Lake St Clair - Russell Falls - Hobart
Departing Strahan early this morning we head through the scenic Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park to Lake St Clair. Lake St Clair is 620 feet deep and was scooped out by glaciers 10,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. Here we take a look through the Visitor Information Centre before a visit to the ‘Wall in the Wilderness’ at Derwent Bridge, an exquisite work in progress by artist Greg Duncan. The ‘Wall’ is being carved from three-metre high wooden panels and stretches down two rows which are 50 metres long. The carved panels tell the history of the harsh Central Highlands region, beginning with the Indigenous people, then to the pioneering timber harvesters, pastoralists, miners and Hydro workers. This is truly one of Tasmania’s best attractions!
After lunch we continue heading south east towards Hobart, stopping off at the spectacular Russell Falls along the way. We arrive in Hobart late afternoon for our 3 night stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, located on the waterfront overlooking Constitution Dock. Outback Spirit guests enjoy premium harbour view rooms. (B,L,D)