TAS North West Coast

The City of Devonport, port of the Spirit of Tasmania ships, is the gateway to this diverse region. Inland is the Cradle Country Tourism routes with a range of diverse landscapes, from idyllic agricultural hinterland to the renown Cradle Mountain at the edge of the Tasmanian World Heritage Area.

Returning to the coast there is a bridge welcome in Ulverstone and Penguin, with an alternate routes inland to Leven Canyon and Gunns Plains Caves.

Visit the Great Western Tiers Tourist Route. The chain of mountains that forms the 'tier' holds more than 3,00 lakes and tarns; so valuable is the rare alpine environment it is protected as a World Heritage Area. The area is popular for ties walks, waterfalls, historic homes, gardens, artists and craftspeople.

Further to the North West is the Great Nature Trail. This road follows the coast of Bass Strait past Bernie with its industrial heritage and busy port, pretty seaside villages, penguin rookeries, tulip fields and peaceful sandy coves to Stanley, one of the prettiest towns in Australia. On the far north west tip is Cape Grim, where area air is the world's cleanest.