove Lake. Yet , if you are there and have time , you may go for the walk which is about 2 hours circuit... More 

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Labrador, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Do yourself a favour and visit this area when you go to Tassie on your next vacation. Be sure to pack a jacket/ walking shoes/ hat/ sunscreen. It's true what they say about Tasmania, 4 seasons in one day!

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Metung, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Congratulations to NPWS Tasmania for providing a fantastic experience in one of Australia's most fragile areas. The limitations applied to travelers look after the area whilst still providing the feeling of remoteness and isolation. Well worth the trip for all ages and levels of ability.

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Perth, Australia
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51 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We only stopped off here en route to Queenstown but took a short walk down to the lake in snow, where a misty silence hung over the lake and wallabies browsed. Very beautiful and definitely somewhere we'd like to return for decent exploration. Be warned, it can be VERY cold at any time of year, apparently.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great walk, despite being rained on a couple of times! We visited Lake St. Clare in Nov, still quite cool when the sun was hiding behind the clouds. If you're lucky (and quiet) you'll be able to spot a platypus in the water!

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We took a cruise on Lake St Clair which was supposed to go for 1 1/2 hours, but was more like 2 hours - fantastic! When out on the Lake, you can really get a great view of the Mountains which you don't get from the road. We also visited Echo Hut and Narcissus Hut. The skipper of the boat... More 

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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Lake St Clair is at the southern end of the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park and is often considered the "quiet" side of the park, even so it's close to Hobart. It's a stunning setting, great walks, and very changeable weather so come prepared.

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Ballarat, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

everything, loved the serenity and the views. The history is also very interesting, Would go back again although need to be much fitter

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