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Celebrating 100 years of national parks

26/08/2016

All Tasmanians are invited to celebrate the centenary of two of our most loved national parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, with a major festival at Freycinet and events at other parks, during the centenary weekend of 27-29 August.More

Repairing the infrastructure of Tasmania's parks

19/08/2016

The flood and storm events in June and July of this year had a significant impact on Tasmania's iconic national parks and reserves, and the current damage bill is expected to exceed $6.4 million.More

Festival of Bright Ideas

05/08/2016

As part of the celebration of the centenary of Tasmania's national parks, and in conjunction with National Science Week, a four day community event showcasing science, culture, food, tourism, music, innovation and health is being held on the West Coast.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.