Those who take the 'Lake Highway' (Highland Lakes Road), into the heart of the State rarely deviate from it. It's a scenic route following the shore of Great Lake and offers spectacular views. Only the curious or those equipped with fly fishing or bushwalking gear turn west at Liawenee and head for Lake Augusta (a hydro-electricity storage dam), Lake Ada or a myriad of other lakes and tarns (known as Nineteen Lagoons) dotting the remarkable landscape of the Central Plateau Conservation Area. On a clear day most of the well-known peaks of the Overland Track can be seen from here.
World-class wild trout fisheries are a feature of the conservation area. The wily nature of the trout, the diversity of the waters and the variability of the weather has led to a reputation of demanding trout fishing.
Some small lakes in the Nineteen Lagoons area, around Lake Augusta, are stocked with trout by the Inland Fisheries Service.
Horse riding is permitted for experienced riders with mounts used to travelling in rough country. Horse riders must register with the Greater Western Tiers field centre. Some areas require permits and have number limits.