Welcome to the West Coast
The Official Guide to Getting Lost
THIS IS A DIFFERENT PLACE
A place where the land was formed by intense geological pressures. Where waves carved out a wild coast. Where the trees grew tall, and endured for thousands of years.
And it has a different history. Of ships hulls carved by hand. Of railways hacked through dense rainforest by inches. Of riches gained by ripping out the guts of the Earth.
Some of that is behind us now. Some is not. But this place, and our history, have shaped us, and taught us that when you strip away convenience and excess and pretence, you discover true nature....and you discover your true nature.
By any measure Queenstown is one of the wonders of the world. A historic mining town that lies in a valley between Mount Lyell and Mount Owen, featuring a distinct cratered ‘moonscape’.
Australia’s steepest golf course. The southern hemisphere’s highest tree-covered mountain.
Rosebery is a case-study in West Coast extremities.
The iconic port on the banks of Macquarie Harbour, nestled between the Southern Ocean and Gateway to Tasmania’s World Heritage area.
On the shores of the stunning Lake Rosebery, Tullah seems peaceful – but it’s the perfect access point for wild West Coast wilderness.
Once Tasmania’s third-largest town (and called “the Silver City”), this previously bustling town is now better known for its heritage charm.