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Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge is the gateway to the southern end of the wilderness and wildlife of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Named after its crossing at the source of the mighty Derwent River, it's just 5 km from Lake St Clair and some of Tasmania's most stunning wilderness.

Lake St Clair is Australia's deepest freshwater lake and can be explored on a scenic cruise with spectacular views of the mountain peaks surrounding the lake.

Also nearby is Lake King William where you'll find good trout fishing.

If a longer rest is required, the friendly local pub is a unique eating, drinking and sleeping spot and an iconic roadside attraction.

Derwent Bridge is approximately a 2 hr 30-min drive from Hobart, Launceston and Strahan.

Local tips

  • Take a ferry on Lake St Clair, Australia's deepest freshwater lake - one-way - and walk back through World Heritage Wilderness
  • Check out the Wall in the Wilderness, a stunning wood carving depicting the area's history - and still evolving