It must be silly season as we have agreed to join a mate of our’s Grant on a bit of a stroll into Lake Oberon (South West Tasmania) in July. He has been into this area several times and is an experienced Tasmanian bushwalker.
We are (in reality) pretty pathetic adventurers and like flattish tracks and not too much effort when we head out on a trip. Mud, cold and isolation are all ok. In fact, the more isolated the better…….
What can pull us up are steep climbs, steep descents and drop offs. Sue is not really keen on them. She get a “bit worried” about falling. This is creating some serious reservation in her mind, plus July is in the middle of winter….
The plan is very weather dependent but is loosely as follows:
Junction Creek for the first night.
Lake Cygnus – night two
Lake Oberon – night three
The trip back will be a basic retracing (6 days total), or do 2 days’ walking in 1 day, either Oberon to Junction or Cygnus to car park (5 days total)
The fall back position is to just stay at Lake Cygnus.
As part of her research Sue has been trolling YouTube to get a feel for the place as it is our first trip in there……..
Here are some of the video’s that have amused here (watch the swearing)
1. Highreed who spent a week in the fog:
2. Conrad interviewed in tent by Rob Zielinski after being stuck there for 2 days
3. Walking through the South West Tasmania. A three week walk starting from Farmhouse creak, through the Eastern and Western Arthurs, the Port Davey track and the South Coast track by blu112233 (a terrific, well produced series)
A few quick facts:
Lake Oberon is in the Arthur Range in the South West Wilderness, Tasmania, Australia.
Access is via Scott’s Peak Road and the start of the Port Davey Track.
Conditions can be tough with where variable weather is often experienced. It should only be attempted by walkers experienced in Tasmanian conditions.
Our hiking buddy Grant has written a couple of articles previously for Our Hiking Blog that may be of interest:
Grant writes interesting pieces and is a great bloke to have a chat with so we are looking forward to a bit of time together, hopefully not stuck in a tent due to ‘difficult” conditions……
Have you walked into Lake Oberon or the whole of the Western Arthurs?
Do you like hiking in cold weather?
Shoot us a comment below!