Man standing on a mountain topWherever the wilderness lies, the wilderness story exists.

The next iconic Tasmanian drive, the Western Wilds is set to forge its place as a must-do Tasmanian attraction.

Adding to the already successful Great Eastern Drive, the new route will encourage visitors to explore the diversity, historic significance and spectacular wilderness of the region on a challenging but rewarding drive through the west of the state.

Known as the gateway to Tasmania’s World Heritage Area, the region also boasts popular attractions such as luxury cruises on the Gordon River and vintage steam train trips between two of the larger towns in the region - coastal Strahan and the mining town of Queenstown.

To make the journey in itself part of the adventure, local tourism operators have collaborated with the Tasmanian Government’s Public Art program to create unique story stops featuring commissioned artworks. Each stop will reveal the secrets of the region’s Indigenous culture, the mining industry, the Thylacine and the development of the state’s renewable energy scheme, all at significant points along the journey.

Would you like to know more about the western region of Tasmania where this exciting new journey will launch?  Or do you have clients in mind that you think will enjoy this new journey? See our 5 day and 7 day itineraries for inspiration.

Further information will be available on the Western Wilds website, scheduled for release by the end of 2018.

Image credit: Jess Bonde