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Lake Dulverton, Oatlands

#70 of 95 in Nature in Tasmania
Lake Dulverton is a large shallow lake/lagoon associated with the town of Oatlands in Southern Midlands of the Australian state of Tasmania. The lake has an uneven shoreline with many low sandstone cliffs and overhangs. The only island in the lake, Mary's Island, is a small sandstone rock roughly 80m long with nothing more than a few cedars growing on it. The lake dried up in 1993 and remained dry for years until heavy rains in August, 2010, filled the lake to near full supply level. During this dry period, two levees were built across the lake dividing it into three sections. Only the smallest section near the Callington Mill was able to remain full.
The floor of the lake is composed of peaty soils, rock and sand. When full, the waters of the lake quickly fill with pondweed and numerous waterbirds. The lake is currently part of a wildlife sanctuary.
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  • For some reason, and the locals can't explain why although there are theories, there is not a lot of water in Lake Dulverton. There has been in the past but apparently the level has been dropping for ...  more »
  • Well maintained walks, scenic and relaxing, Lake Dulverton throbs with bird life. Take time to sit and observe. Nicest at dusk or dawn. The growing cygnets are a must see between October and December.  more »
  • We walked along here quite a few times while doing an artist residency in Oatlands. Beautiful, grassy views across the lake, lots of water bird life, walk to the weir and small island in the top third, and have bbq in the shelter right next to the lake's North end near Callington Mill.

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