Lake St Clair - Lake St Clair, TAS

173 km from Hobar

Lake St Clair was discovered by Surveyor George Frankland. The lake is 16 km and about 4 km at its widest point. Surrounded by forest clad mountains slopes, Lake St. Clair is one of the loveliest in the world. Mount Olympus is the dominant peak in the vicinity, reached from Derwent Bridge.

Lake St Clair is the source of the Derwent River and the most beautiful of all the Tasmanian lakes. Lying 173 km west of Hobart and four km from Derwent Bridge, on the main West Coast Road. With an area of 20 sq km it is the second largest lake in Tasmania. In parts it has a depth of over 182 metres.

The lake is 731 metres above sea-level in a rugged mountain region at the southern end of the Cradle Mountain Scenic Reserve. A walking track leads along its western shore to the summit of Mount Olympus (1,426 metres), where a magnificent view of the surrounding country can be obtained. Camping accommodation is obtainable at Cynthia Bay at the southern end of the lake.


Lake St Clair, TAS, 7140