Despite having prepared a packed lunch we decided to drive towards Hobart and stop at Maydena for a hot drink and to eat our lunch there. By good fortune we discovered the contemporary and smart Mountain Café, and basking in the warmth of a wood fire, we relaxed and chatted with the locals. It was a very pleasant transitional step between the forests and lakes, and the busyness of the city.
En route home we reviewed the gains from our excursions, and have decided we want to conduct similar reconnaissance style trips to more places in Tasmania rather than necessarily returning to that area again immediately. The benefits of our trip are that we understand better the connections between locations, the possibilities for walks and other activities at different locations, the challenges the landscape and the weather will always throw up, and what we can expect of people in the vicinity. In addition we have learnt there are roads, tracks and waterfalls in the area of which we were previously unaware, and will be worthwhile visiting – so we have an incentive to return in the future.
This blogsite will document each new exploration.
The original Lake Pedder was pictured in a well worn book on a shelf at the Pedder Wilderness Lodge. The caption read – ‘First view of the lake from a summer morning’s flight. Photo by Elspeth Vaughan.’ Foolishly I did not record the publication details of the book. The original lake was beautiful. The current flooded set up also has many beautiful attributes. There is so much to experience that is truly wonderful in this area.
I hope the photographs taken by Jeanette and I stimulate your interest, and that the descriptions and links gives you sufficient information so you can make decisions about how you might access this part of Tasmania’s South West National Park. Getting out there is so easy to do!