Suggested as a side walk for visitors of Hastings Caves, Duckhole Lake is an easy 1km return stroll located just outside the Hastings Caves State Reserve. Duckhole Lake itself is a deep flooded sinkhole joined to the prominent surrounding cave network.
The walk travels through rainforest and Stringybark forest via a well-constructed boardwalk and trail, following a stream running off the Lake. Towards the Lake, beautiful tea tree ecosystems provide a lovely spot to stop for lunch.
Artifacts from a 19th century sawmill and tramway can also be discovered along the edges of the trail.
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|From Hobart head south along the Southern Outlet (A6) for 10km. Take the right hand lane at the Kingston Bypass and continue on for 2km before taking the 4th exit to Channel Highway (B68) at the roundabout. Continue through Huonville on the Huon Highway for 70km to Old Hastings Road (just before the current Hastings Caves Road). After 1km take a slight left onto Darcy Link. 3km later, turn left onto Creekton Road, the beginning of the track is 3km ahead.|