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Abundant produce, clever makers and epic wilderness – a journey in the north west is a feast for the senses. 

Eat up. Follow your food from paddock to plate (or glass) while meeting the farmers, makers, distillers and beekeepers along the way. 

Get wild. Explore rugged coastlines, ancient rainforests, tranquil rivers and mysterious caves. Stand on a clifftop and feel the force of the Roaring Forties. Breathe deep. This is the cleanest air in the world.

Best of the north west

The produce

The north west delivers the ultimate paddock-to-plate experience. Meet the producers on the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail and try local berries, hazelnuts, cheese, chocolate, craft beer and wine. Hunt for truffles. Eat seafood straight off the boats. Tuck into a succulent steak. Taste honey from the hives in takayna / Tarkine.

 

The air

Stand atop the cliffs at Cape Grim where the Roaring Forties deliver some of the world’s cleanest air. See the state’s first wind farm. Drink harvested raindrops. Face the mighty swell that sweeps across thousands of kilometres of unbroken ocean at the Edge of the World. Inhale the scent of the rainforest on the Tarkine Drive.

 

The towns

Bustling port cities, a giant penguin, the town of murals and quirky seaside villages – take the alternative routes between towns and take in the scenery. Drive the winding road to pretty Boat Harbour. Step back in time in the historic seaside village of Stanley at the base of The Nut, an ancient volcanic plug.

 

The wilderness

See craggy Cradle Mountain, stroll around Dove Lake and spot the wombats. Shoot down a waterslide into a hidden canyon. Step into Australia’s greatest expanse of cool-temperate rainforest at takayna / Tarkine. Duck underground into one of the 400 caves that puncture the Mole Creek Karst National Park.

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