Bushwalks and Hiking
Tasmania is world renowned for its hiking & Pedder Wilderness Lodge is right in the heart of it. The pristine world heritage listed coast lines, forests, rivers and lakes, makes Tasmania a must for experienced hikers and bushwalkers.
Base yourself at the Lake Pedder Wilderness Lodge in comfort while you tackle some of Australia’s most breathtaking peaks. Mt Anne, Scotts Peak, Mt Wedge & Mt Eliza Plateau are all accessible from Pedder Wilderness Lodge & within the Southwest National Park.
The southwest has many different personalities, from lush sub-alpine forrests giving way to Button Grass Plateau’s and ancient jurassic Dolerite mountain ranges. From these peaks you can take in the vast Lake Pedder, north to Frenchmans Cap and glimpses south and the expansive Southern Ocean.
Creepy Crawly Nature Trail
30 minutes return
Creepy Crawly Nature Trail is a short one kilometre long, for an easy wilderness walk. The trail is a tranquil yet adventurous stroll as it winds its way through cool and temperate rainforest.
The walk to Mount Eliza is stunning from the get go; steadily climb through button grass and vibrant alpine surroundings before making a steep climb to the plateau. Breathtaking views of Lake Pedder, the Franklin Range and Lake Judd can be savoured throughout the walk.
2 hours return
The Needles is a three kilometre trail which begins at the highest point on the Gordon River Road on the way to Lake Pedder. The impressive size and haunting nature of the Needles is realised as the harsh grey face of the first needle like outcrop comes into view early in the walk.
Teds Beach Boardwalk is situated ten minutes from the Lake Pedder Lodge and boasts the beautiful Teds Beach Campground. Take a short stroll along the boardwalk to take in the serenity of Lake Pedder and its surrounds.
Gordon Dam Wall
Gordon Dam Wall is a must see for any visitor to the South West and descending the stairs on to the face of the Gordon Dam is a must for any adventurous traveller. With the dam wall already standing at a colossal 140 metres and holding 30 times the water of Sydney Harbour, the trip down on the steel mesh steps is not for the faint hearted, but definitely worth it to appreciate the awe inspiring feat of engineering and the view alike.