Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Tasmania  /  Derwent Bridge  /  Sightseeing  /  The Wall

The Wall, Derwent Bridge

4.5
#5 of 103 in Sightseeing in Tasmania
Monument Tourist Spot
Admire the carved timber relief panels at The Wall, which depict the struggle and survival of indigenous people and pioneers. See why some have likened the project to Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel: The artist, Greg Duncan, has spent a decade carving a wall from solid Huon Pine.  The wall is a work in progress and when completed, The Wall will be 100 m (328 ft) long. Use our Derwent Bridge trip builder to add The Wall and other attractions to your Derwent Bridge vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including The Wall
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
869 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Where to begin here. We started the day at MONA, which was refreshing and classy with staff who actually smiled and looked happy. Whilst people say the art-work is confronting at MONA, we honestly fel...  more »
  • Absolutely amazing.....a must to visit. The sculpture is incredible and conveys a beautiful story encompassing indigenous Tasmania through war era. The savoury scones are to die for. Very tastefully d...  more »
  • I was skeptical about visiting The Wall but was blown away by the incredible talent of this artist and the sheer scale of his work. Well worth a visit.  more »
Google
  • Hidden away in the forest near Derwent bridge are the results of one man's wood carving obsession. This is definitely worth stopping to see. Entry is $13, but when you see the scale of what has been carved by hand, with no power tools, from single pieces of wood... Quite amazing. There is also a roaring fire, couches, wine bar and cafe with soups and snacks. Well behaved kids are welcome but cameras, mobile phone cameras and naughty kids are not (and there are plenty of signs to point this out).
  • Spectacular! A must see if you are in the area. Absolutely stunning craftsmanship! You can feel the blood, sweat and probably tears that have been put into each panel! Breathtaking! The building and even the atmosphere has been well planned. No pictures are allowed to be taken inside.
  • This man has more talent than I have ever seen... well worth the entry fee and no cameras allowed which is great. People need to go and see not take photos and share with friends it is truly beautiful. So beautiful I bought both books .....hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
  • So pleased we stopped at The Wall. Exceptional display of fine craftsmanship. Don't miss the fine pencil drawings upstairs. So detailed I thought they were photographs from a distance. If you appreciate quality art and craft do not miss this amazing exhibition.
  • The building and some of the individual works and fine art (upstairs) were beautiful but the actual "Wall" panels weren't really of great interest as they focused mostly on old Australian themes. Quality work, just not my taste. I prefered the more eclectic and bizarre art shown at MONA in Hobart

Plan your trip to Derwent Bridge

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Derwent Bridge

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Derwent Bridge by other users

12 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in South Pacific & Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans