North West Tasmania Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Places in North West Tasmania

Cradle Mountain and Lake Dove (Paul Sinclair)

North West Tasmania

Enter an ancient landscape of dense forests and majestic deep blue lakes as you travel through Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park towards Strahan. Along the way discover a rich history and remains of gold and copper mines at Queenstown. Take a tour on the historic West Coast Wilderness Railway from Queenstown to Strahan, and observe the region’s pristine wilderness.

One of the best places to explore World Heritage Area wilderness is Strahan, the major harbour town on the West Coast. Experience the spectacular Gordon River on a cruise across Macquarie Harbour and discover the ancient rainforest.

Learn of the region’s mining past at the West Coast Pioneers memorial Museum in Zeehan and see Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls, near Rosebery. Take the three hour return walk passing beautiful rainforest to the base of the 104 metre falls.

Travel the winding road into Cradle Country and discover the craggy profile of Cradle Mountain, surrounded by native beech, rainforest and alpine of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, and clear glacial lakes including Dove Lake. Enjoy one of the short walks or more challenging treks.

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Cape Sorell (Joe Shemesh)