The Wainamu lake is a devine place to be. It is very special as no where in the world you find black dunes that make a connection between the lake and the tasmanian sea. You can see a picture of that on the Xenatour site. Although from a distance or height you get the impression that it is a flat, reality is really different. You have huge dunes and you can walk a long way. But you never can get lost there! If you are lodged wih Trude and John at Bethells Cottages they can take you through the private family tracks to the Lake. If you like to walk you can start at the parking which is at the last bridge you cross when hidding for the beach (see Bethells Cottage side for more info how to get there)
The Wainamu lake is a fresh water lake and you will certainly see a lot of places that you recognize out of the Xena episodes. Take a swim in the lake and feel yourself a bit of a warrior on the fun side of life. Or try to run up a huge dune and become an Amazone ready for the attack. The dunes give you a natural acces to the Wainamu river. Going down the dunes is fun and easy. At the Wainamu river it might be that it is full of water or just an almost dry one, depending on the weather and season. February/March will give an almost dry river which makes it very interesting to walk in the footsteps of Xena.
Get thrilled to walk through the river and feel the mystery and the power that goes out of it, when you know that you heroes filmed here. You get drifted away.
Personally Wainamu with his lake, dunes and river is my special place on earth. It is like a magnet and I could stay there for hours.
Below will find a huge heap of pictures versus the screengrabs. A lot has been filmed there. And therefore it will a fully load site below. For that purpose I had reduce the dimensions of the pictures. But what it makes so interesting is that sometimes this locations has been used in a continues scene that started at Bethells Beach. If you have the love for nature and admire the Xena show and Lucy this place will reveal the secrets of it all. Treasure it for eternity.
In 2009 I will take some additional pictures as sometimes we are standing just in the opposite way of the camera. Meaning that we are walking or driving the same way as Xena and Gabrielle did. So you get the view of the actresses. Some pictures are exactly the same as the screengrabs as we are standing on the side of the filming crew. But that makes it all so interesting and is an invitations to improve it by the next visit.