North West Coast

North West Coast

North West Coast - Tasmania

A veritable spring cleaning of the soul is waiting for lucky escape artists exploring the North West Coast of Tasmania that is blessed with some of the purest air in the world. Tantalise your taste-buds with samplings direct from the farmers gate and uncover your intense love of excitement and adventure amidst the wild luxuriance of temperate rainforest. Embark on a driving expedition beneath a shimmer of golden sun filtering through the trees and admire rolling hillside and rich farm country as you travel through this vibrant region of artistic towns and coastal villages.

The list of enriching activities in and around Devonport is huge, although it is best known as the home port of the Spirit of Tasmania I and II ferries and is blessed with stunning coastline and parklands on the banks of the Mersey River. Take yourself on an epicurean adventure of King Island well known for its gourmet delights including seafood, soft cheeses and beef. Latrobe has an admirable past of sensational triumphs with the richest wheel race and the Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, a testimony to the towns woodchopping roots. Celebrate all things 'Penguin' in this very special town, named after the cute creatures that can be seen scuffling up the beach to their nests from September through to March.

Port Sorell is tailor made for anyone happy to participate in water sports where beach lovers flock to this coastal holiday retreat in Summer to enjoy the temperate climate all year round. The fertile, tiny town of Wynyard is an agricultural hub that comes alive with vivid colour and lively events during the 'Bloomin' Tulips' festivities held over three weeks in late September early October.

Challenge your body on an Ulverstone Pedal Buggy through parkland and the gorgeous waterfront while breathing in the pure, fresh air. A simple stroll around the resourceful town of Sheffield, admiring beautiful works of art, tells the story of a rural town in decline that revitalised itself in the form of murals, transforming Sheffield into Tasmania's largest outdoor gallery.

Smithton is the gateway to The Tarkine where visitors can embark on a unique experience at Dismal Swamp with Tarkine Forest Adventures. The Nut is a volcanic plug towering above the surrounding sea and the town of Stanley, luring visitors from around the country and even the world to admire this incredible coastal vista.