Your gateway to some of Tasmania’s most beautiful and unforgettable destinations, North West Tasmania has so much jam packed into one corner of the our state, you’ll be able to keep everyone entertained. You’ll find delicious food trails, adventure packed activities, stunning scenery, incredible wilderness experiences, along with our interesting history, arts and culture. No matter what it is you love doing, there’s no shortage of places to stay, dine and explore in Tasmania’s North West.
Jump in the car and begin your tour of Tasmania’s North West. From your front windscreen alone, you will be spoilt with beautiful scenery along the coast, through the countryside and winding mountains.
The classic coastal drive will take you through spectacular scenery with backdrops including Mt Roland situated behind Devonport, the famous Nut in Stanley, and Table Cape in Wynyard which can be seen exploding with colour every October when the tulips bloom. Stretching along the coast, you will be spoilt for choice with towns boasting their own unique gourmet produce, remarkable history, crystal clear beaches, including Australia’s 9th best beach, Boat Harbour, and the world’s cleanest air at Cape Grim. You'll find each town has its own unique attraction and culture.
Just a hop, skip and a jump from Devonport is the iconic Cradle Mountain; a beautiful scenic drive through the mountains will have you there in less than 1.5 hours, making it the perfect day trip for a memorable nature experience and endless walking trails to explore. Along with Cradle Mountain being a World Heritage Area, you will also find the Tarkine, famous for being the largest cool temperate rainforest in the world, without a doubt an incredible wilderness experience.
Known for its agriculture and ideal growing conditions, North West Tasmania’s countryside is a patchwork of fields with farmers committed to producing fresh produce, quality dairy products, and the best steak in the world! You will see the inspiration of our fine foods in the meals you eat, gourmet products you taste, fresh seafood and locally made treats including wine, chocolate and whiskey.
Your next adventure begins in North West Tasmania with walking trails galore, new Mountain Bike Trails popping up along the coast, adrenaline filled activities like canyoning in Cradle Mountain, and underground caves filled with glow worms and and sparkling crystals.
With plenty of history to be told in the area you will discover speciality museums, as well as Aboriginal Heritage sites all throughout the region. You will learn a lot about our area by simply stopping on your drives and reading the signs & information provided along the way. The creative flare of our locals pops up all throughout the area with public art such as the outdoor mural gallery in Sheffield, local art galleries, artisan shops and the local market stalls all providing a little taste of Tasmania in what they create & design.
For a more specific read on what you love doing most, click through to one of our blogs below and go deeper with your experiences in North West Tasmania.
- Tasmania’s Speciality Produce
- Adventure on the North West Coast
- North West Tasmania Wilderness Experiences
- Discover Arts, Culture & History in North West Tasmania
We are privileged to share with you a little snippet of North West Tasmania at Providore Place with our weekly markets. Here you will find a taste of what to expect in our wonderful region through the local produce and speciality artisans who demonstrate their creativity and love for our region.
For more about our weekly markets and what’s coming up next, click here.