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With the midlands famous for agricultural and heritage values, the central highlands is renowned for its wilderness values.
The highlands consist of a series of mountains and lakes in the Great Western Tiers range.



Lake Echo

Lake Echo is located in central Tasmania, and I found that it can be accessed in three ways from the Lyell Highway. If you are coming from Hobart, the first entrance is from a turnoff onto Victoria Valley Road in Ouse. This road is sealed for a short distance before becoming gravel. It takes you through the small town of Osterley (which is more like a couple of houses in the middle of nowhere).

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Lake Repulse

Accessed from the Lyell Highway near Ouse, this lake provides trout fishermen with a chance to catch fish or two.

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Maydena Adventure Hub

Today’s adventure is up at Maydena, a scenic drive north-west of Hobart, just a short distance past New Norfolk. It is a beautiful location, bordering Tasmania’s prestigious South West World Heritage Wilderness. I have visited this region before when I went to the Styx Big Tree Reserve, however today I want to share my experience with you at FT’s newest tourist attraction, Maydena Adventure Hub.

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Mt Wedge Track and Nature Trail

Keen to conquer some more of these 52 places, I got some friends together and piled into the car one Saturday morning. The weather was looking great and the forecast suggested sunshine all weekend.

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Styx Big Tree Reserve

Standing in the pouring rain in the middle of the one of Tasmania’s state forests, is not something I would usually consider fun (the things I do to keep you guys informed). However, on this particular day it wasn’t as bad as it sounds. Where am I...? I hear you ask.

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Victoria Valley Falls

Victoria Valley Falls is a joint venture between Forestry Tasmania; Parks and Wildlife Service; and Wildcare INC. It is located approximately 24km along Victoria Valley Road in Tasmania’s central highlands. To get there, the easiest way is to take the Victoria Valley Road turnoff located in Ouse.

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