Exploring North west Tasmania

Exploring North West Tasmania it is the most diverse area of Tasmania and home to the Tarkine Drive. Along the way you will see many amazing beaches, Beautiful waterfalls and the amazing Scenery. Tasmania’s north-west is also home to Cradle Mountain, one of Tasmania’s most visited Places offering amazing nature experiences and Beautiful walks.

Wynyard


Inglis river ride or walk
The walk along the river begins at Guttridge Gardens to Inglis River Bridge, Bass Highway. You can then return on the other side of the river. The walk/ride one way is 5.5km making the loop 11km return. It is a Beautiful, peaceful walk/ride along an interesting trail that combines fine gravel and Boardwalks. It does have many stairs which makes the path difficult with a bike but still possible. We managed with Naomi’s electric scooter and Stefan’s Unicycle.

Fossil Bluff beach and Lookout
From the Carpark at Fossil Bluff beach follow the path uphill, The walk is short but is quite steep. It is a great lookout once at the top looking over the town of Wynyard and the Golf course.

Table Cape Lighthouse and Lookout
The ‘Cape’ as locals refer to it is sitting at 180 meters high. As drive to the top of the 12 million year old volcano you will reach thee Cape Lookout, where on a clear day you will get great views of the ocean below and george town’s Low Head also the Mountain ranges which are over 175 km away. From the lookout enjoy the stroll along the cliff tops, it is a 1.5km return circuit to the lighthouse. The Lighthouse is the only operating lighthouse which is open for tours October to May, The tours run for 30 minutes and is $10 per person. On the Cape is also the Cape Tulip farm which is open seasonally which starts on the 26th of September until late October each year, Entrance is $12 per adult and $2 for children 6-17.

Boat Harbour Beach
We camped at the Boat harbour holiday Park for $20 per night, they also offer power sites. At the camp there is water taps, $1 for a 2 minute hot shower, washing machine and toilet facilities.

Boat Harbour Beach

Rocky Cape National Park- Sisters Beach Entrance
The first 10 minutes of the start of any of these tacks will be steep but trust me it’s worth it the start of the anniversary circuit is affectionately known as the razorback track.
Anniversary Point, anniversary and broad view Hill circuit 2-3 hour circuit. Broadview Hill gives amazing views over the national park. Allow an extra 30 minutes for a side trip to doone Falls.
Banksia Grove, wet cave and Lee archer cave for a 1 hour circuit. Lee archer cave has a platform that allows you to see into the cave.
Anniversary bay 50 minute one way make it a circuit via banksia Grove, Lee archer Caves and wet caves.

Rocky Cape National Park-Rocky Cape Entrance

Views from the Lighthouse

The lighthouse has spectacular views looking out to the bass strait, From here you have two shorts walks one starting at the bottom of the hill you will see a small car park this is to see the North cave is a short 1.2km 30 minute return walk from the lookout you will notice a path that leads you under trees the path leads to cove beach it’s a short walk from the lookout and probably one of my favourite beaches.

As you are heading out of the national park you will pass Burges coves This is where you can find the short 20 minute return walk to the South Caves.There is also longer walks to. The walk to Tinkers lookout 6km return or the longer walk which is 10.3km return circuit, you will pass Cathedral Hill, Saddleback Hill, Tinkers Lookout and Cathedral Rocks. Then there is the Rocky cape circuit which is 16.6km return circuit. Click Here for more information on the walks.

Edgcumbe beach
On the way to stanley you will pass this Beautiful beach, we stopped by here on the way to Stanley it’s just off the main highway. It was totally worth the pit stop here, with beautiful crystal clear water, White sand and when the sun hits the water just right the water will light up a pearlescent blue.

Smithton
We camped at Tall Timbers Rv Park in Smithton, It is located just 12km out of Stanley and is 2 km out of the main town of Smithton, The Rv Park is free for fully self contained vehicles.In town there is a beautiful river walk along duck river you can walk the circuit in 40 minute walk. Either starting at the end of Lette street or at the end of Nelson Street. If your after a shorter loop park at smithton Boat ramp it is a short 20 minute walk along the boardwalk returning on the same path.

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