Lake Mackenzie

Lake Mackenzie, one of the highest lakes you can drive to in Tasmania

Lake Mackenzie is a mountain lake at an elevation of 1.122m (3,681ft) above the sea level, located in the Launceston region of northern Tasmania.

Tucked away in the remote Tasmania's central plateau, the road to the lake, fed by the Fisher River, is totally unpaved, and quite rutty at times. It’s called Lake MacKenzie Road.

Starting from C171 (Mersey Forest Road), the road to the lake is 21.7km (13.48 miles) long. It’s pretty steep and any standard 2wd vehicle can be driven to the dam. The weather on the area can be dodgy in winter.

 

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