Seek untamed wilderness, follow in the footsteps of pioneers and uncover wild stories of mining booms and busts in western Tasmania.
Tasmania’s west is known for its wilderness landscapes – temperate rainforests and alpine plains, mountains and glacial valleys, wild rivers and windswept coasts. Lesser known are the human stories of the Western Wilds: tales of survival, endurance, folly and grand vision that live on in local memory and heritage streetscapes. Take a steam train through the rainforest, haunt a ghost town and chat with locals. Drive the 99 Bends, and stand at the windswept edge of the world.
4 days in the Derwent Valley
Spanning orchards and farmland, dense rainforest and historical streetscapes, the Derwent Valley is the perfect entrée to Tasmania’s west.