Lake St Clair Tourist Information

The lake fills a valley that was carved out by ice during several glaciations over the last two million years.  Lake St Clair is the deepest lake in Australia and the source of the Derwent River.  Spectacular mountain peaks covered in snow for much of the year surround the lake.  Lake St Clair is the starting point (or destination) for those who want to walk the Overland Track between Lake St Clair and Cradle Mountain.  The Overland track has a world famous reputation and many trekkers from around the world stay at the lodge before starting or completing the track.

The Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park shares a “Twin Parks” agreement with the World Heritage listed Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve in the People’s Republic of China.