Welcome to The Southwest


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?


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The Southwest in detail