A Beautiful Tasmanian Remnant of the Ice Age

Located in Tasmania’s pristine central highlands, Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest glacial freshwater lake, forms the southern area of the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park. Lake St Clair was formed by glacial movement in the last ice age, like much of Tasmania’s beautiful scenery. Lake St Clair is the destination of the world renowned 65km (6 day) Overland track which begins in Ronny Creek (Cradle Valley) and is considered to be one of Australia’s top walks.

Stay at the Lake St Clair Tourist Park… with views right from the lake’s edge

Road access to the area is limited to the southern end of the lake, so if you’re not up for a multi-day bush walk but would still love to experience the beauty of this region you can head to the Lake St Clair visitor centre which forms part of the Lake St Clair Tourist Park. The Tourist Park also includes a range of accommodation options including the Lake St Clair Lodge, powered and un-powered campsites and a bunkhouse. From here you’re right on the lake’s edge and you can easily take one of the relaxing day walks or take the ferry across the lake to Pumphouse Bay and enjoy a 3hr bushwalk back to the tourist park – or return with the ferry.

Lake St Clair is home to many Tasmanian natives… stay overnight to catch sights of wallabies, pademelons and wombats

If you want to catch some of Tasmania’s wildlife we recommend you stay overnight as you’re most likely to catch wallabies, pademelons and wombats at dusk or dawn. If you’re taking a stroll, there’s a good chance you might also spot an echidna or platypus as these are regularly seen during daylight hours. If you’re a fishing enthusiast (be it spinning, trolling or fly-fishing), make sure you throw in your rod and reel – boating is also permitted.

Please note that you must ensure you have purchased the necessary National Park Pass when visiting Lake St Clair. For more info or to purchase a pass please visit the National Park Parks Passes website.

Lake St Clair • Places (Towns/Cities), West Coast

A Beautiful Tasmanian Remnant of the Ice Age