Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge is the halfway point on the drive between Hobart and Strahan and is the Gateway to the Western Wilderness.

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


Visitor Information

Lake St Clair National Park
Derwent Bridge TAS 7140
Phone: (03) 6289 1172
Fax: (03) 6289 1227

Open: Daily 8.15 am – 4.45 pm


Lake St Clair and surrounds offers a variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, including self-contained cottage accommodation, hotel accommodation, chalet park accommodation, bed and breakfast accommodation and caravan park accommodation.

Motor Homes

Self-contained motor homes and caravans can stay overnight at Lake St Clair Wilderness Resort and Tarraleah.

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