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A small township on the Lyell Highway, Derwent Bridge is the usual halting place for motorists travelling to or from the west coast.
Situated close to the geographic centre of Tasmania, and at the southern end of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, the town is named for the bridge which spans the Derwent closest to its source.
A lodge style hotel featuring Tasmanian timbers and enormous brick fire-places is a popular stopping place. Accommodation is available at the hotel and at Derwent Bridge Chalets & Studios. There is excellent trout fishing in nearby lakes and streams.
'The Wall' in the Wilderness is one of Australia's most ambitious art projects to be. It is expected to take 10 years to complete and will eventually consist of 100 sculpted panels each three metres high and one metre wide.