North West Tasmania Holidays

Stretching from the active port of Burnie, the highway west follows the Bass Strait in Tasmania's North West past rocky bluffs and capes and dense farmland all the way through floral fields and charming towns which are well worth stopping in to explore further.

Things To Do in North West Tasmania

• There's plenty to see and do surrounding Burnie including the Creative Paper Mills, Regional Art Gallery, Lactos Cheese Tasting Centre, Pioneer Village Museum and Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden.
• The area is also renowned for its lovely gardens including Burnie's Annsleigh Gardens, Edith Creek's Allendale Gardens, Rocky Cape's Tanfield Gardens and Table Cape's Tulip Farm.
• Fern Glade is home to a friendly platypus population which can been seen morning and evening.
• There are a number of scenic waterfalls located in the area including Detention Falls, Guide Falls, Waratah Falls and Dip Falls.
• Heading south, pass through Hellyer Gorge on your way to the heritage mining town of Waratah.
• A short beach walk in Wynyard takes you to Fossil Bluff while further out, Table Cape offers stunning views and vibrant tulip farms.
• Boat Harbour and Sisters Beach are ideal swimming spots while the Rocky Cape National Park offers excellent nature walks.
• Aside from art galleries and studios, Stanley is home to the birthplace and cottage of Joseph Lyons, former Australian Prime Minister.
• Set into the side of The Nut, Stanley offers a chairlift to the summit with a walking track also available if you're feeling up to it.
• Just 5 picturesque nautical miles from The Nut is Bull Rock, home to fairy penguin and Australian fur seal populations.
• Located in Smithton, Lake Chisholm and the surrounding reserves offer a stunning picnic spot.
• Despite its gloomy name, Cape Grim is home to the cleanest air in the world and nearby Marrawah offers fantastic surfing.
• Tour the Arthur River and discover a rich range of wildlife including majestic sea eagles.

Accommodation in Tasmania's North West