Western Arthurs - Lake Oberon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos

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Western Arthurs - Lake Oberon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainMountains, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, South-West, Southwest NP (Western Arthurs)CountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)30Height gain (m)1600Route findingEasy
RouteJunction Creek - Lake Cygnus (N1) - Mt Hayes - Square Lake [Mt Orion side trip] - Lake Oberon - Lake Cygnus (N2) - Junction Creek
NotesAlthough a full traverse of the Western Arthurs is a difficult walk, it's relatively straighforward to reach the heart of the range along Morraine A. The mountains are wonderfully craggy with the path somehow managing to navigate through seemingly impossible slopes. The astronomically-named lakes amongst the peaks are serene and the views from peaks such as Mt Orion superb.
Western Arthurs leading to E and melaleuca flowers from Port Davey Track nr start of Morraine A, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah457

Mt Hesperus (M) from top of Morraine A, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah458

View NW from nr Mt Hesperus, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah460

View NW from nr Mt Hesperus, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah461

Lake Pluto (L), Lake Neptune (M) and Lake Triton (smaller) from Mt Hesperus, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah462

Procyon Peak (M) and Mt Sirius (R) from Southern spur off Mt Hayes, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah463

Mt Hayes from east (towards Procyon Peak), Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah464

Procyon Peak pinnacle above Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah465

Red bell flower nr Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah466

Square Lake from path to Lake Oberon, Mt Hayes (Far L), Procyon Peak (M), Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah467

Start of descent to Lake Oberon from saddle to Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah468

Federation Peak and Four Peaks from saddle between Lake Oberon and Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah470

Pandani and Mt Orion, with Lake Pedder beyond, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah473

Mt Hayes (L), Procyon Peak (M with people) and Mt Hesperus (R) from Mt Orion, Mt Orion side trip Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah475

Western Arthurs range leading to Federation Peak from Mt Orion, Mt Orion side trip Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah474

Square Lake (M), Lake Ceres (L) and Procyon Peak (R) from nr saddle between Lake Oberon and Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah476

Path leading to Mt Hayes (L) from saddle coming up from Lake Cygnus, with Mt Sirius (R), Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah479

Path from Lake Cygnus to My Hayes (L), Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah480

Flower along path nr Lake Cygnus, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah481

Sundews on beach at Lake Cygnus, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah483

Lake Cygnus and mountains to east, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah482

Western Arthur Range from Red Knoll Lookout, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 18-Jan-03, ah484