Sleeping water

In the western side of Tasmania is the deepest lake in Australia. Its maximum depth is hard to know as different sources cite different depths; it is somewhere between 160 and 200m (700ft) deep. Lake St. Clair is part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Area and it is the headwaters of the Derwent River. The lake is the result of the actions of ice (glaciers) over the last two million years. 

The Aboriginal people of the area called the lake Leeawuleena, meaning “sleeping water”. After seeing its still crystal waters, the name is actually pretty accurate. 

Wildlife watching is abundant around the lake. Especially at night when quolls and wallabies are easy to spot. It is said that platypus is also abundant in the lake, but I cannot testify for that. 

What I can testify is the most amount of stars I have ever seen in the clearest night sky. 

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