Field Guide

World Heritage

Since 1982 the Western Tasmanian Wilderness National Park has been included as a UNESCO World Heritage listing

Here you’ll find (if you’re lucky) plants and animals that are found nowhere else in the world, the most unspoiled temperate rainforest in Australia and magnificent mountain beauty.  The World Heritage listing also includes the Macquarie Harbour Historic Site, one of Tasmania’s earliest penal settlements.

How’s that for diversity?

Despite the UNESCO listing, people can still access our wilderness. With this access come a responsibility to respect the unspoilt environment and ensure the cultural and heritage values which saw the area listed are not destroyed.

The West Coast’s natural, distinctive beauty has evolved over millennia and since 1982 the Western Tasmanian Wilderness National Park has been included as a UNESCO World Heritage listing.

That’s almost a million hectares of pristine habitat considered to be of global significance due to its natural and cultural features. Right here. In our backyard.

What can we say?  The West has always punched above its weight.