Lake St Clair is part of the popular Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park – the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It is at Lake St Clair that Tasmania’s most iconic multi-day walk, the Overland Track, comes to an end. After an eventful day at Franklin-Gordon National Park, we arrived to Lake St Clair Park for a late afternoon stroll by the lake, skimming rocks on the still water, and taking an endless amount of photos. Black and furry possums greeted us on the way back to the caravan.
The following morning, we hit the lakeside walking trail, unluckily tried to spot a platypus, and walked down the Aboriginal Heritage walk. For some reason, we came back a little disappointed. It is a beautiful lake, no doubt, but is it really worth its title as one of the most beautiful landmarks in Tasmania?
Heading further south, we stopped at Tarraleah to observe the impressive hydroelectric power station and its huge pipes going up and down the surrounding hills. We stayed in the little town for the night, and parked right next to a trio of hairy bulls just over the fence from us.