Derwent Bridge Local Attractions

Derwent Bridge is located in the centre of Tasmania and is the gateway to the wilderness and wildlife of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Named after its crossing at the very start of the mighty Derwent River, Derwent Bridge is just 5 km from some of Tasmania's most stunning wilderness.

Nearby, Lake St Clair is Australia’s deepest freshwater lake and can be explored on a scenic cruise with spectacular views of southern mountain peaks.

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 2.5 hour drive from Hobart, Launceston and Strahan.


Lake St Clair Tourist Park offers a range of economical accommodation styles for the avid hiker.

Camp Sites

Hikers have been visiting this scenic area in the heart of the heritage listed Tasmanian Wilderness area for decades, enjoying the day walks near the lake or the famed Overland Track. If you’re already carrying your own tent and sleeping gear, why not make a memorable camp nestled in the trees within short walking distance to the water’s edge. It is the ideal location for both campers and bushwalkers or for schools, clubs and family bookings. There are powered and unpowered sites for tents, caravans and small motorhomes.

Drumlin Bunkhouse

Our Bunkhouse provides basic sleeping accommodation in keeping with the style of the rustic timber huts of the Overland track, enjoyed mostly by backpackers and hikers whose modest accommodation requirements can be met with a simple bed and heated shelter.



Lake St Clair Tourist Park
Lake St Clair Road
Lake St Clair, TAS, 7140

Reservations & Enquiries

Phone: +61 (03) 6289 1137