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Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.More

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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.