The West Coast region of Tasmania includes the townships of
Rosebery, Strahan, Tullah,
Zeehan, as well as the coastline, bays and
island that includes the famed Sarah Island
and Macquarie Harbour.
Some of the must see
in the region include the 33 km Ocean Beach facing 8,000 km of the Southern Ocean before you
hit Argentina. From the lookout, you get sweeping views of the rugged
coastline, from Cape Sorrel to Granville Harbour and if you are there
between November and March, you can catch the return of the mutton
birds, to their southern breeding rounds.
Strahan is the main tourist centre for the West Coast, being home to the
Strahan Airport that services the West Coast region. The town itself is located
on the northern shore of Macquarie Harbour.
Of course if nature is your
thing, there are a number of great walks for all level of fitness
- Short Walks (less than 2 hours)
- Hogarth Falls, Strahan
- Nelson Falls, Lyell Highway
- Donaghys Hill Lookout, Lyell Highway
- Franklin River, Lyell Highway
- Half Day Walks (2-4 hours)
- Montezuma Falls, Tullah/Rosebery
- Day Walks
- Kelly Basin (Bird River), Queenstown
- Mount Murchison, Tullah
Check out our listing of
accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information,
contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more
attractions, tours, local maps and other information.