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Ulverstone is a bustling, coastal town at the mouth of the Leven River with picturesque coastal parks and a reputation among antique collectors. The rural area around Ulverstone is very English-like with rolling hills and a patchwork quilt of fields of rich, red soil ideal for agriculture. Inland are several small mixed farming communities, many[…] Read More


Waratah is a small town on the edge of the Tarkine wilderness and was once home to the richest tin mine in the southern hemisphere. Today, the town’s rich mining past has long since ended and the local museum with its collection of artifacts, photos and stories reveals the living conditions of those early pioneers[…] Read More

West Coast

The West Coast is the gateway to Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area, one of Australia’s last true wilderness frontiers. In Tasmania’s west are some of the world’s most beautiful and unforgettable natural wonders. With its rugged mountains, ancient rain forests and heath, the Tasmanian wilderness is a place of spectacular beauty and breathtaking scenery. Yet,[…] Read More

Western Wilderness

Tasmania’s Western Wilderness includes one of the most significant World Heritage Areas on earth and the drive from Hobart, through Queenstown to Strahan and the Gordon River, is totally captivating. On the way, Derwent Bridge makes a good base for visiting beautiful Lake St Clair with its surrounding mountains. Beyond is the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers[…] Read More


Wynyard is on a beautiful stretch of Tasmania’s North West Coast with beaches and bays in both directions. During spring, the city comes alive with tulips in bloom. Sitting on the banks of the River Inglis, rolling hills and a patchwork of green, gold and dark brown fields surround the town, giving it a pleasant[…] Read More


Rich in mining history and a great base for fishing, the main street is a reminder of a bygone era and the local museum is outstanding. Hidden in a valley of rugged hills and rainforest, Zeehan was established in the late 1800s after tin, silver and lead discoveries sparked the largest mining boom in Tasmania’s[…] Read More