Lake Mackintosh is five kilometres from Tullah in Tasmania’s west and is one of the most beautiful lakes in the region. The lake and surrounding country is magnificent with myrtle, sassafras and eucalypt forests along with native ferns growing almost to the lake’s edge.
Like all Hydro Tasmania lakes, Lake Mackintosh is stocked with brown and rainbow trout and a great place to go fishing with several boat ramps available on the lake.
Lake Macintosh is also a terrific place to enjoy a picnic or barbecue on the shore.
There are several easy bush walking tracks around the lake or take a three-hour return walk to the summit of Mt Farrell through lush forest past old mines and through areas of buttongrass. From the summit there are amazing views of Tasmania’s wilderness.
You need a licence to fish for trout in Tasmania’s lakes. A free brochure – Fishing Code for Anglers – is available from licence-selling agents and the Inland Fisheries Commission.