Discover the Spectacular Natural Wonders of West Coast Tasmania Now

“Discover the Spectacular Natural Wonders of West Coast Tasmania Now”.The West Coast area of Tasmania is made up of rugged coast, serene natural harbours, densely forested mountain ranges, fast flowing rivers, steep gorges, rainforest wilderness and ghost towns. Inland are a number of historic mining towns, including Queenstown, with it eerie, infamous ‘lunar landscape’, the result of a lethal combination of bushfires, rainfall, along with tree-felling and sulphur from mining activity around a century ago.

Discover the Spectacular Natural Wonders of West Coast Tasmania Now

The region has some of the most pristine and beautiful wilderness in the world, encapsulated in the World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. It is often said that in this part of Tasmania there are just four days a year when it doesn’t actually rain. Bushwalkers are rewarded by spectacular nature sights, and even the less energetic can enjoy the untouched rainforests along the Gordon River.

The coastline is dauntingly isolated, with only one small town, Strahan, directly on the seaboard. The region to the south of Strahan, both inland and by the coast, is pure, untouched wilderness. There are no roads into the area and there are no permanent settlements – access is either by sea, seaplane or on foot. Thouse who dare venture here discover some of the most stunning scenic vistas in the world.

Discover the Spectacular Natural Wonders of West Coast Tasmania Now

Discover the Spectacular Natural Wonders of West Coast Tasmania Now

How To Get There

Mt Rugby, Bathurst Harbour

By car, from Devonport, follow Bass Highway west. At Somerset, take Murchison Highway. This highway approaches the region from the north. From Hobart, take Brooker Highway almost to Bridgewater. At Granton, take Lyell Highway or approach the region from the south via New Norfolk, Ouse and Derwent Bridge.
By coach, Tassielink Coaches services all major centres throughout Tasmania. A bus service operates to and from Strahan from most major Tasmanian centres, flights can also be charted as an all weather airstrip is located only 2 km from the town centre.

Best Time To Go

Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour

One of the best times to visit the region is from April to June when the days are fine and still. This is possibly the best time of the year to see the magnificent mirror image reflections of the Gordon River, also at this time many activities and accommodation places offer special standby rates.
Most of the activities in places like Strahan operate for the whole year although, there are more in summer. Peak season is from November to late April and during this time it is essential to book everything ahead as for the majority of this time all accommodation, cruises etc are fully booked for weeks in advance. Summer time in Strahan sees mild to warm days with an average of 22 degrees, in winter the days are cold with snow often restricting travel throughout Tasmania during July and August.

Discover the Spectacular Natural Wonders of West Coast Tasmania Now




Major Centres

  • Queenstown
  • Strahan
  • Zeehan
  • Rosebery

Towns and Villages

  • Derwent Bridge
  • Tarreleah
  • Melaleuca
  • Trial Harbour
  • Granville Harbour
  • Waratah
  • Corinna

Natural Attractions

  • Port Davey/Bathurst Harbour
  • Macquarie Harbour
  • Franklin River
  • Gordon River
  • Southwest National Park
  • South Coast Walk Track
  • Frenchmans Cap
  • Lake St Clair
  • Point Hibbs
  • Waterfalls of Southern and South West Tasmania


  • Wild West
  • Circumnavigate Tasmania


  • South Coast Walk Track
  • Overland Track
  • West Coast Wilderness Walking Track
  • Port Davey Track
  • Lake St Clair
  • Mt Rufus
  • Shadow Lake Circuit
  • Echo Point
  • Franklin River Nature Trail
  • Donaghys Hill
  • Nelson Falls
  • Kelly Basin
  • Hogarth Falls
  • Montezuma Falls
  • Huon Pine Walk
  • Mount Farrell Summit Walk
  • Mount Cleveland Summit Walk
  • Philosophers Falls
  • Frankland River Walking Track, Balfour
  • Magnet Mining Trail
  • Lake Cumberland Walking Track
  • Frenchmans Cap
  • Federation Peak
  • West Arthurs
  • Lake Rhona


  • Accommodation
  • Car Hire

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