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Shadow Lake walk

Great walk, interesting terrain and flora. Some level of fitness needed to walk the complete circuit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
We bit off a little more than we could chew!

Graded as an intermediate walk we thought we would be up for it. We did make it but the climb up... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
anne h
Melbourne, Australia
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Lake St Clair Visitor Centre, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walk, interesting terrain and flora. Some level of fitness needed to walk the complete circuit

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 760margot
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Graded as an intermediate walk we thought we would be up for it. We did make it but the climb up was a lot harder than expected. Not much in the way of wildlife but a beautiful walk all the same. Very pleased we did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank anne h
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Walked into Shadow Lake on Friday afternoon carrying packs. The climb is hard in that it is all up hill on the way in. The camping ground at Shadow Lake is well set out and the water at Shadow Lake is drinkable so don't carry...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank susieundy
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We lucked it with 2 cloud free days at lake saint Clare. On day 2 we did the Shadow lake walk clockwise having decided mid point not to do Mt Rufus. It’s a tough walk with many places only a foot hold wide but other...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kevlasultanpus
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We were recommended to do the Shadow Lake walk and backtrack on the same path as it was shorter. We felt good once we got to the top so decided to take the circuit which was a bit longer than backtracking. We were so glad...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank stevemX8124JJ
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

There are a number of walks to choose from in and around Lake St Clair. Would liked to have some the full Mount Rufus 7 hour circuit, but chose this one instead as the missus was carrying a dodgy back. It's a good 4-5 walk,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BondiRescued
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We made a stop here for a quick walk, which was about an hours easy walk. It was lovely to see hikers setting of for serious walking while we had a coffee at the information centre cafe.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Aus-Heather
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The sights were not there. The beauty of the surroundings was lacking. It was on the whole pretty disappointing. Though, a walk is always fun is you have good companions (which I did).

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Oliver Q
Reviewed 21 January 2017

You can do this as a circuit walk or straight there and back if pushed for time. Don't forget to add Forgotten Lake (!). Good any time of the year depending on weather. Have done this in summer and in winter after a snow fall....More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Norm A
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Mt Rufus/Shadow lakes circuit stunned us - the views of the wild peaks, the natural garden of Scoparia valley and the Myrtle forest - not to mention the lakes, rivers and wetlands. The Mt Rufus part of the walk is the real highlight and...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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