Lake Elizabeth Walk

Off Kaanglang Rd, near Forrest

Lake Elizabeth Walk

Off Kaanglang Rd, near Forrest
Staff Pick
56 m
3.76 km
Easy

Summary

A wonderful little walk that is hidden away in a beautiful part of the Otway Ranges.

Lake Elizabeth Walk

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A simply wonderful little walk that is hidden away in a beautiful part of the Otway Ranges.

"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.

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.

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Points of Interest

1. The jetty

A small jetty, the canoes are from a local platypus tour.

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2. The seat

A great spot to sit and watch for a platypus, particularly at dusk.

3. Through the ferns

One of the many spots to sneak a peek at the lake.

4. The boardwalk

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.

5. The track

The track is quite gorgeous in parts, nice and coll on a summers day or misty and mysterious in winter.

6. Ferns

Don'g forget to look up when you walk under some of the large ferns!

Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
General General
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available

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