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3 Days Good
The West Coast is the Gateway to Tasmania’s World Heritage area situated amongst pristine temperate rainforest, mountains and spectacular coastal beaches.
5 Days Better
The drive links the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park in the North to the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park in the south all part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area.
7 Days Best
The West Coast is a place of spectacular beauty with its jagged mountains, wild rivers and ancient forests.
The original port of Zeehan, home to magnificent surf beaches, great fishing and fantastic views. A visit to the Trial Harbour History Room is a must.
Spion Kop Lookout
Named after a battle in the Boer War, climb this short but steep walkway to enjoy fantastic 360 degree views of Queenstown. With some mining and heritage exhibits along the way and interpretation information at the top to help you learn the names of key landmarks, Spion Kop can help you truly appreciate Queenstown.
Ever walked through a 100 m long abandoned railway tunnel? Just outside of Zeehan is the Spray Tunnel Loop, an easy one-hour return walk that passes through the Spray Tunnel, a 100 m long abandoned train tunnel that leads to what was the Spray Silver Mine.
Macquarie Heads Camp Ground
Macquarie Heads Camping Ground offers bush campsite accommodation, great fishing and beautiful views whilst walking along the beach. Located 15km (30 minutes) from Strahan, access is by a gravel road and a boat ramp and public toilets are available. Please carry your own water and firewood.
Kitty's Place combines personal service with the comfort of five modern self-contained apartments. Easy access to West Strahan Beach on the banks of Macquarie Harbour.
The Railway Hotel
The Railway Hotel provides family and backpacker style accommodation at Queenstown. There are six ensuite rooms accommodating 15 guests and 10 standard rooms with shared bathroom facilities accommodating 20 guests. There are laundry facilities which include a washing machine and a clothes dryer.
Henty Sand Dunes
A series of giant dunes formed by the Roaring Forties are great to explore. The dunes are around 30m high, reaching several kilometres inland and extending 15 km along the coast. From the picnic area it's an easy 1.5 hr return walk through the dunes to Ocean Beach.
The harbour may look beautiful - postcard perfect - but it has seen terrible hardship and untold suffering.
West Coast Wilderness Railway - Strahan
The four-hour River and Rainforest tour takes you from the shores of Macquarie Harbour into the rainforest and mountains of Tasmania’s rugged west coast. Soak up the stunning views of Macquarie Harbour as you travel along the foreshore from Regatta Point Station in Strahan.
Delicious drinks & friendly atmosphere. Call in and see the Car in the Bar Tullah Tavern is open every day from 11 am offering lunch and dinner from our café. Our food is prepared fresh on the premises and is homemade. We offer a wide selection including vegetarian and gluten-free options.
View 42' Restaurant & Bar
Tasmania’s finest and freshest seafood served up along with a magnificent view overlooking Macquarie harbour. View 42° Restaurant & Bar utilises local products from its pristine surrounding environment to create sumptuous meals for breakfast and dinner.
Wilderness Whisky and Spirits
Kerrellie Cottages have opened a new Whiskey and Spirits tasting bar inside the Wilderness Woodworks on the waterfront in Strahan. So come on down to Wilderness Whisky and Spirits and have a chat with Kerry and sample of the whisky and spirits from all around Tasmania.
Heritage & Arts
West Coast Reflections Exhibition
Architects, writers, woodturners, gardeners and historians contributed their talents to the acclaimed exhibition West Coast Reflections at the West Coast Visitor Information and Booking Centre.
Eric Thomas Galley Museum
Housed in the 1897 Imperial Hotel offering a unique collection telling stories of survival, endurance and sacrifice, as well as providing a very personal record of the people themselves and their daily lives.
Queenstown Recreation Ground
In Queenstown, our footy players play on a gravel oval, not grass. It’s not for the faint of heart. Built in 1895 the ground has been called the most infamous and feared football field in Australia. The "Gravel" was inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
Lake Mackintosh is one of the most beautiful lakes in the region. The lake and surrounding country is magnificent with myrtle, sassafras and eucalypt forests along with native ferns growing almost to the lake's edge.
Imagine standing on a beach, gazing out at the ocean and knowing that the next landfall is South America, over 10,000km away.
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.
Break up the long drive and stretch your legs - you won't be disappointed. Nelson Falls are reached after an easy 20 minute return (1.4km) boardwalk stroll beside a river through a forest of sassafras, myrtle and ferns. The falls are especially spectacular after heavy rain.
Donaghys Hill Lookout
Enjoy wilderness views of mountain tops and the Franklin River after this short walk. The track climbs a hill at an easy grade and lands you perched and protected on a rocky lookout point where superb wilderness views will keep your camera busy.