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Strahan – for many this name evokes a place with the true spirit of independence – of 19th century piners and miners, and 20th century protesters who stopped the damming of the wild..
The Cradle Mountain National Park is an Australian icon not to be missed: accessible wilderness with walks from a couple of hours to a couple of weeks. The basic walk is around Dove Lake..
Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, this national park protects Tasmanias great western rivers the Franklin, Gordon, Jane and Denison and the remote mountain ranges where..
The dark waters of the Gordon flow through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area before quietly entering Macquarie Harbour. Cruise boats from Strahan explore several kilometres into..
Classified an historic town, Stanley has a busy fishing port at the base of an unusual land formation called The Nut - a flat-topped rock outcrop 150 metres high. Take the chairlift or the..
Zeehan, once Tasmania’s third largest town, is north of Queenstown on the west coast. Rich in mining history, its economy is focused around tourism and the nearby Renison Bell tin..
Tullah is a former mining and ‘Hydro’ town, overlooked by magnificent Mount Farrell and Mount Murchison. Beautiful Lake Rosebery is on the edge of town.
Hire a mountain bike or take..
A craggy promontory nudging out into Bass Strait, Rocky Capes tracks, cliffs and beaches attract walkers and rock climbers. The areas coastal heathlands bloom with wildflowers in summer and..
Wynyard is a centre of agriculture on the A2 about 60 kilometres (37 miles) west of Devonport. The city is on the banks of the Inglis River sheltered by Table Cape - flat-topped and fertile..
Liffey Falls State Reserve is nestled within cool temperate rainforest on the slopes of the Great Western Tiers. Tasmanians often debate whether Liffey or Russell falls are the most..
Nelson Falls is set amongst a true rain forest of deep green ferns, moss and ancient trees. From the highest point of the rocky cliff face, water drifts gently onto levels below, showering..
Ocean Beach is situated on the West Coast of Tasmania and extends from Strahan in the south to Trial Harbour, west of Zeehan to the north. Its is an exposed, remote and often wild stretch..
Explore four pathways through Dismal Swamp and open your eyes and your mind to the mystery of life at the bottom of a giant sinkhole.
You never know what you might find on the fascinating..
Historic Queenstown, the largest settlement on Tasmania’s west coast, is best known for its copper mines and smelters.
The town, with a population of more than 2,300, occupies the Queen..
Burnie overlooks Emu Bay, on the north-west coast. This proudly industrial city is Australia’s fifth largest container port and a vibrant place to visit.
Burnie was once surrounded by..
Boat Harbour village is a short drive from Wynyard in the north-west. If your idea of heaven is a quiet bay with white sands and clear water, Boat Harbour is the perfect retreat.
A wild and beautiful place, the western coast of Tasmania is a magnificent place to visit. Cruise the Gordon RIver, explore Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness, or hole up in luxurious..
Still operating as a mining town since around 1905, the area has yielded copper, gold, lead, zinc and silver with an estimated value of AUD8 billion. The Rosebery mine has produced more..
Corinna is a tiny historic mining town set in rainforest on the banks of the majestic Pieman River in Tasmania’s west.
You reach the town from a number of directions. The C249 Highway..
Devonport sits the banks of the Mersey River and is Tasmania’s third largest city. It is one of the Island’s primary access points and home to the Spirit of Tasmania ferries.
The Franklin is one of the best known of the many rivers that run through the Wild Rivers National Park and those travelling between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge will cross this iconic..
Lake Burbury is a popular fishing lake on the edge of Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area.
At Lake Burbury, just 15 minutes east of Queenstown, you can fish for the legendary..
The rugged interior of Tasmania and a coastline lashed by the Southern Ocean meets nature of a gentler kind, at the northern end of the World Heritage Area. From the jagged mountains and..
Penguin, on the northwest coast overlooking Bass Strait, is characterised by sleepy weekdays that turn into bustling weekends, a scenic esplanade, its friendly community and charming..
The seaside town of Port Sorell, on the Rubicon River estuary, is a quiet getaway, close to some of the best natural wildlife viewing opportunities in the state.
Port Sorell has a..
Concealed in the foothills of majestic Mount Roland is the enterprising town of Sheffield, where history and art merge to create an entire town of murals.
Almost 1,000 people live in..
Ulverstone is a coastal town at the mouth of the Leven River, supported by agriculture and tourism.
The town has a population of about 10,000. Inland are several small farming communities..
Waratah sits on the edge of the Tarkine Reserve in north-west Tasmania 40 minutes' drive south of Burnie and 50 minutes from Burnie/Wynyard Airport.
The town with its magnificent..
Tasmania’s West Coast Wilderness Railway operates between Strahan and Queenstown. It is one of the world’s best railway journeys.
The 34 kilometre journey follows the route of the..
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