A simply wonderful little walk that is hidden away in a beautiful part of the Otway Ranges near the town of Forrest .
"Head to Lake Elizabeth hidden deep in the Otways and discover its inspiring beauty with heavily timbered flanks and calm waters punctuated by the trunks of dead trees, drowned when the valley was flooded more than 50 years ago to form this "perched lake". The elusive platypus can be found in the waters of the lake - wake up early or head to Lake Elizabeth at dusk to catch a glimpse of these shy Australian natives."
Beware of snakes on summer days. You can often see glow worms at night.
Dogs are allowed on lead (it is important that stay on lead because of the wildlife, including platypus).
Note, the walk route may not follow the actual route exactly but, it is close enough. Track is a circuit that is easy to follow.
The photos of the ferns, boardwalk and track have been kindly provided by Peta Steele Photography .
A small jetty, the canoes are from a local platypus tour.
A great spot to sit and watch for a platypus, particularly at dusk.
One of the many spots to sneak a peek at the lake.
A short boardwalk on the eastern end that protects the fragile wetland (and keeps your feet dry) while you look back at the dead tree trunks in the flooded lake.
The track is quite gorgeous in parts, nice and coll on a summers day or misty and mysterious in winter.
Don'g forget to look up when you walk under some of the large ferns!