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Echo Point - Great Short Walk

Ferry at Echo Point Jetty, Lake St Clair. Mt Ida in the background.
Echo Point is one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks. The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania's day walking opportunities. 3-4 hours one way, 11km, 20 mins by ferry (fee applies) and then walk one way to Cynthia Bay. Grade 3. Three-quarters of the way up Lake St Clair, in a dense and mossy forest, is the tiny Echo Point walkers’ hut. A small jetty allows you to walk one way and catch a ferry the other (bookings essential). The walk is 11km one way, close to the lake​ shore, and mostly through rainforest. Across the lake is the sharp peak of Mount Ida, 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. Please refer to the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania website ( for up-to-date information about this walk, alerts, closures, safe walking guidelines, leave no trace principles and National Park entry fees where applicable.

Does not cater for people with access needs.




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