Platypus Bay Lake St Clair

Platypus Bay

Lake St Clair National Park

Directions - Located two and a half hours north west of Hobart, take the Brooker Hwy north and follow the signs for New Norfolk. Cross the River Derwent at New Norfolk and then follow the Lyall Highway north west all the way to Derwent Bridge. Turn onto Lake St Clair Road and follow this all the way to the car park for the Lake St Clair Lodge. The walk trails all start from the same location a short distance west of the lodge. 

The Hike - Lake St Clair is one of the places that I was really looking forward to when Candy and Hal sent through the proposed itinerary for our Tasmania road trip. As the finishing point for the Overland Track, this glacial lake in the central highlands is a really pretty spot and home to a variety of walks. Our journey from Lake Pedder in the morning involved a stop off at the Creepy Crawly Nature Trail and Tarraleah Falls to break things up a bit and was a relaxing way to get to this idyllic wilderness location. As we left Tarraleah it started to lightly snow and at first I thought it was sleet but as we got out of the car at the Lake St Clair Lodge, it was confirmed to be snow and that had us very excited.