Pine Lake Walk : Bushwalk Tasmania : Deloraine : Meander Falls Walk : Meander Valley Ferest Reserve
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A Comprehensive Guide to Bushwalking in Tasmania
Pine Lake Walk
The Pine Lake walk provides and opportunity to get
close to one of Tasmania’s rarest trees without having
to go on an extended bushwalk. The pencil pine is an
ancient species that evolved before flowering plants, and is
only found in the highlands of Tasmania.
The walk has no steps and is wheelchair friendly. The
walk is an ideal opportunity for those unable or climb or walk
long distances to experience the Tasmanian wilderness.
Many of the conifers found in Tasmania are unique to the state.
The pencil pine is generally restricted to sub-alpine areas above 800 m. Like its relation the King
Billy pine, it can reach ages over 1200 years. Pencil
pines are often seen around the shores of highland lakes and
tarns, and create a unique ambience in these beautiful areas
The Meander Forest Reserve is a haven for those people who love outdoor activities such as bushwalking, picnics and adventure activities such as rock climbing, abseiling or horse riding.
Snow and ice can make the track slippery
Carry warm clothing, even though it is only a short walk
Pets, fi rearms and bicycles are not permitted
No facilities at Pine Lake. Picnic and toilet facilities
are located approximately 30 minutes drive away at Liffey
There is no accommodation immediately near the Pine Lake Walk.
The town of Deloraine is just a short 30-minute drive and offers
a range of accommodation options. Alternatively Launceston and Devonport are
just over 1-hour away from Pine Lake Walk and both offer a range
of accommodation choices from caravan parks, bed and breakfast
through to 5-star luxury. Click here for information
on camping Tasmania.
Pine Lake is located app. 30 kilometres south
of Deloraine on the Lake Highway. It is a small lake located
only a few hundred metres from the highway.
The lake has
a grove of ancient Pencil Pines at each end, and the
pines seem out of place in the relatively treeless rocky alpine
terrain surrounding the lake. A board walk has been built from the highway to the edge of the lake just 700 metres long.