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Three Capes Track, Tasman Peninsula.
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IN OUR COMMUNITY
Much is said of The Nut at Stanley,
but Table Cape at Wynyard is just as
fascinating a geological feature. You can
drive right to the top, to take in the views
from the lookout, walk to the lighthouse
and tiptoe through the tulips.
The beautiful beaches of Boat Harbour
and Sisters Beach are must-stops along
this drive, and you can stretch your legs
through Rocky Cape National Park.
For the truly adventurous, the final stretch
through to Marrawah rewards you with
some of the best windswept coastline and
surf breaks you will ever see.
Cockle Creek – famously the ‘end of the
road’, the furthest south you can drive
in Tasmania – is an oasis all of its own.
To get there, you travel through the rich
growing country of the Huon Valley,
where roadside apple stalls abound and
the road follows the Huon River for part of
the way, with boats perfectly reflected in
its dark depths.
The forests get denser as you travel
further south, and you can stop to walk
among the treetops at Tahune or go
underground at Hastings Caves.
At Lune River the road turns to gravel, so
you need to drive carefully and take your
time, but the rewards are rich as you enter
the Southwest National Park.
NEW NORFOLK TO
Long known for its history and shops full
of antiques and curios, New Norfolk is also
undergoing a resurgence as a place to
sample some of Tasmania’s finest produce.
From here you can choose two routes
on your way to the west. We recommend
through Ellendale where it’s a quick
detour up to Mt Field National Park, and
you can choose walks from less than two
hours to eight hours return.
The road to Queenstown winds its way
through lake country – watch out for the
spectacular Hydro pipes at Tarraleah
and stop off at Lake St Clair, Nelson Falls
or Donaghy’s Lookout to take in some
BURNIE TO ELIZABETH
TOWN VIA PENGUIN
AND PORT SORELL
The ‘old coast road’ from Penguin to
Ulverstone reveals wide expanses of blue
sea, strips of beaches and, on a clear day,
views all the way up the coast.
Port Sorell and the surrounding
Shearwater and Hawley areas have been
home to holidaymakers for many years,
and it’s easy to see why as you come upon
vast white sandy beaches.
Heading inland through the many farms
along the way, you can stop to enjoy
some of the fruits of their labour fresh from
the ground, or just take in the views of
rolling green paddocks and the mountain
BURNIE TO STRAHAN,
The mining towns of the West Coast
showcase a fascinating part of our history,
and driving via Waratah you can see this
at its best, along with the waterfall that the
town was built around.
Head west deep into the forest to Corinna,
where you can experience one of the
most unique Tasmanian road trips – on the
barge across the Pieman river, the only
way to pass through this area.
From here you can head south via Zeehan,
or head further inland to Tullah and then
back through Rosebery, then on to the
vibrant village of Strahan.
You don’t have to go far out of Hobart
to get to some of the best beaches in
southern Tasmania – Carlton and Park
beaches are just two that provide a
mix of sand and surf. Further on, some
spectacular natural features are a must-
stop, including the Tessellated Pavement,
and the more adventurous can try rock-
climbing and bushwalking along the
The Port Arthur Historic Site is a significant
part of our history, and a must-do for
history buffs and amateurs alike.
– Lake St Clair
At the time of writing, our state was in
the grip of bushfires that threatened
many areas. We recommend you check
your destination before you go, drive to
the conditions and please stay safe.
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