Creepy Crawly Nature Trail
Southwest National Park
Directions - Located about two hours west of Hobart, take the Brooker Hwy north and follow the signs for New Norfolk. Pass through the town and follow the signs for Westerway and then Mount Field National Park. Pass through Maydena and continue on Gordon River Road until you reach the turnoff for Scotts Peak Road. Follow this for 2km and the car park for the trail is on your left with the trail head on the opposite side of the road.
The Hike - With our three night stay at Lake Pedder having come to an end, the next stop on the Tasmanian road trip was the stunning Lake St Clair. After another warm and cosy breakfast at the lodge, we packed up our things and set about backtracking all the way past Mount Field and Westerway until we reached the route leading north and then west towards the finishing point of the famous Overland Track. With a leisurely three hour drive ahead of us, I suggested a couple of stops along the way to stretch the legs and experience some more trails.