Destination Focus — North West Coast Tasmania

Stanley, Boat Harbour, Wynyard, Devonport, Burnie, Sheffield...

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Destination Focus — North West Coast Tasmania

Destination Focus — Stanley

Stanley is a popular rural town that has breathtaking views of sandy coastline, rolling green hills and well-preserved history. Not only home to the Nut which is a large flat topped, volcanic plug rising 150 metres straight up from the water’s edge, Stanley is also home to colonial buildings, quality cafes and coastal adventures.

Just within 1-hour drive from Stanley is the Rocky Cape National Park, Tarkine wilderness and Savage River National Park.

 

Destination Focus — Boat Harbour

Boat Harbour is the perfect location for a holiday retreat offering a quiet bay, white sand and crystal-clear water. The town lies high above sea level with the beach lying below between rocky headlands.

The beach makes Boat Harbour the place to be. With waves safe for the family, rock pools to explore, pacific gulls, and clean white sand. The scenery is simply gorgeous, so keep your eyes out for the seals, whales and dolphins that may enter the bay area!

 

Destination Focus — Wynyard

Wynyard is located in the mouth of Inglis River and is famous for flat-topped Table Cape and fields of spectacular tulips. The relaxed town is a popular spot for swimming, fishing, kayaking and waterside walks.

Just nearby lies the famous Table Cape which is a large landform that extends into Bass Strait with stunning views from the lookout and nearby lighthouse — nothing but spectacular!

The town is a regional hub servicing surrounding rural areas and is home to the Burnie-Wynyard airport offering Regional Express to Melbourne and other areas.

 

Destination Focus — Devonport

Devonport is a bustling coastal city that hosts the Spirit of Tasmania trip from Melbourne to Devonport. Located on the Mersey River and the Bass Strait cost, the city enjoys mountain and ocean views and is close to some of Tasmania’s favourite locations including the superb Cradle Mountain.

Devonport is known for its produce grown in fertile soil with no shortage of great food in local pubs and cafes. There are places to row, sail, kayak and fish. Walking and cycling tracks that navigate along the coastal edge include views of Aboriginal rock carvings on the coastal trail to the Bluff.

Families will enjoy the scenic steam train ride on the Don River Railway to Coles Bay (30-minute return) which winds along the eastern banks of the amazing Don River.

 

Destination Focus — Burnie

Burnie is a vibrant and creative industrial centre, located on Emu Bay on Bass Strait. The city and the makers who call it home have taken a creative approach to promote the city.

At the Makers Workshop you’ll find paper making, ceramics, cheese tasting, glass, print makers, textiles, painters, sculptors and lots more!

Burnie is home to Australia’s largest boutique whisky distillery, where you can taste some of the world’s greatest whiskey at the cellar door.

 

Destination Focus — Sheffield

Sheffield a friendly rural town lies below the magnificent Mount Roland. It is known for its arts and history which have merged to create a town of murals. The history area is traced by the famous murals displayed through out the town, featuring Cradle Mountain pioneer Gustav Weindorfer, Tasmanian Tigers and representations of stories and characters of the past.

Mural Park holds the annual Mural Fest painting competition. Just nearby lies Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot, one of the world’s largest maze complexes with eight mazes, model village, pancake parlour and gift shop. Also, nearby the international rowing course is held at the attractive Lake Barrington and Devils Gate Dam.

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