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Great Nature Trail

Weave your way from the start of this trail through mountains, valleys and picturesque coastal villages until you reach one of the prettiest towns in Australia, the fishing village of Stanley. It begins with the craggy, misty mountains of the Western Tiers; then towards Devonport, lush green pastures where dairy cows produce the milk that[…] Read More

Great Western Tiers Tourist Route

Explore a timeless and mystical landscape that some say has been 370 million years in the making. The chain of mountains that forms the tier has more than 3000 lakes and tarns and its alpine environment is so rare that it is protected as a World Heritage Area. In this ancient landscape, limestone caves are[…] Read More

King Island

King Island lies north-west of Tasmania in the path of the Roaring Forties, the ever-present westerlies that circle the world’s southern latitudes. It’s an island of long, empty beaches and clean, fresh air, of offshore reefs, rocky coasts, dairy farms, lighthouses and shipwrecks. It is renowned for award-winning creamy cheeses, succulent beef produced on lush[…] Read More

Latrobe

Follow the twists and turns of the Mersey River and you will soon reach Latrobe, the former port of the north-west coast. Once the bustling town of its time, it is now a much smaller neighbour to Devonport. Latrobe’s population of 2,700 does not include its platypus inhabitants. The town is known as the platypus[…] Read More

Marrawah

Marrawah is on Tasmania’s remote, rugged far North West Coast and the most westerly settlement on the island – and when the waves are up, it’s a surfer’s idea of heaven. There are plenty of coastal walks, good fishing spots and opportunities to find highly prized abalone on the rocks. Greens Beach near Marrawah is[…] Read More

Mole Creek

Mole Creek is a small town next door to some of Tasmania’s most beautiful wilderness and has some of the best caves in Australia. With more than 300 caves and sinkholes, many featuring streams and springs, this unique geological area is Tasmania’s only underground national park, the Mole Creek Kast National Park. The two largest[…] Read More

North West

From Devonport to Tasmania’s rugged north-west corner there are classic coastal drives, food trails, beautiful national parks and historic villages, and fabulous views on the way like Mt Roland near Devonport, Table Cape near Wynyard and the famous ‘Nut’ at Stanley. Tasmania’s North West has a strong agricultural tradition, not surprising given the rich red[…] Read More

North West Coast (Zone)

From the Spirit of Tasmania’s berth at Devonport to the rugged north-west corner of our island is a region of pretty villages, historic buildings, rocky shores, caves and fertile farmland. Life here is simple and sustaining – hosts are welcoming, meals are generous and the cares of the 21st century seem a lifetime away. Close[…] Read More

Penguin

Penguin is very much a charming seaside town with its main street adjacent to the beach. One of the coolest small towns in Tasmania, it has funky places to eat and stay and some eclectic shopping at the town’s weekly market. The town gets its name from the nearby fairy penguin rookeries and is home[…] Read More

Port Sorell

The seaside town of Port Sorell on the Rubicon River estuary is a sleepy, coastal escape with quiet beaches, bushland full of wildlife and a laid-back feel that’s ideal for people wanting a quiet and uncomplicated holiday. The seaside town of Port Sorell is on the picturesque Rubicon River estuary and offers great boating, sea[…] Read More