Tasmania's wild southwest corner is an edge-of-the-world domain made up of primordial forests, rugged mountains and endless heathland, all fringed by untamed, often unvisited beaches and turbulent seas. It's among the last great wilderness areas on earth: an isolated, magisterial place that's ripe for adventure.
Once inhabited by the Southwest Aboriginal people, Southwest National Park is the largest national park in Tasmania and the biggest slice of the Unesco-listed Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Just one road cuts through the 6183-sq-km park, and this only goes as far as the hydroelectric station on the Gordon Dam. Otherwise all access is by light plane to the gravel airstrip at Melaleuca, by sailing boat around the tempestuous coastline, or on foot. Wild enough for you?