Lake Judd
14.5 km return
6 h to 8 h
Lake Judd
14.5 km
Return

Walk
6 h to 8 h

This walk leads to Lake Judd and back via the Lake Judd Track from the Red Tape Creek car park on Scotts Peak Road, Southwest National Park. Lake Judd is a deep, ice-carved lake surrounded by precipitous mountains. Just over three kilometres long, it is the largest glacial lake of the Southwest. It starts as a reasonably flat walk through a forest and then across button grass swamps, which is hard going, but the views across the swamps to Mount Anne make the experience enjoyable. The track ends at a large flat area for camping, just by the lake. This walk involves a river crossing, which may not be possible after heavy rain. Some sections of the track are often very wet and muddy. The final section to reach Lake Judd is uphill but not too strenuous. The track itself is reasonably well marked with a few sections that require some navigational skills. 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.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Places & Areas
Australia
Derwent Valley
Southwest
Tasmania
Southwest National Park
Southwest Conservation Area