Savage River National Park


Named after the upper Savage River, this wilderness region in the northwest of Tasmania is home to the largest contiguous area of cool temperate rainforest surviving in Australia. There is rich primitive flora here, along with undisturbed river catchments, and diverse rainforest fauna, including many endangered species. It is inaccessible by 2WD car and has no tourism infrastructure.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Tasmania attractions

1. Guide Falls Farm

22.64 MILES

Next to Guide Falls is this slightly scruffy farm with pigs, sheep, an alpaca, a deer, goats, peacocks and an emu. Young children will love the baby…

2. Ransley Veteran Ford Collection

27.55 MILES

Owned and meticulously restored by a Wynyard local, this extraordinary collection of 17 vintage Ford cars and motorbikes is the pride of the town, and…

3. Fossil Bluff

28.23 MILES

Created by an ancient tidewater glacier, 275-million-year-old Fossil Bluff is rich in fossils, including the remains of prehistoric whales and the oldest…

4. Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

29.41 MILES

There are over 22,000 rhododendrons in this serene garden 8km south of Burnie, all of which flower in riotous colour in spring. There are also walking…

5. Table Cape Tulip Farm

29.49 MILES

The volcanic, chocolate-red soils of Table Cape are extraordinarily fertile, so it’s a perfect spot to grow tulips. In October, when the bulbs flower,…

6. Table Cape

29.61 MILES

The stunning flat-topped promontory known as Table Cape was named by Matthew Flinders in 1798 during his circumnavigation of the island with George Bass…

7. Table Cape Lookout

29.79 MILES

Offers stunning views over Bass Strait. Consider parking your car here and following the Lookout to Lighthouse Walking Trail (30 minutes return).

8. Hellyers Road Distillery

29.96 MILES

Take a stroll through the angel’s share at Australia's largest distillery; the tour is also the only way to get a tasting of Hellyers' cask-strength…