This small lake is flanked by the impressively precipitous peaks of the Gosaukamm range (2459m). The view is good from the shoreline, and it takes a little over an hour to walk around the entire lake. The Gosaukammbahn cable car goes up to 1475m, where there are spectacular views and walking trails. One- to two-hourly Postbus services run to the lake from Bad Ischl (€6.10, one hour) via Steeg.
Before reaching the lake you pass through the village of Gosau, which has its own tourist office with an accommodation board outside. Gosau is at the junction of the only road to the lake and can be reached by Hwy 166 from Hallstätter See.