North West Coast of Tasmania
Tasmania’s North West coast is an extraordinary diverse region home to unique natural attractions and Tasmania’s largest transport hub. This corner of the state offers some of Tasmania’s freshest produce and is an eclectic mixture of pristine beaches, charming seaside villages and rich, red country soil. Visitors to this part of Tasmania will get a taste of true Tasmanian wilderness.
The bustling hub of Devonport is home to the iconic Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal that links Tasmania to the mainland. Explore the streets by foot and stop by numerous art galleries and a museum dedicated to the Bass Strait, the infamous stretch of water that lies between Tasmania and the mainland.
Just outside of Devonport is the popular town of Port Sorrell coveted for its windsurfing, fishing, swimming and all-round water-based activities. From here, explore Nawrawntapu National Park with its range of native wildlife.
In Burnie, visitors will taste some of Australia’s best whisky and learn about fairy penguins at the interpretive centre. The charming coastal town of Penguin is becoming renowned for its laidback café culture and fantastic restaurants while nearby Sheffield boats unique murals showcasing the town’s rich history. Don’t miss Arthur River, a true Tasmanian wilderness experience.
You will experience a magical untouched environment at Table Cape and explore an iconic local wind farm.
The ‘Nut’ at Stanley is a natural landmark not to be missed in the north west and King Island offers a range of walking tracks, fresh produce and pure air. The Tarkine Forest is the state’s largest unprotected wilderness area and home to the largest tract of wilderness rainforest in Australia.
You will experience a range of diversity in this ruggedly handsome part of Tassie.
Experience Tasmania’s lively transport hub, home to the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal. Wander through the city’s many museums and sit back and relax at one of the trendy cafes. Learn about the famous Bass Strait at the Bass Strait Museum or visit Mersey Bluff and watch the Spirit of Tasmania disappear over the horizon.
Situated just outside of Devonport, Port Sorrell is a sea-side oasis with fantastic wildlife-viewing facilities. Enjoy a range of water-based activities in the warmer months including kayaking, jet skiing and fishing.
Visit Burnie, the home of Australia’s largest distiller of Australian single malt whisky. Take a tour of Hellyers Road Distillery and sample some of their finest produce. Enjoy a visit to Little Penguin Observation Centre and watch penguins make their way to shore at dusk. Shop at one of Burnie’s many boutique stores and sample fresh produce at the popular farmers market.
Trek up Stanley’s iconic ‘Nut’ and experience spectacular panoramic views of Bass Strait. Sample top notch seafood from one of the many award-winning boutique restaurants that specialise in scallops and crayfish.
Explore the natural beauty of the Tarkine, one of the world’s most wild environments. Witness a range of native wildlife, caves and rainforest. Walk on one of the 24 accessible walking tracks or drive through the spectacular scenery. Don’t forget to take your camera with you!