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The small town of Westerway sits by Mount Field National Park and offers wildlife encounters and Tasmania's most iconic waterfall. Start your adventure in Tasmania today.

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The small town of Westerway sits on the edge of Mount Field National Park and offers wildlife encounters, Tasmania's most iconic waterfall and great coffee.

Set on the banks of the picturesque Tyenna River, Westerway has been long associated with nearby Mt Field National Park, Tasmania's oldest and most loved nature retreat. The star attraction in the park is Russell Falls, a stunning cascade featured on Australia's very first postage stamp.

Closer to town, the fertile river flats produce tonnes of raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and apricots each year. Pick up a punnet or a bucket from farm gates and roadside stalls, or sample them all at the local riverside café.

Stop for a cup of quality coffee (or tea) and a bite to eat at the Possum Shed Restaurant, right on the banks of the Tyenna River. If you sit outside you may catch a glimpse of the resident platypus.

Accommodation is available at Bed and Breakfasts, government huts inside the national park and at the caravan park.

Westerway is about a 1-hr drive (65 km) north of Hobart, via New Norfolk.

Local tips

  • Fish the Tyena River, one of the best trout rivers in Tasmania