Derwent Bridge is best known for being a great base to explore Lake St Clair-Cradle Mountain National Park. Try fly-fishing at a nearby lake; there are dozens to choose from. Visit Tarraleah wilderness resort that was once wooden homes that have been restored from the 1920s and 1930s. Stop for a bite to eat here. Explore the beauty of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. View the huge water pipes that “tumble” down the side of a valley near the chalet. Derwent Bridge is a 2.5 hours’ drive and Tarraleah is a two hours’ drive from Hobart. Derwent Valley and the Highlands is the perfect place to stay to break up your trip weather your heading west or east.