Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park

Part of the World Heritage–listed Tasmanian Wilderness, this 1262-sq-km national park incorporates glacier-sculpted mountain peaks, river gorges, lakes, tarns and wild alpine moorlands stretching all the way from th…
Top Choice National Park in Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Saved from hydroelectric immersion in the 1980s, this World Heritage–listed national park embraces the catchment areas of the Franklin and Olga Rivers and part of the Gordon River – all exceptional rafting, bushwalk…
Top Choice National Park in Southwest National Park

Southwest National Park

One of the planet’s last great isolated wilderness areas, this 600,000-plus hectare national park is Tasmania’s largest and the home to some of the island's last tracts of virgin temperate rainforest. Part of the Ta…
Wildlife Reserve in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Devils@Cradle

A refuge for Tasmanian devils, this excellent wildlife sanctuary also plays host to occasional eastern and spotted-tail quolls. Though open all day for self-guided visits, try to sign up for a tour (preferably at ni…
Beach in Strahan

Ocean Beach

Head six kilometres west of Strahan's town centre to find Ocean Beach, awesome as much for its 40km length as for the strength of the surf that pounds it. This stretch of sand and sea runs uninterrupted from Trial H…
Museum in Zeehan

West Coast Heritage Centre

Housed in the 1894 School of Mines & Metallurgy, this museum is the pride of the local community and the town's major tourism drawcard. There's plenty to see, including a huge mineral display, photographs and do…
Landmark in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Wall in the Wilderness

Wood sculptor Greg Duncan is the genius behind this 100m-wide panorama depicting the history of the Tasmanian highlands, which is presented in a purpose-built structure 2km outside Derwent Bridge. The skill and deta…
Viewpoint in Queenstown

Iron Blow Lookout

On top of Gormanston Hill on the Lyell Hwy, just before the final descent along hairpin bends into Queenstown, is a sealed side road leading to an utterly spectacular lookout over the geological wound of Iron Blow. …
Historic Building in Zeehan

Gaiety Theatre

When the Gaiety opened in February 1898, a troupe of 60 performers was brought to town from Melbourne and played to 1000 spectators every night for a week. Soon, this grand theatre building was hosting films, plays,…
Museum in Strahan

West Coast Reflections

The Strahan Visitor Centre is home to this creative and thought-provoking display on the history of the west coast. It includes a refreshingly blunt appraisal of the region’s environmental disappointments and achiev…