North West Tasmania Location Report


North West Tasmania is known for its rugged beauty, stunning coastlines and rich agricultural lands. There is a huge appeal now for people wanting to either visit or move permanently to this beautiful part of the world.

Anyone wishing for some natural beauty combined with culture, history and artisanal food and wine produced locally, will love it!
— Nicola Speer

Within the North West region of Tasmania, there are distinct areas that all deserve their own allocation of time to go and explore and enjoy. There is a good overview of each on this link  that will give you not only a sneak preview with its beautiful photographs, but also the right advice for getting there and what to see and do. From the township and close, friendly community of Burnie, to the harbours and beaches of Wynyard, to the thriving port-side city of Devonport, or the iconic walks and wildlife at Cradle Mountain, there is always something magical to do and see.

Discover North West Tasmania is another fantastic site to browse. They have stories and history as well as attractions and tips for planning to make sure you really maximise your time spent here. 


With all the options, it’s great to have good, informative guides to the North West region’s attractions. Again, a great source is here at

You can research and plan activities not only related the natural scenic adventure side that Tasmania is so famous for, but also ideas for arts and cultural activities, wellbeing and beauty, heritage and history, and not forgetting ideas on where to eat and drink.

Museums showcasing the layers of history that have built the North West region, as well as the rest of Tasmania provide relaxing places to wander and learn. Art galleries display the talent works of a great variety of local artists and markets pop up across the region with the food products and fresh produce from the local farmland and seas.

Wings Wildlife Park is an incredible place to see Australia’s wildlife up close. Conservation and rescue is a great part of the park and it’s absolutely a must for families visiting the region. 

Go where the world’s still wild, in a region that’s home to breathtaking scenery, unbelievable history, gourmet produce and the world’s cleanest air. There’s no end to the experiences on offer, and all of them are just a short trip away. No matter what you’re looking for in Tasmania’s North West, West Coast and on King Island, you’re sure to find something that astounds, surprises and delights.


How does it sound to pick cherries fresh from the tree, when in season, then eat a meal of cherry related pies, ice creams and other treats? You can do so here at the Cherry Shed

For award winning fine dining, how about Pier 01 Restaurant?  You will get the chance to taste some of Tasmania’s best produce in this stylish environment. 

If you’re keen to sample the products from artisan producers of cheese, beer, wine and sprits, you can do so all in a day’s pleasant drive around the towns, villages and countryside. Why not try the Seven Sheds Brewery, Meadery and Hop Garden?

How about a visit the Tasmanian Food and Wine Conservatory, a cafe and providore stocking 100% Tasmanian produce from the best growers and producers across the state?

The Hellyers Road Distillery is in Burnie, just a 30 minute drive from the Devonport Ferry Terminal and offers tastings, tours and sales of their famous whisky, distilled on site using Tasmania’s crystal clear water.

Lastly, the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail is a must for any food lovers:


The North West Region is a key gateway for the Spirit of Tasmania, which docks in the port of Devonport on arrival from Melbourne. A lovely way to arrive!

There are numerous flights into Launceston from Australian cities and a regional flight into Burnie too. Check some of the options and ideas here

Once you’re there, it’s recommended to have a car. It is easy to arrange car hire if on holiday with airport pickups or city.

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