The atmosphere at Lake St Clair is moody and ethereal – there’s an
almost enchanted presence at this tranquil place. The Aboriginal name
for Lake St Clair is leeawuleena, meaning ‘sleeping water’, and on still days you can truly appreciate the origins of this name.
Lake St Clair is part of the celebrated Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park – the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It is at Lake St Clair that Tasmania’s most iconic multi-day walk, the Overland Track, comes to an end. Over six days, bushwalkers on this renowned track traverse a diverse and spectacular landscape, finishing up at the lake’s edge.
In addition to the experiences to be had upon the
lake, visitors can explore numerous walking trails throughout the park. A
range of short and longer tracks meander off through ancient
rainforests to alpine lakes or mountain summits.
Regardless of which route you choose, you’ll find yourself submerged in Lake St Clair’s lavish wilderness.