Lake Malbena Slides & Stories

June 07, 2023 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Duke of Wellington Hotel
192 Macquarie St
Hobart, TAS 7000
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Jimmy Cordwell ·

Lake Malbena: nestled in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, is an iconic, glacial carved lake deep in some of the most remote areas of the globe’s highest ranked World Heritage Area, the Tasmanian Wilderness. 

The distinct dolerite peaks that give the national park its name were driven up by tectonic activity more than 150 million years ago, while the rest of the work was done by  glaciers scraping out the surface thousands of years ago. 

Perhaps it’s the otherworldly beauty of Lake Malbena that makes it such a special place; perhaps it’s because it’s just so hard to reach, taking a solid day on foot. Only recently, all of this could have been lost. A private luxury development has been proposed for Halls Island that will destroy the serenity of this remote, beautiful region of the Tasmanian Wilderness WHA, effectively privatising the island to the exclusion of the public. In doing so, it’ll put the critically endangered wedge-tail eagle - a highly sensitive species that calls areas like those around the lake home - closer to extinction with the introduction of 260+ helicopters a year to the area. For the better part of ten years now, the Wilderness Society and our friends protecting wild places have fended off the proposed developments in the World Heritage Area.

If inappropriate developments are allowed to take place in sensitive environments like Lake Malbena, where will it end? The South Coast Track? Federation Peak? The Tyndalls? We will never abandon Tasmania’s world class natural wonders, our shared National Parks and World Heritage areas. It’s too special. Read more on the Malbena saga here.

Speakers from the trip include (avid bushwalkers):

  • Greg French, one of Australia’s best-known fly fishing identities.
  • Dan Broun, Photographer, Hiker and Fishers & Walkers .
  • Jimmy Cordwell, TWS Wilderness Campaigner.

Reserve your seat, enjoy a beverage and a meal at the Duke, and see you there!

This event will take place on the sovereign and unceded lands of the Palawa people, the rightful owners of lutruwita / Tasmania.

Parking & Public Access: Street-parking is available although it is minimal. Public transport is available to within 100 metres of the venue, both on Macquarie and Davies Streets. The event will be held downstairs at the venue, which is wheelchair accessible. 


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