Welcome to Devonport & The Northwest
Tasmania's northwest is the island in a nutshell – wild and untramelled in parts, quietly sophisticated in others. Home to two national parks – Rocky Cape and Savage River – as well as the spectacular Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, this part of the island is rich in wilderness and poor in tourists, and you'll have many sites, landscapes and beaches to yourself. Little-visited areas include the ancient rainforests of the Tarkine wilderness – known as takayna to the Tarkininer Aboriginal people – and the remote beaches on Tasmania's northwest tip, blown-over by the powerful Roaring Forties winds, the cleanest gusts on earth. Here, also, are some of the best places in Australia to see platypuses and penguins and to enjoy rustic meals featuring world-class local produce. Your memories of exploring one of the world's last unspoiled corners will linger long after you leave.