This walk leads to Lake Osborne and back via the Lake Osborne Track from the main car park at the end of Hartz Road, Hartz Mountains National Park. The well-signed track winds gradually up through the pleasant sub-alpine bush. Interpretive signs describe many of the features of the vegetation and landscape. The track emerges from the bush into a more open area of lower shrubs with good views, passing easily across the moorland before reaching the beautiful glacial lake surrounded by ancient King Billy pines. The lake is in a delightful setting nestled against the base of the Devil’s Backbone. There’s a seat at the lakeside where you can relax and enjoy the views before returning by the same route. This walk is relatively short and consists of flat tracks and well-made boardwalks for its entire length. 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.
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.