Welcome to Devonport & The Northwest
Washed pure by the cleanest air on earth, and with soils so fertile they almost look edible themselves, Tasmania's northwest is rich in wilderness and poor in tourists – out here you'll have many sites, landscapes and beaches to yourself. The northwest is home to two national parks – Rocky Cape and Savage River – and is smothered in one of the largest temperate rainforests on the planet: the great, green Tarkine wilderness, known as takayna to the Tarkininer Aboriginal people, who were part of the North and Northwest groups that lived across this region prior to European settlement. Out here are also some of the best places in Australia to see platypuses and penguins, and to enjoy rustic meals featuring world-class local produce. Burnie and Devonport meanwhile maintain a gritty presence that feels as genuine and natural as the landscape that cradles them.