Weather is a big talking point on the West Coast.
We have four distinct seasons – often in a single day – and the weather will make itself known to you.
Bring your hat and sunscreen. But also bring a raincoat. It’s an experience.
Summer is consistently 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. We have stunningly warm days, with the sun burning warmer here than “on the mainland”.
Perfect for fishing, a day at the lake or beach, walks and exploring.
On the West Coast you’ll be near temperate rainforests and the sea. As a result, the West Coast area is the wettest region in Tasmania.
Winter is the perfect time to experience the area. Wander through the pristine wilderness (with sturdy boots), smell the fresh air and listen to the sound of waterfalls.
Or head indoors and immerse yourself in our museums and galleries, warming up in our cafes and restaurants whilst enjoying snow-capped mountain views.
Amongst all this wild, you’ll still find a sense of calm.
A stillness on the lake, a bird perched in a tree and a friendly smile from a local happy to say “Welcome to the rainforest…. don’t complain about the rain…”
Kelly Basin Walk
Walk with history down the route of the former railway line to Kelly Basin, where remains of rail bridges and sleepers are reminders of the past. Where once 1000 people lived, today only historic remnants of the former town of Pillinger can be seen amidst lush green mosses and tree ferns.
The reflections will take your breath away. This picturesque lake is surrounded by myrtle, sassafras and eucalypt forests and offers trout fishing. Lake Rosebery is man-made and plays an important role in Tasmania's hydro-electric system.
Montezuma Falls is Tasmania's highest waterfall. The track to the falls begins at Williamsford, two kilometres south of Rosebery.