|Woke up to overcast skies which was disappointing. Hitched up ready to tackle the ‘horrendous’ drive to Queenstown and beyond to Lake St Clair that everyone had warned us about. Turned out that while it was definitely winding and had a few hills to climb it wasn’t anywhere near as bad as we had anticipated. The roads wound their way through mountains and forests and past a big lake. There were a couple of walks sign posted along the way but we were unable to do stop at these as the area was all classified as national park and you are not allowed to do the walks without a pass. We had tried to purchase one in Strahan but every time we went to the office it was closed! After about 2 ½ hours we arrived at our campsite at Lake St Clair where we were finally able to purchase a pass. Lucky, because you can’t stay here without one! Parked up the van then headed off on one of the short walks around here. We ended up doing a combination of 3 walks – took us about 2 hours – and as we started the skies brightened up and out came the sun! We really enjoyed our afternoon and would love to come back some time to tackle one of the longer walks (about 5 hours). Really felt like a nice glass of red tonight but when we went to buy a bottle from the shop at reception they told us that if we bought the SA one we wanted we would have to drink it there at their little café – we could not take it back to our van. If we wanted one to take back we would have to buy a Tasmanian wine and the price would be $42!! Needless to say we decided we didn’t really need wine tonight after all.