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Introductory to Moderate
Activities
  • 4 days walking
Accommodation
  • 3 nights accommodation at Pointhouse Pumphouse
Meals
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 3 Breakfasts

4 Days$3150AUD

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Trip Code: LSC

Trip highlights


  • Stay in luxurious accommodation at Pumphouse Point
  • Four days guided walking in the Tasmanian wilderness surrounding Lake St Clair
  • Enjoy private dinners and local wines while taking in the spectacular view from our waterfront property
  • Visit Russell Falls, take a boat across Lake St Clair, and stop at a historic estate that is now an award-winning distillery

Why Book With Us

  • Small group travel
  • Stay in exclusive accommodation
  • Unrivalled experience, combining luxury, gourmet food and the Tasmanian wilderness

This 4 day walk gives you the perfect taste of Tasmania's World-Heritage protected wilderness. The small group will stay at Pumphouse Point and take in the best walking in the southern end of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and Mount Field. Three nights are spent at boutique wilderness lodge, Pumphouse Point, known for its unique architecture and dramatic setting. You will stay in the Pumphouse rooms perched overlooking Lake St Clair. Starting and ending in Hobart, your first day sees you visiting Russell Falls and hiking the Western side of Mount Field National Park to alpine lakes and tarns, before arriving at Lake St Clair. Over the next few days your local guide will show you the best day hikes around Lake St Clair with the chance to experience Lake St Clair from the water and a distillery visit to finish.

Activities:

Itinerary

We set off from Hobart this morning between 7 and 8am, arriving at Mt Field National Park before lunch. Today's walk takes in the Pandani Grove and Lake Seal from the lookout by Mount Rodway, before returning to Lake Dobson. The alpine vistas are sure to impress on a trail that is considered one of Tasmania's best day walks. We will also visit Russell Falls, one of the most photographed waterfalls in Tasmania. On arrival at Pumphouse Point, check-in to your room with a view and enjoy a pre-dinner glass of wine with your host in one of the lounges overlooking the lake. Hear what's in store for your time at Lake St Clair before dinner in the Shorehouse. Your host will ensure you are settled in with Tasmanian wine to accompany your three course dinner before wishing you goodnight.

Meals:  L,D

Breakfast at Pumphouse is a cosy affair with the group gathering in the Shorehouse to enjoy coffee by the fire and a highland breakfast as you watch the birds flit across the lake. After a peaceful start to your day, set off with your guide to the trailhead at Cynthia Bay. Today we enjoy a 13km circuit walk taking in the best walking in the Lake St Clair half of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park including Shadow Lake. After a local trail lunch, there is the option to visit nearby Franklin River-Wild National Park for a short walk to a viewing platform with captivating views of the Franklin River. On return to the Retreat, relax by one of the fires before meeting with your group for dinner in the Shorehouse.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning is another chance to discover the beauty of Lake St Clair. We start the day with a 20 minute boat transfer on Lake St Clair to reach Echo Point; a unique opportunity to view Lake St Clair and its surrounding mountains from the water. Next we follow 10km of the Overland Track from Echo Point following the edge of Lake St Clair back to Cynthia Bay. Afterwards, be whisked back to the Retreat in time to enjoy a warming lunch including freshly baked hot bread straight from the oven delivered to your room to enjoy with cheese and soup from your in-room Larder. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy the trails, e-bikes and row boats offered at Pumphouse Point. At the day's end, meet new friends for a fireside drink before a final dinner at the Shorehouse.

Meals:  B,L,D

Your final morning begins with another freshly baked and locally sourced breakfast followed by time for an optional walk around the Pumphouse grounds to stretch out any sore legs before the journey back to Hobart. On the way we will stop at a historic Estate turned award-winning distillery to sip on a warming local spirit or two. Enjoy views of the River Derwent and hear about the history of this special property before your onward transfer to Hobart. We will return to Hobart between 4pm to 4.30pm.

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • 3 nights at Pumphouse Point staying in the wonderful Pumphouse Rooms overlooking Lake St Clair
  • Four days with a local Tasmania Guide discovering Lake St Clair, Mt Field and Franklin River-Wild National Parks
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner and trail provisions
  • In-room Larder with local cheeses and provisions at Pumphouse Point
  • Three course share-style dinners each evening with a selection of Tasmanian wines included (an honesty bar system applies throughout the lodge buildings/lounges for additional wine/beverage purchases)
  • Complimentary activities at Lake St Clair including e-bikes and row boats
  • Return ground transfers from Hobart to Lake St Clair
  • All track transfers and boat transfer on Lake St Clair
  • Derwent Valley Distillery visit
  • National Park passes and all entry and tasting fees

  • Airfares
  • Accommodation in Hobart before and after the trip
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional wine/beverages

Accommodation


Suitability

Introductory to Moderate

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The walks we undertake at Lake St Clair and Mount Field are bush trails, not sealed pathways. Some sections are involve uneven terrain and short steep inclines/declines. Sure footedness is required in places where there are tree routes and uneven ground, particularly after wet weather. We recommend preparing for your experience with some general fitness/hiking training and packing for the conditions with mid-ankle hiking boots and wet weather protection for your comfort. Our team will provide further tips upon booking. If you enjoy walking and are of good health and fitness you should enjoy the Lake St Clair Walk with a bit of preparation, provided you’re steady on your feet. The best way to prepare physically for the trip is to walk, walk and walk some more – preferably over a variety of terrain. You should walk frequently with a day pack in the lead up to your trip. And start walking in the boots you will wear on the walk now!


Departure dates

Departs weekly on Fridays

Notes

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Surcharge

Total Priceper person from

$3150AUD

Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementAUD$1500
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Lake St Clair Walk in Luxury trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend arriving the day prior to ensure you are ready to meet your group between 7am and 8am on the morning of your walk commencing.

Mobile phone coverage with Telstra (and sometimes Optus) is available, but there is no WiFi.

There are plenty of things to do at Lake St Clair, with bushwalking and spending time on the water topping the list for most. You can take in Lake St Clair from the shoreline by e-bike or mountain bike, riding alongside the water on the firm beach trails, or you may prefer to drift around in a rowboat to admire the surrounding wilderness. Complimentary boats and e-bikes are included with your stay and are a perfect way to get a new perspective of the lake on your free afternoon on day 3 of the Lake St Clair Walk.

Another must-do experience at Lake St Clair included in the 4 day experience with Walk into Luxury is a boat ride to Echo Point or Narcissus Hut which takes you most of the length of the Lake offering special views to the mountains beyond.

Our final tip for what to do at Lake St Clair is to simply relax at Pumphouse Point; why not indulge in a massage treatment post-hike while you're at it (pre-booking essential).


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.