Bush walkers and tourists exploring Lake St Clair can now access Echo Point by boat following maintenance upgrades to the jetty to make the deck safer for users.
Echo Point, midway between Narcissus and Cynthia Bay at the southern end of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, offers visitors a magnificent 11-kilometre lake-side walk through dense rainforest back to Cynthia Bay. It is also the final half day of the Overland Track walk.
The critical infrastructure works funded through the Maintenance Boost Program involved demolition and construction of a section of the jetty.
Tasmanian company Hunter Diving and Marine Construction undertook the project which improves the visitor experience at one of the state's most picturesque locations within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA).
With Tasmanians continuing to holiday at home and interstate visitors exploring our parks and reserves, the reopening of the jetty has come just in time for the Easter and school holiday period.
This walk, which is recommended for people who have some bushwalking experience offers a beautiful rainforest backdrop with a superb view of Mount Ida on the eastern shore of the lake, a vestige left by glaciers that travelled either side of the peak. Those powerful glaciers also excavated the hollow now filled by Lake St Clair which is known to be Australia's deepest lake.