Enchanted Walk

20 min to 45 min

1.5 km
circuit

↑ 21 m
↓ -21 m

Easy track
Starting near the Interpretation Centre/Ranger Station on Cradle Mountain Road in Pencil Pine, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, the aptly named Enchanted Walk takes you on a lovely circuit though a magical old-growth rainforest alongside Pencil Pine Creek. Stroll along the cascading creek among graceful myrtle trees and ancient pencil pines, surrounded by flourishing lichen and moss. Along the western bank of the creek you will come across several wombat burrows just on the edge of the track. Around dusk and dawn, wombats can be spotted foraging these areas. The walk starts by taking you through buttongrass moorland on a mixture of paved pathway and metal mesh, before heading through cool temperate rainforest on a boardwalk along the edges of Pencil Pine Creek. This is a short walk on a mostly flat track, being suitable for all ages and fitness levels. On the way back, you can stop for a hearty meal at Peppers Lodge. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start (-41.5959169,145.9308712)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bass Highway, 1
  • Turn on to Leith Road, C132, C189 then drive for 35 m
  • Turn right onto Leith Road, C132 and drive for another 3.5 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Forth Road, B19, C132 and drive for another 190 m
  • Turn left onto Wilmot Road, C132 and drive for another 64.7 km
  • Turn left onto Cradle Mountain Road, C132 and drive for another 5.2 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 100 m
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Track Notes
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Start.
There is a car park (about 25 m back from the start).
Toilet (about 25 m back from the start).
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 30 m veer right, to head along Cradle Mountain Road.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Cradle Mountain Road & Enchanted Forest Walk) veer left, to head along Enchanted Forest Walk (a footpath).
After another 60 m turn left, to head along Enchanted Forest Walk.
After another 135 m come to the viewpoint (7 m on your right).
After another 370 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
At the intersection of Enchanted Forest Walk & Pencil Pine Track turn right, to head along Enchanted Forest Walk.
After another 420 m turn right, to head along Enchanted Forest Walk.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Benson Street & Enchanted Forest Walk) veer right, to head along Benson Street (a service road).
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Manfred Street & Benson Street) continue straight, to head along Benson Street.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Benson Street & Enchanted Forest Walk) continue straight, to head along Enchanted Forest Walk (a footpath).
After another 55 m cross the bridge (about 30 m long)
Continue straight, to head along Enchanted Forest Walk.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Cradle Mountain Road & Enchanted Forest Walk) veer right, to head along Cradle Mountain Road (a road).
After another 20 m veer left.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 20 m pass the car park (6 m on your right).
After another 50 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Enchanted Walk


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.5 km
Time 20 min to 45 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -15 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-15 mToilet
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