A breathtaking scenic drive to Australia's deepest lake! Nature trails, 'Wall in the Wilderness', Russell Falls and more.
Lake St Clair is at the southern end of the world famous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. You'll take leisurely walks in the forest and along the shores of the deepest freshwater lake in Australia. You may see some of our extraordinary wildlife
- an adorable wombat maybe, or an intriguing platypus. This is also where I've seen an abundance of vibrant birds flitting about too. . . so for birdwatchers we'll keep an eye out for a diversity of species.
Enroute you'll visit the historic hydro-electric village at Tarraleah and see Tasmania's hairy coo's (Scottish highland cattle). Visit 'The Wall in the Wilderness' to interpret the story of pioneers told through the craftsmanship of wood sculptor Greg Duncan. Returning to Hobart we'll take a slightly different route via Mt Field National Park and take a short wander in the cool-climate rainforest to Russell Falls.
A 12 hour day starting a 7. 30am; a 2. 5 hour journey to Lake St Clair so we'll take breaks en route
Highlights & Attractions
~ Tarraleah - a historic art-deco village surround by the mega infrastructure of Tasmanian Hydroelectricity infrastructure. Also home to Tasmania's resident 'hairy coos' (aka Scottish highland cattle)
~ Lake St Clair - part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It's Australia's deepest freshwater lake and the source of the Derwent River (the mouth of the Derwent is near Hobart). Here, we'll take a couple of short walks in the forest and along the foreshore.
~ The Wall in the Wilderness - a visit to Tasmania's Central Highlands would not be complete without seeing the incredible work of artist and exquisite wood carver Greg Duncan. The Wall is an ongoing work in progress, a stunning sculpture that tells a story of pioneering times of the central highlands.
~ Russell Falls - in Mt Field National Park - take an easy stroll to the waterfall and you may even see a platypus!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: I will meet you at your hotel. Please wait inside the foyer/reception area and I will come inside to greet you.
Duration: 12 hours
This tour is available during the warmer months of the year (October to April, daylight savings time).
At any time of the year, conditions may restrict access to Lake St Clair due to ice and/or snow.
You will travel a stylish and spacious, air-conditioned SUV. It's fully registered, insured and accredited for private tours.
2019 Toyota Kluger SUV (aka Highlander)
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 AUD - Lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Additionally any purchases of a personal nature and souvenirs are at your own expense.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks