Derwent Bridge

Central Highlands Council rest area
Lyell Highway (A10) near Lake St Clair turnoff
Derwent Bridge

-42.13573, 146.229185

Charging Equipment and Fees


Each charger can only take one car at a time, even if it has multiple plugs/connectors
  1. 50kW, CHAdeMo, CCS/SAE,
    Charging Fees: 25 cents/minute + 25 cents/kWh
    Parking Fees: no parking fees
    Operating
  2. 22kW, Type 2,
    Charging Fees: 3 cents/minute + 25 cents/kWh
    Parking Fees: no parking fees
    Operating
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Useful things around here


Toilets


There is a toilet on site (15m from the chargers). Open 24 hours, with disabled access and shelter.

Food and beverage


  • Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel - across the highway approximately 70m. Open fire. Licensed. Lunch and evening meals. Excellent Sri Lankan curries.
  • Hungry Wombat Cafe - approximately 600m along highway toward Hobart. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM seven days. Casual dining in and take away.

Nearby sights and activities


The site has a barbeque and picnic shelters so come prepared for a barbie. The Derwent River is a 300 m walk along the highway on the way to the Hungry Wombat.

The Wall in the Wilderness

The Wall In The Wilderness is 2 km along the highway from the charger site towards Hobart. It is a bit of a hike there and back and you will want to spend some time there, so perhaps left until you have finished charging and proceed in your EV.

Greg Duncan started this ambitious art project in 2015. Duncan's uncannily realistic work presents vignettes of the history of the highlands including horses, thylacines and foresters, in 100 metres of carved Huon Pine timber. A world-class experience just down the road.

Lake St Clair National Park

Lake St Clair Visitor Centre is about 5 km from the charge site, along Lake St Clair Road.

Lake St Clair is Australia's deepest freshwater lake, excavated by ancient glaciers. It is the southern end of a national park extending all the way to Cradle Mountain in the north. It is the southern end of the Overland Track but has many attactions for those not up to a 5 day walk. The walks along the lake take you among wildflowers and wildlife. There are lake cruises and the visitor centre has won awards. Licensed trout fishing is permitted in season.

Donaghys Lookout

On the way to Queenstown 35 kilometres from Derwent Bridge stop at Donaghys lookout for an easy 3 km, 40 min return hike with truly stunning views of the Franklin River Valley and Frenchman's Cap. The signposted car park is on the south side of the highway.

Nearest DC fast charge sites


Queenstown (EHT site)

  • Route: A10 toward Queenstown, Strahan: 85 km
  • GPS -42.078822, 145.555419
  • Elevation: 129 m

New Norfolk, Caltex/Mood Food, 4 Burnett Street

  • Route: A10 toward Hobart, 139 km
  • GPS : -42.779261, 147.061193
  • Elevation: 25 m

Kempton, Mood Food, Midlands Highway

  • Route via Miena, Bothwell to Midlands Highway, 144 km
  • GPS: -42.513215, 147.188870
  • Elevation: 215 m

Accommodation offering overnight charging


We regularly update these entries but check with Plugshare and accommodation providers to ensure information is current. We recommend booking in advance to ensure availability of accommodation and compatible charging plugs.

In the region:

  1. Pumphouse Point, 1 Lake St Clair Road, Lake St Clair 6 km (1 x Tesla)
  2. Highland Cabins, 7 Marlborough Highway, Bronte Park 29 km (1 x 10A GPO, 2 x Tesla)

In the direction of Queenstown and Strahan:

  1. Queenstown Cabin and Tourist Park, 19 Grafton Street, Queenstown 86 km (multiple 15A GPO)
  2. Aldermere Estate Accommodation, 29 Fraser Street, Strahan 126 km (1 x 10A GPO)
  3. Strahan Village Hotel, 45 Esplanade, Strahan 126 km (1 x Tesla)

En route to Hobart:

  1. Tynwald Willow Bend Estate, 1 Tynwald Road, New Norfolk, 141 km (1 GPO)
  2. Discovery Holiday Park, 675 East Derwent Highway, Risdon, 164 km (1 x 15A GPO)
  3. MACq 01 Hotel, 18 Hunter Street, Hobart, 170 km (2 x Tesla, 22 kW)
  4. RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, 154-156 Collins Street, Hobart, 171 km (1 x J1772 7kW, 1 x Tesla 6 kW)