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
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.
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.
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
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.