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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

7. Lake St Clair, Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park

Parks for all People - Access for the mobility impaired in Tasmania's national parks and reserves

Turn off the Lyell Highway (A10) at Derwent Bridge onto C193.

Lake St Clair, at the southern end of the Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park, is the deepest lake in Australia and is surrounded by spectacular peaks and thick rainforest. The visitor centre and café are wheelchair accessible, as are the toilets within this building. There are accessible picnic tables between the visitor centre and lakeshore, some of which are sheltered. The Watersmeet walk starts from behind the visitor centre. The track is wide and mostly fl at with a fairly even surface, and is suitable for most wheelchair users, although some may require assistance. At about 45 minutes return it might be a bit long for some people, but part of the walk would still be worth doing.