Photo essay images of a Walk in Lake St Clair National Park, Featuring Platypus Bay, Watersmeet and Larmairrenemer Culture Walk
After an overnight stay in Hobart it's about 170 Km (two and half-hour) drive to Lake St Clair National Park for walking the trails and a picnic lunch. It's has a manned visitor centre so a Park Entry Pass to all the parks can be purchased here. The cheapest option for multiple day/park entries with a vehicle is to buy the eight-week holiday pass for $60.
Merge several of Lake St Clair short walks for a longish, but rewarding, two-hour figure of eight trek providing opportunities for nature photography. From the visitor centre, follow the Watersmeet Nature Trail for 1.7 Km to view the confluence of the Cuvier and Hugel rivers. The track passes through a forest of eucalyptus trees, which has suffered from storm damage over the years. A Bennett Wallaby (photo essay image) hopped across the track only a few metres away and started to graze on the vegetation. From Watersmeet follow the two Km circular gravel and boardwalk track around Platypus Bay passing large areas covered in lichen. On returning to Watersmeet, take five Km Rainforest Bower and Larmairrenemer tabeltri Aboriginal culture walk back towards visitor centre. It's a very wet area so moss and lichen flourish.
Along the track, a plaque tells the story of the Larmairrenemer indigenous people's (Big River Nation) decimation in the early 1800's.