Camping Lake Pedder
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Camping Lake Pedder

Lake Pedder is located in Southwest Tasmania in the Southwest National Park. To access Lake Pedder, you take a good sealed road and travel some 150 kilometres west of Hobart. Lake Pedder is app. 90 km from Mt Field National Park. Lake Pedder is in Tasmania’s wild southwest wilderness and ringed with rugged mountain ranges that are simply spectacular. Both Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon are popular with fishermen with some of the best trout fishing in Tasmania found in these lakes. The small town of Strathgordon is close to Lake Pedder and also the famous Gordon Dam, the site of one of the world’s highest commercial abseils, run by Aardvark Adventures. Lake Pedder and its companion Lake Gordon, together comprise the largest inland freshwater storage in Australia, covering more than 500 square kilometres and holding over 37 times the volume of water than Sydney Harbour. When travelling to camp in the Lake Pedder area please take suitable clothing and equipment as the weather conditions can change quickly – it isn’t called the Wild Southwest for no reason! Snow, rain, wind and sun are all possible at any time of the year. A valid Tasmanian National Parks pass must be purchased for entry to the Southwest National Park and to camp in the Lake Pedder area. Striclty NO PETS

There are three excellent campgrounds at Lake Pedder – click on each of the following links to explore each campground, where you will also find short videos of the campgrounds. Wildlife is very common in this area, so please take care when driving, never feed native animals and don’t leave food lying around or your tent open as you will likely receive a visit from a possum in the middle of the night.


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