Friday, 22 June 2018

Derwent Bridge, Tasmania

Derwent Bridge has no bridge and is located on the Lyell Highway and is situated at the southern end of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.  It takes several days and nights to walk/sleep from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair, it's a popular walk to do by many.

The Hotel at Derwent Bridge is very popular as many people stop for a walk a round after driving along a rather windy road.  There is free camping behind the Hotel as long as you have a meal, so I'm told.



At Derwent Bridge is 'THE WALL'  [here] certainly worth a visit and to find out what it is about.
No photos are permitted to be taken and I got into trouble by management because my phone rang!


The building for The Wall.


So we were heading to Queenstown in Tasmania where I had lived for 4 years when a child/teenager.
My late dad was stationed there.
The visit to Queenstown was exciting for me as I had only been back there a few times since leaving.


1 hr and 21 min to drive 86.0 km from Derwent Bridge to Queenstown Tasmania.  It has a lot of bends.

26 comments:

  1. You are on the road again...

    traveling with you is a treat.

    :)

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    1. Well thanks Catarina - no not on the road yet...next month!! :)

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  2. I hate a "no photos" policy in places, it's annoying

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    1. It is annoying, and I don't like it at all..but that's the way it is - I know some people take photos of the net that have been professionally taken and get into trouble for doing so..

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  3. There is a small town in the eastern part of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains called Bridgeport. There is no bridge, and there is certainly no port. I enjoyed your post.

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    1. One kinds of thinks if a town is named as such we would see a bridge and a port, but I expect many places are like that with similar names.
      Always stopped at Derwent Bridge when living in Queenstown for a stretch.

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  4. Lo importante es llegar bien al destino, toda precaución en la carretera es poca.

    Besos

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    1. Travelling safe on such windy roads is the best thing..

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  5. The chained eagle caught my eye today.
    Windy roads are pretty - but mess with my tummy.

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    1. That was a bout all I could take a photo of was the eagle and building outside...lot's of people have trouble travelling windy roads - I'm ok..

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  6. Thanks for the link to 'The Wall' interesting to see.

    All the best Jan

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    1. It's interesting and visitor flock there is going that way, some even make a special trip to see it.

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  7. I was wondering if today's blog may have been on a quick trip to Sandy Bay
    for a "chilly" dip????????????
    Strange the no photo policy. Shades of way back when a wall was a terrible feature of Berlin (divided).
    Interesting feature on Tassie.
    Colin

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    1. Certainly not into that nude dip Colin..
      It's odd no photos at the Wall, guess people might not go if they were to see too many photos of it..

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  8. Derwent bridge reminds me of the Derwent coloured pencils sets we all lusted after as kids in school. Well, the girls did. Most of us managed to buy the twelve pencil set (sshhh, I stole mine) but one lucky girl with well-off parents got the 72 pencil set for her birthday and boy were we jealous!

    I love that eagle :)

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    1. I recall those Derwent coloured pencils now you come to think of it.
      They were lovely..
      It is a good eagle and well done.

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  9. NO PHOTOS!

    That's sacrilegious.

    What evil people.

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    1. Not good, but then I'm told many places throughout this world photos are not to be photographed in certain places.

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    1. I'm sure they will return to that area..it's a vast one.

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  11. Boa tarde, As fotos são perfeitas a mostrar o belo local, a da águia sobressai.
    Feliz fim de semana,
    AG

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  12. Hi Margaret....you wrote that your father "was stationed there"....may I ask what your late father did>

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    1. Oh he was a Policeman Lee. Went up in the ranks to be a Commander of many aspects of the Police force.

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