North West Coast

Tasmania’s north-west coast is one of the state’s most prosperous farming areas and an increasingly popular tourist destination.

Start your travels inland at Waratah which was once the world’s richest tin mine, then move on to Arthur River and explore the Tarkine wilderness.

Head north to Smithton, the gateway to Dismal Swamp and Woolnorth farm, or visit the historic fishing town of Stanley home to The Nut, a mountainous viewing platform with seal-spotting cruises and penguin-watching at its base.

For spring time tulips and Table Cape views visit the beautiful town of Wynyard or travel further along the coastline to Burnie, home of Hellyers Road Whiskey distillery and Creative Paper.

Visit the bustling market town and a lively cafe culture of Penguin with the coastal town of Ulverstone nearby featuring the Gunns Plains Caves.

Continue to Devonport, the point of entry for the Spirit of Tasmania ferries, or admire the coastal beauty of Port Sorell.

Close by lies Latrobe with its beautifully restored historic buildings and the Australian Axeman’s Hall of Fame, or visit the town of murals in Sheffield.

Finish off with a trip to King Island, an island of exploration and cheese indulgence featuring more than 70 shipwreck sites.

Don’t miss The North West Coast for a relaxing, adventurous and unique experience.

See the trip planner to plan your trip in this region.
Picture Top: Highfield. Credit: Tourism Tasmania & John de la Roche

Pictured Below: Table Cape Tulip Farm. Credit: Tourism Tasmania & John de la Roche.