There are a number of National Parks, walks and attractions located within the region.  Take a walk or boat ride into some World Heritage listed wilderness and see the grand and unique artworks of a local timber sculptor.

Lake St Clair


Lake St Clair is 45-minute drives north from Tarraleah at the southern end of the world-famous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park which is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.  Located at the end point of the famous Overland Track it features a number of short walks from the Interpretation Centre around the shores of the Lake at Cynthia Bay.  Some of the most spectacular walks take four to six hours taking you to Shadow, Forgotten Lakes or Mount Rufus. 


A ferry ride of Lake St Clair, the deepest lake in Australia is also available, however, bookings are recommended so please check the website for more information.


When visiting Lake St Clair, you can eat at the café or take your own packed lunch which can be organised with reception.


PHOTO –  Tourism Tasmania Joe Shemesh

Mt Field National park


Mt Field National Park is 1 hour and 20 minutes’ drive south of Tarraleah by taking the Lyell Highway (C608) before reaching Hamilton.  Few other national parks in Australia offer such a diversity in vegetation, ranging from tall swamp gum forests and tree fern forests to alpine vegetation at the higher elevations. The park has a range of short walks including the famous Russell Falls, the Lake Dobson walk featuring Pandani Groves or some longer walks such as the Tarn Shelf, Seagers Lookout and Mount Field West.


You can eat at the visitor centre’s Waterfalls Café and Gallery or speak to reception to arrange your own packed lunch.


PHOTO – Tourism Tasmania Lynette Graham

The Wall in the Wilderness


This unique and not to be missed local attraction features the works of Greg Ducan, a local timber sculptor who is carving the history of Tasmanian Highlands in the form of a wall. So far, Greg has carved scenes depicting the workers of the Hydro-Electric Scheme and of the forestry industry, and scenes concerning the environmental plight of the wedge-tail eagle and the extinction of the Thylacine (the Tasmanian Tiger).


The Wall in the Wilderness is located 40 minutes’ drive north of Tarraleah at Derwent Bridge, on route to Lake St Clair. Please contact the wall directly for opening hours.