Lake St. Clair
Derwent Bridge  - Tasmania

Lake St. Clair stretches over 17 Kilometres into the heart of Tasmania's World Heritage Area. The lake is ringed by mountain ranges, dominated by Mt Olympus - at 1447 metres - and forested to the shoreline with sassafras, myrtle, native pines and beeches and a whole range of endemic alpine flora.

A new Visitor Centre, apart from being a state of the art Interpretation area, houses an excellent brassiere/ restaurant, shop, fishing and Visitor Information Centre. The restaurant looks over the lake - dining with a world heritage view. There are alpine lodges, a backpacker lodge, camping facilities and powered sites - the full range of accommodation options. Whatever your length of stay at Lake St. Clair our staff can expertly advise how best to spend your time.


  • Traveller Rest Cabins and Derwent Bridge Chalets
  • Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel Ph 03 6289 1144
    Dormitories and standard rooms, Restaurant and Bar

Lake Cruises
A daily cruise service on this beautiful and impressive World Heritage Waterway, is a highlight of your visit to Lake St. Clair. The forests, mountains and moraine beaches give the photographer numerous opportunities. Please ensure you make your booking.

Public Transport
Daily route services operate to all major centres during the season, through Wilderness Travel and TigerLine Coaches. Taxi and air services are available by arrangement.

Daily Activities
An infinite variety of outdoor experiences. A full days alpine walk or a gentle hour long stroll. Ranger guided walks with full interpretation, or your choice along well marked trails. Lake St. Clair is world renowned for its walks. There are also motorised dinghies, golf within 30 minutes, 4WD arrangements, or specially designed family and children activities.

Bennett's Wallabies and paddymelons are our regular inhabitants that you can easily get along with. However the range of bird life is extensive, and at night - devil, possum, and wombat are all close at hand.

Fully equipped fly fishing excursions can be planned with our professional guides - Lake St. Clair is in the midst of one of the world's greatest wild trout fisheries. Our lakes, streams, and tarns are all full of potential.


Rosefield B&B; Please check availability here or phone 0407099747


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This site was updated on 23 July, 2013 by Kelvin Markham Ph 0419 152 612