This video, in our usual amateurish fashion, cobbles together a few moving and still images taken over five days in southern Tasmania. The plan was to walk from Scotts Peak dam to Lake Oberon and back over 5 nights.
We were fully aware the weather forecast was bad but had good gear and equipment, a flexible plan and some experience bushwalking in Tasmania.
This video (hopefully) tells the story of the journey. We made a few mistakes, lost a bit of gear and suffered a couple of injuries. We will deal with these in a seperate article maybe titled “Lesson Learnt” or 25 things not to do in the Western Arthurs…….
Due to a severe cold front and low pressure system we ended up staying at Lake Cygnus for two nights. The snow and wind conditions would have been too tough (let’s say dangerous) for us to walk from Lake Cygnus to Lake Oberon. We have saved that for another day.
Grant was a terrific companion, so many thanks to him for his patience and the joy he shared for life.
We have both returned invigorated and refreshed from this trip. Highly recommended, but only for those with experience, good gear, solid equipment, excellent planning and good weather.
If you are a backpacker visiting Australia this walk is not for you unless are experienced in Tasmanian conditions. The weather can be like we enjoyed any time of the year, not just Winter.
Have you ever hiked or bushwalked in conditions like this?
Have you walked in the Western Arthurs? Been into Lake Oberon?
Shoot us a reply below, we would love to hear about it.