Lake St Clair (Tasmania)

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Lake St Clair
Lake St Clair sunset.jpg
Location Tasmania
Coordinates 42°4′S 146°10′E / 42.067°S 146.167°E / -42.067; 146.167Coordinates: 42°4′S 146°10′E / 42.067°S 146.167°E / -42.067; 146.167
Lake type fresh water
Basin countries Australia
Max. length 15 km
Max. width 3 km
Surface area 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Max. depth 160 m (520 ft)
Surface elevation 750 mtrs

Lake St Clair is a lake in the Central Highlands area of Tasmania, Australia. It forms part of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. It has an area of approx 45 km2 (17 sq mi), and a maximum depth of 200 m, making it Australia's deepest lake.

The Tasmanian Government has moved to allow development in national parks and conservations areas. An 'In principle' permit has been granted for the establishment of an 'eco-friendly' resort at Pumphouse Point at Lake St Clair.[1][2] Construction began on the new development in 2014. http://www.themercury.com.au/lifestyle/work-starts-on-pumphouse-point-wilderness-retreat-development/story-fnj64obd-1226979814698

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