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Address: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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Cradle Mountain National Park Day Tour from Launceston
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Misty lake walk

It was misty rain during our stay but the walking gods shone on us for a short time and we enjoyed a beautiful walk around Platypus Bay and Larmairremener tabelti walk which also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was misty rain during our stay but the walking gods shone on us for a short time and we enjoyed a beautiful walk around Platypus Bay and Larmairremener tabelti walk which also joined up with the watermeet trail. It was an short but spectacular walk and the misty moody day made the lake very magical indeed.

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitelydrop into the visitor Centre before doing anything at cradle, especially in winter. You can't beat local knowledge, the staff are really helpful and friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views around the Lake. Very well maintained. If you are lucky enough, you'll get to spot platypus. We did the long 5h hike up the mountain and back. It was hard but we really felt we where lost in one of the Lord of the Rings movies in some places! We saw an echidna and a black snake. There's... More 

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Gold Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visitor Centre at Lake St Clair is well laid out and informative, with wonderful exhibits of animals and birds found in the area, as well as natural history. Beautifully stocked shop with friendly staff... the long wool socks were a great find for cold feet! A short walk, well sign posted to a crystal clear body of water, with surrounding... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While staying at Pumphouse Point we decided to do some of the shorter walks from the visitors' centre: Watersmeet, which was particularly spectacular after the recent rains, Platypus Bay - we didn't see any, but the wreck was interesting, and the Aboriginal Cultural Walk, where one minute you are in a eucalyptus forest and the next in something far more... More 

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Thank Chris J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Heading east on the A10 from Queenstown (Tasmania), you will come across a small settlement called Derwent Bridge. This is where you turn off to Lake St Clair. Make sure you do take the time to do so. It is a great location. It is even better if you have time to stay there, at least for one night. Right... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Completed the walk on a clear day in a couple of hours - it does take a little longer if it is wet/snowing due to some areas being slippery. Well worth the walk, beautiful views the whole way around the lake!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We took the Platypus Bay Trail from the Lake St Clair Visitor Centre which takes approximately 2 hours to complete. It was a fantastic walk as we admired the flora and fauna of the National Park. The lookout at Playpus Bay also provides you with a fantastic view of the platypus if you manage to see them. Although we were... More 

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Lismore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a truly pristine environment and another priority for any visit to Tasmania. It was cold when we visited but that didn't detract from the experience.

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Grafton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This is a gateway to much of the Tasmania wilderness but is also a great attraction to the casual traveller. There are walks for a range of levels of fitness and experienced and all provide insights into the unique flora and fauna of one of the world's great heritage wilderness areas. We watched a platypus feeding in the lake in... More 

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