For the serious hikers who have conquered the 70km iconic Overland Trek from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair, Bronte Park Cottages provides the perfect spot to rest, recover, and replenish.
For those that want to see Lake St Clair up close and personal you can catch the ferry “Ida Clair” from Cynthia Bay to Narcissus Bay at the top of the lake and back again. If you are feeling a little more adventurous and are suitably prepared you can do the 17km walk back to Cynthia Bay along the lake’s western shore to appreciate the beauty of the lake and surrounds and then a 25 minute drive to Bronte Park Cottages
Artist Greg Duncan is creating a stunning sculpture in commemoration of those who helped shape the past and present of Highlands Tasmania.
A work in progress, The Wall is being carved from three-metre high wooden panels. The panels will tell the history of the harsh Highlands region - beginning with the indigenous people, then to the pioneering timber harvesters, pastoralists, miners and Hydro-electric scheme workers.
When completed, The Wall will be 100 metres long and Greg Duncan’s sculpture The Wall will rank as a major work of art and tourist attraction in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area protects one of the last true wilderness regions on Earth and encompasses a greater range of natural and cultural values than any other region on Earth.
The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers approximately 1.38 million hectares (or about 3.46 million acres) and represents about 1/5 of the area of the island state of Tasmania. It protects vast tracts of high quality wilderness, which harbours a wealth of outstanding natural and cultural heritage.
The area is formally recognised through World Heritage listing as being part of the natural and cultural heritage of the world community. The core area was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1982 on the basis of all four natural criteria and three cultural criteria, satisfying more criteria than any other World Heritage property on Earth.
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.