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Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.More

Echo Point

21. Echo Point

time 20 minutes by ferry and then 3 hours walk to return (10km one way)
access Road C193 to Lake St Clair from the Lyell Highway (A10). See map
fees Park entry fees apply. Ferry charges apply
facilities Bush toilet at Echo Point. Restaurant and facilities at Cynthia Bay.
grade Level 3. No hilly sections; track is mostly dry under foot but some wet patches after rain. Take care with your footing due to tree roots.
what to take Group C items
cautions Supervise children , tracks subject to severe weather conditions all year round, weather may change quickly, tracks are difficult to navigate when covered in snow and may be impassable
prohibited No pets, firearms or bicycles

Combine a ferry cruise on Lake St Clair with a walk through the rainforest beside the lake.  You leave from, and return to Cynthia Bay at the southern end of Lake St Clair.

Highlights

Lake St Clair is the deepest lake in Australia, and like much of the beauty of the highlands of Tasmania, is the legacy of the action of ice during the Ice Ages.

The cool temperate rainforest that the walk leads you through is rich in many species of plant that are either unique to Tasmania, or have their closest relatives in New Zealand and Chile - the descendants of a Gondwanan flora.