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Boat Harbour

Boat Harbour has two small population centres – the town high above sea level and the small beach community below, nestled between rocky headlands. The Boat Harbour beach is a popular tourist destination renowned for its clear blue water, gentle waves and white sand and is surrounded by rich green farming hillsides. The family-friendly beach[…] Read More

Burnie

Burnie overlooks Emu Bay on Tasmania’s North West Coast. The city has a proud industrial past and is a vibrant place to visit. Dense rainforest once surrounded Burnie, but this slowly disappeared as fortunes were made felling and milling timber for its now closed pulp mill. Since its closure, the city has reinvented itself as[…] Read More

Cape Grim

Cape Grim is the most north-west point of Tasmania. This wildly remote location will blow you away – literally; it’s where the Roaring Forties crash into the coastline after a journey of around 2000 km across the Pacific. This makes it an ideal location for the Woolnorth Wind Farm, one of the largest in the[…] Read More

Corinna

Corinna is a remote historic mining town set in rainforest on the banks of the majestic Pieman River. Situated at the southern end of the magnificent Tarkine Forest Reserve, it’s the perfect place to experience the isolation of Tasmania’s West. The old-growth rainforest here is a direct link with the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana. There[…] Read More

Cradle Coast

Tasmania’s north west coast is where you can forget the rat race and join the human race; it is understated not under-rated. Step into a bush studio where an international designer crafts fine furniture. Share a wine with a jeweller while he shows you his creations. Open an ordinary door to extraordinary handcrafted paper –[…] Read More

Cradle Country Touring Route

This is a journey rich in cultural heritage, acclaimed cheeses, wonderful food, and unforgettable nature and wildlife, where it is easy to wander the back roads and meet the locals. Go bushwalking among some of Tasmania’s most spectacular mountain scenery, including Cradle Mountain; discover the town of murals at Sheffield; take the huge slide into[…] Read More

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain’s jagged peaks are one of the most recognisable images of Tasmania’s wilderness. Cradle Mountain is at the northern end of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, and surrounded by smooth glacial lakes, ancient rainforest and distinctive alpine vegetation. Take one of the many short[…] Read More

Currie

Currie is the commercial centre of King Island, north-east of mainland Tasmania. With a total population of around 800, the island makes for the perfect ‘get away from it all’ experience. You’re sure to feel the island’s remoteness as you gaze out at the Southern Ocean – next stop is Africa. Industries on the island[…] Read More

Devonport

Devonport sits on the banks of the Mersey River and is Tasmania’s third largest city. It’s also the arrival and departure point of the Spirit of Tasmania ferry on its daily journey to and from Melbourne. There are excellent beaches, lots of walking and cycling tracks, a river suitable for rowing and sailing, and numerous[…] Read More

Devonport, Cradle Mountain and the Great Western Tiers

From the city of Devonport, port of the Spirit of Tasmania, to the rugged country towards Cradle Mountain, is a region of farming hamlets and historic buildings, beaches, forests, mountains carved by glaciers and fertile farmland. The backdrop to your travels is the Great Western Tiers, known to the Aboriginal people as Kooparoona Niara. Behind[…] Read More