Crater Lake - TAS



DEG: -41.657761 145.945084
DMS: 41º 39' 27.94" S 145º 56' 42.3" E
UTM: 55 G 5387684mN 412167mE
Altitude: 1046m


Place Type

Geography - Lake,River,Creek


23.83kms SouthWest of Moina
26.58kms SouthWest of Liena
28.74kms East of Tullah
56.97kms NorthEast of Queenstown

Address & Contact

Crater Lake
Cradle Mountain TAS 7306
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Locted within the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park, this lake, despite its name, is not a crater. It was formed by the action of ice during previous ice ages. In autumn, the steep slopes that surround this beautiful lake are ablaze with the glorious colours of fagus. The dark colour of the water, like so many lakes and streams throughout western Tasmania, is the result of tanins leached from buttongrass and tea tree vegetation.

Numerous walks from Dove Lake pass by Crater Lake although the main walk is the Crater Lake Circuit walk - a 2 hr walk with a Moderate rating that is suitable for family groups. This track is at a lower altitude than many other tracks in the Cradle Mountain area. It’s a better option for days when the higher altitude tracks are being lashed by cold winds and heavy rain.
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Closest Weather Station

Mount Read at 20/03:00am EST
Distance from Crater Lake 39.34km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Mount Read
Distance from Crater Lake 39.34km SW
Mean Max. °C14.214.311.
Mean Min. °C5.
Mean Rain mm201.1168.6267.4282.8395.7341.1391.5336.3379.2373.2221.4290.8

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