You want to do some hiking while on your dream trip to Australia, but you don't have time for long treks. Here are some suggestions on short day hikes that may be of interest:
Lake St. Clair - Tasmania
There are three short walks at Lake St. Clair. These walks can be combined to extend the 2.4KM hike to 4.7KM. Watersmeet is a short easy walk which will take about 45 minutes. The track follows an old logging road.
Larmairremener tabelti is a cultural heritage walk which uses creative interpretation panels to introduce the indigenous people of the region. The track follows moraines, which are ridges formed by retreating glaciers during the ice ages.
Platypus Bay is a 30 minute walk from Watersmeet Bridge. The track follows the Cuvier River to its mouth at the lake. The track then curves around the edge of the lake. Early morning or late afternoon platypus are sometimes seen in this area (thus the name).
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Since my first trip to Australia in 1998, I have returned to the South Pacific over 30 times. On each visit I meet with hoteliers, tour companies, car companies, cruise companies and other suppliers in the region. With this knowledge, I am able to answer your questions and assist you in planning the memorable vacation of your dreams.