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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.
Franklin River Nature Trail
Perhaps the best-known river within the World Heritage area, this walk through cool temperate rainforest will give you an idea of the beauty that lies within this wild river wilderness. This walk along the banks Franklin River will take approximately 25 minutes return (1km).
Sterling Valley Trail
A technically challenging but rewarding trail through beautiful myrtle rainforest with spectacular views to the impressive face of Mt Murchison.
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.
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.
Strahan Beach Tourist Park
With good amenities,Strahan Beach Tourist Park - is the perfect place to base your West Coast holiday. With good amenities,Strahan Beach Tourist Park - is the perfect place to base your West Coast holiday. Strahan Beach Tourist Park is an affordable, family friendly, cabin and caravan park.
Sharonlee Strahan Villas
Sharonlee Strahan Villas set in spacious gardens offers self-contained accommodation. Sharonlee's two-bedroom villa units can accommodate up to four guests with one larger family unit accommodating five to six people. Each unit has a separate bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen and a combined living and dining area.
The harbour may look beautiful - postcard perfect - but it has seen terrible hardship and untold suffering.
King River Rafting
Discover pristine wilderness on one-day rafting experiences from Queenstown, with several amazing rafting experiences to choose from. King for the Day: a full day rafting experience that has it all - a swiftly flowing gorge to a serene river where you'll past Huon Pines and wildlife.
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.
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.
Heemskirk Motor Inn & Restaurant
We are centrally located to all the West Coast attractions. The Heemskirk has 34 rooms including executive double rooms to self contained, spacious two-bedroom apartments. Ample parking is available at no charge. Relax in the hotel bistro as you enjoy our chefs fresh cuisine.
The Coffee Shack
Owned by sisters Mikaela and Tahlia McDermott who both spent all oftheir childhood in Strahan. Hiding away in the fern trees in the Esplanade, youʼll find home baked treats and coffee made with love.
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.
Heritage Miners Cottage
In the heart of Rosebery, view a replica of an old Miners Cottage to capture a glimpse into the life of miners on the West Coast. This building is a replica of an early accommodation hut used for engineers who were required to stay onsite for security reasons, and other duties as necessitated.
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.
OOnah Hill Trail
The first purpose-built MTB trail on the West Coast, providing a mountain bike experience not found elsewhere in Tasmania.
Ocean Beach Trail
A 2km (4km return) low impact shared trail, ideal for cycling, walking, horses and the beginner mountain biker. With a car park at the trail head and magnificent Ocean Beach awaiting, the Ocean Beach Trail is perfect for families and those wanting to experience the fresh West Coast air and environment.
Montezuma Falls MTB
Ride gentle gradients to reach Tasmania's highest waterfall. The trail to the falls begins at Williamsford, two kilometres south of Rosebery, where this is free car parking.
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.
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.
Iron Blow Lookout
The Iron Blow is the site of the earliest major mining venture at Mount Lyell, back in 1883. The lookout gives a vertigo-inducing view of a landscape scarred by historical mining activity. Walk out onto a cantilevered lookout offering fantastic views over the former open cut mine and the Linda Valley.
Take a short walk on the edge of a mountain to discover a seasonal 50 metre waterfall at the foot of Mount Owen. The falls are best seen after heavy rain or in the winter/spring period but even during summer you'll experience magnificent mountain views.
A short, 30m walk from the road will take you to a purpose-built lookout where you can witness Stitt Falls flowing. Dogs are welcome if kept on a leash and please supervise children as there is flowing water.
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.