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.

One of the most surprising and remarkable tourist attractions in the Central Highlands, apart from the scenery, is the Wall in the Wilderness at Derwent Bridge. This magnificent, giant wooden sculpture by artist Greg Duncan tells the story of the region’s history from the indigenous people to the Tasmanian Tiger and the hydroelectric workers. The Wall in the Wilderness is planned to be 100 metres in length at its completion and should be on everyone’s list to visit.

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

The friendly local pub is a unique eating, drinking and sleeping spot and an iconic roadside attraction.