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Queenstown

This historic West Coast town is a living history of railways, mining and determination, set in a strange lunar landscape of bare hills. Queenstown, the largest town on Tasmania’s West Coast, is the home of the Mt Lyell Mining & Railway Company and is best known for its copper mines and smelters. The town was[…] Read More

Railton: Town of Topiary

The ‘Town of Topiary’, located between Latrobe and Sheffield, maintains more than 100 imaginative topiary characters along streets and in parks and private gardens. Here you can see everything from a life-size topiary steam train to a spider, an elephant and baby, a guitar and Tasmania’s last “living” Tasmanian Tiger. Railton also features Seven Sheds[…] Read More

Rosebery

Roseberry is a small zinc and gold mining town in Tasmania’s West. The zinc mine dominates the small townscape, yet the surrounding rainforest and hills give Rosebery an unexpected visual appeal. Rosebery’s Hercules mine has produced more wealth than any other mine on the West Coast yielding copper, gold, lead, zinc and silver with an[…] Read More

RTO Cradle Coast

The Cradle Coast Authority has a dedicated team of tourism personnel, guided by the Cradle Coast Tourism Executive, who are responsible for creating local, regional and state partnerships, and implementing strategies to ensure that the region maximises its tourism potential. The Authority has a Service Agreement with Tourism Tasmania to deliver strategies and programs at[…] Read More

Sheffield

Rich farming land surrounds this quiet rural town with craggy Mount Roland as a backdrop. The town is famous for the lifelike, large-scale murals found throughout the town. Sheffield is inland from Devonport in the foothills of majestic Mount Roland. The mountain provides a stunning visual backdrop to the town and is a great source[…] Read More

Sheffield: Town of Murals

Tasmania’s “Town of Murals”, 30 minutes from Devonport on the B14, features more than 100 huge paintings on the walls of buildings, created by local artists which depict local history and characters. Take the audio tour, available from the visitor information centre, to interpret the stories the murals tell. Historic Sheffield, at the foot of[…] Read More

Stanley

The historic fishing village of Stanley is thought by many to be the most picturesque town in Tasmania and was voted the No 6 Top Spot to see in Australia by Australian Traveller Magazine. Stanley is nestled at the foot of the Nut, an immense flat topped, volcanic plug rising 150 metres and visible 30[…] Read More

Stanley and the North West

From Burnie, with its industrial heritage and busy port, the Bass Highway follows the coast westward along the coast. The drive takes you past some impressive geological features; Mt Roland near Devonport, Table Cape just beyond Wynyard and the Nut at Stanley, an immense flat topped, volcanic plug rising 150 metres and visible 30 km[…] Read More

Strahan

Strahan is a picturesque fishing village on beautiful Macquarie Harbour and sits on the doorstep of Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area. Strahan has a unique pioneering heritage and a dark convict past that is at odds with the beauty of the surrounding forests and wilderness. The town has many stories to tell of the convicts[…] Read More

Tullah

Tullah is on the edge of Lake Rosebery and overlooked by magnificent Mount Farrell and Mount Murchison. Once a small mining town, it was extended in the 1970s to accommodate workers on the Pieman River Power Development Scheme. In Tullah, you can hire a mountain bike or take a wilderness walk for unsurpassed views of[…] Read More