For those who had the chance to stand on the pink quartzite beach of the original Lake Pedder, and look outward across the lake, the experience was often profoundly moving. It is a region that has inspired artists, naturalists, explorers and bushwalkers alike. A day or extended visit to Lake Pedder was an experience where the senses could be lulled by something tangibly ancient.
Clues to Australia’s glaciated past literally loomed large as the Frankland Range, much like Tasmania’s other ice-sculpted icons such as Cradle Mountain, dominated the skyline.
Cradled beneath, Lake Pedder’s watery skin could be mirror-like during a calm summer’s day—or ruffled with high wave-crests several hours’ later as a Roaring Forties’ storm approached from the west. Changing weather was a constant.
Unquestionably, these experiences await new generations when Lake Pedder shines as an ‘eye to the universe’.
Explore the pages in the ‘Pedder Experience’ dropdown menu to find out more about the people, experiences and memories for those who remember Pedder as it once was.
If you have memories of Lake Pedder that you’d like to contribute, click here to download the guidelines for contributing your story.
Our wish is to inspire and ignite people’s imagination about the original Lake Pedder and introduce the magic of this region to a younger audience.