Western Wilderness of Tasmania
Welcome to Tasmania’s wild, wild West offering World Heritage environments, raw nature and infamous convict history. With a number of charming towns to visit and attractions to explore, you won’t want to leave this primitive corner of Tasmania.
Explore the capital of the wilderness: Strahan is home to the stunning Gordon River and the gateway to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area. Encounter the rough narrow waters of Hells Gates and witness historical buildings in the town centre.
Queenstown is bursting with rich mining history which has left a legacy on the unique hills that surround the town. Head to Zeehan and experience the historical theatre and top of the range 4WD tracks. Admire the natural attractions of Roseberry and Tullah or marvel at the sheer beauty of Lake St Clair, Waratah and Corinna.
Mole Creek lies at the gateway to iconic Cradle Mountain and is home to the world-class Mole Creek Caves and Trowunna Wildlife Park. Navigate the Great Western Tiers or enjoy the natural magnificence of the Walls of Jerusalem.
Cradle Mountain is perhaps one of the biggest draws to this part of Tasmania and is famous for beautiful Dove Lake and the Overland Track, a six day iconic trek through Lake St Clair National Park.
Make the wild western wilderness part of your next Tasmanian adventure.
Surrounded by a range of world-class natural attractions, Strahan is the gateway to explore the magic of the western wilderness. Take a leisurely cruise down the Gordon River and learn about this World Heritage area. Marvel at the historic buildings in the town and visit the lighthouse at Hell’s Gates.
Wander through this charming mining town and delve underground to experience an authentic mine tour. Absorb the many historical buildings and stop by the Empire Hotel famous for its carved Tasmanian Blackwood staircase.
Walls of Jerusalem
Discover the mesmerising beauty of Walls of Jerusalem National Park with its magnificent Jurassic peaks, conifer forests and still lakes. Enjoy a walk along one of the park’s main track and absorb the natural beauty around you. Look out for Herods Gates, Lake Salome and Solomons Jewels, just three of the park’s spectacular natural attractions and sights.
Situated in stunning Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain is one of the state’s most luring natural attractions. Walk the Dove Lake Circuit and experience awe-inspiring views, snow-capped peaks and native Tasmanian wildlife. Brave the famous Overland Track and navigate into the heart of the wild. Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at Pepper’s Lodge beside a roaring fire.