Lake Barrington is ideal for water-based activities such as swimming, rowing, water skiing, power boating and canoeing. Picnic areas with sheltered tables, BBQs and toilets are available within the reserve. A kiosk operates on weekends in summer and during major sporting events. Lake Barrington is used by Australia’s Olympics rowing team for training purposes.
Village of Lower Crackpot
The World of Tasmazia is a crazy complex located in the wonderfully named town of Promised Land in the heart of Tasmania’s beautiful Cradle Mountain and Lakes District. Tasmazia includes 8 mazes, featuring The Great Maze, reputedly the world’s largest, as well as The Village of Lower Crackpot, a whimsical model village built to 1/5th scale, The Pancake Parlour, a Gift Shop, a Lavender Farm, and ever present views of majestic Mount Roland.
Dooley’s Trail runs along the Wilmot River from Alma Reserve to Spellmans Reserve at Castra. It follows the original track carved out by James Dooley in the 1850?s who sought to link Forth to the mines along the river to Gad Hill, Black Bluff and beyond. A loop track has now been created to allow for a return journey with low water crossings marked along the route.
The moderate walk to Forth Falls, about 3km from Wilmot, is through native bush and starts at the Garden Cafe. The walk takes 30 minutes to the Lower Falls and 40 minutes to the Upper Falls, returning via the cafe. The Forth Falls walking track forms part of the Tasmanian Trails network. The moderate walk is through temperate forest with views over Lake Barrington and goes along to Quoll Point. The walk takes about 30 minutes.
Location: the walk to the falls starts near the visitor centre just inside the Cradle Mountain National Park, 3km from Wilmot.