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Tasmanian fuel reduction program an Australian first

23/03/2015

Tasmanian communities will be safer from the threat of bushfires, with a ground-breaking new $28.5 million program of fuel reduction burns announced today.More

Three Capes Track hut contracts awarded

19/03/2015

Two Tasmanian companies have been awarded contracts worth a total of $6.5 million to construct the huts on the Three Capes Track.More

Temporary access changes for The Nut

18/03/2015

Access to the tracks at the summit of The Nut State Reserve at Stanley will be by the chairlift only, from Monday 23 March to Friday 27 March, 2015, due to safety works being undertaken on the Zig Zag track.

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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.