North West Coast
From the abundant wildlife of Narawntapu National Park along 200 km of scenic coastal drive to the wild and remote far North West Coast.
Explore: Tasmania's North West
Duration: 2 - 4 days
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Devonport - Burnie
- Start your journey at Narawntapu National Park just east of Devonport, where Forester kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and pademelons graze unconcerned by your presence.
- Across the Rubicon estuary from the national park is Port Sorell with its distinctive, attractive beach and laid-back lifestyle where you can join the locals on a relaxed walk along the foreshore.
- Wander among the 1,900 trees of the Tasmanian Arboretum at nearby Eugenana. Platypus can be reliably seen most days in Founder's Lake and around 80 local bird species are present.
- Follow the coast highway between Devonport and Burnie for a scenic drive that passes through the small towns of Ulverstone and Penguin.
- At Penguin, have your photo taken with the 'Big Penguin' on the foreshore. Penguin also has a great range of cafes and dining options if you choose to stay longer.
- Just a 20 minute detour inland from Ulverstone is Gunns Plains Cave. The cave was formed by an underground river that still flows and contains Giant Freshwater Lobster, fish and eel. Lofty chambers contain many varied formations including magnificent calcite shawls. Platypus sleep and nest in the sandy banks along the river.
- Overnight Burnie and surrounds.