Activities

Bushwalks and Hiking

Tasmania is world renowned for its hiking & Pedder Wilderness Lodge is right in the heart of it. The pristine world heritage listed coast lines, forests, rivers and lakes, makes Tasmania a must for experienced hikers and bushwalkers. Base yourself at the Lake Pedder Wilderness Lodge in comfort while you tackle some of Australia’s most breathtaking peaks. Mt Anne, Scotts Peak, Mt Wedge & Mt Eliza Plateau are all accessible from Pedder Wilderness Lodge & within the Southwest National Park.

Guided Bushwalks

Lou and Cody of Wild Pedder offer fully guided hiking and bushwalking packages for all kinds of experienced walkers. Complete tours leaving Hobart, take in the sights and wonders of the Derwent Valley, Mt Field National and the stunning surrounds of Maydena. Each tour is treated to premium Tasmanian wine and produce at the breathtaking Lake Pedder Wilderness Lodge where you’ll spend the next 3 nights. Vehicle aided trips take in some of Tasmania’s most iconic scenery and stunning hiking around Lake Pedder including: Mount Eliza & Eliza Plateau, Florentine Valley Walk and view the lodge from the water with a unique Kayaking experience before returning to Hobart.

Abseil

Just 15 minutes from Pedder Wilderness Lodge is the Gordon Dam. Aardvark Adventures, which is Tasmania’s premier adventure company with over 30 years’ experience in adventure tourism, runs abseils down the dam wall.

Kayaking

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There is no better way to access Lake Pedders 40 islands and over 1000 quartzite beaches than by kayak. Perfect for first timers or great for the whole family. Emerse yourself in the pristine environment of Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon waterways. Vehicle supported trips only 10 minutes drive from the Lodge or strait from the doorstep can be adventurous and magical. Taking in the mirror like waters through Bells Basin, flowing onto Serpentine Reach or enjoy a unique experience like no other, as you wine and dine on the quartz beach of Wilmot Island before making the trek back to the warmth and luxuries of the Lodge, who know’s you may discover something new and untouched!

Fishing

Lake Pedder, known for its Brown Trout is one of Tasmania’s top lakes to catch the prize fish. There are many proven methods of success on Lake with anglers coming from far and wide. Fishing from a vessel is a big advantage. Much larger range and the use of lures at low speeds has had great results. Lake Pedder has several MAST certified boat ramps and lake access including Scotts Peak, Edgar Dam, Mcpartlan Pass, Teds Beach and Pedder Wilderness Lodge at Strathgordon. There are several restricted areas within Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon, please refer to the MAST website for more information regarding these closures. Lake Pedder Wilderness lodge also carries a small stock of Lures and great local knowledge. Come and speak to one of our friendly staff on your next visit!

Photography

Ancient mountains, endless reflections, Pink Quartzite beaches, the photo opportunities never end in the Southwest National Park.

Aurora Watching

Pedder Wilderness Lodge is one of the best places in the world to view the aurora australis, as the hotel looks directly south across Lake Pedder and the mountains beyond. This outlook makes for incredible photography opportunities, which capture the full colour and majesty of the aurora australis, while occasionally the aurora is visible to the naked eye during strong events.