Must-do experiences in the north-west and Tarkine
For those who start their Tassie holiday arriving in Devonport on the Spirit of Tasmania, the Bass Strait Maritime Centre is well worth a visit or wander the waterfront on the Victoria Parade walking track.
Once an industrial centre, Burnie has reinvented itself as a home to makers, craftspeople and boutique food and drink producers, in particular cheese and whisky. Visit the Makers’ Workshop to see artisans at work.
The pretty town of Stanley is dominated by The Nut, a huge volcanic plug that you can walk up or explore via chairlift. Nearby, Highfield Historic Site dates back to the 1830’s and tells the story of early life in the region.
The Tarkine Reserve is Australia's largest patch of temperate rainforest and is home to mountain ranges, wild rivers, buttongrass moorlands and a rugged coastline with long sandy beaches and coastal heath. The Tarkine Drive loops through the area and is accessed from Stanley, via Smithton.
Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail
Feed your senses and taste fresh produce, fine wines and other delicious treats on the tasting trail that snakes along the north-west coast then on to Cradle Mountain. Choose from chocolate, cheese, ginseng and honey and lots more. You’ll find all of the options on the interactive map on their website.