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Travel guide North West & Stanley


Farm Stay - Newry Park Cottage
By Anna Cleverley

Newry Park Cottage is halfway between Burnie and Stanley yet only 20 kms off the highway on the edge of the Tarkine Wilderness area and within easy access of Cradle Mountain World Heritage Site. We offer peace, solitude, bushwalking, fishing, bird watching and a lovely rural farm experience yet we are only 20 minutes from the coast and stunning sandy beaches. We aim to offer our guests great rural accommodation at a reasonable price, which appeals to families or groups of singles who are on a cost-conscious budget and prefer to be self-catering. It can be a “stay put” rural experience or used as a base to explore further afield the North West Coast of Tasmania. We have planted a vegetable and flower garden for the use of visitors. We have created walk wa... Read more

Discover the magic of Hide-Away Cottage Retreat
By Sue Bellamy

Nestled in rolling hills, just 8kms from Burnie, sits Hide-Away Cottage Retreat. This delightful fully self-contained, two-storey country cottage, is set among trees on peaceful rural acreage. It has all the rustic appeal of a hand-hewn cottage but is fully equipped, cosy and comfortable inside. It is an idyllic place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet close enough to Burnie to enjoy shopping, restaurants, theatre and the beach. The spacious kitchen is well-appointed with dishwasher, microwave, full size stove and refrigerator, making holiday cooking a breeze. A picnic basket and thermos are also supplied for those days when you are feeling adventurous, perhaps heading up the trail to visit the internationally renowned Cradle Mountain or the Tarkine Wilderne... Read more

A magical cottage for the whole family
By Sue Bellamy

Hide-Away Cottage Retreat is nestled in rolling hills, just 8kms from Burnie. This delightful family-friendly, fully self-contained, country cottage, is set among trees on peaceful rural acreage. A world apart from the hustle and bustle of city life, it is an idyllic place to bring the family, yet close enough to Burnie to enjoy shopping, restaurants, theatre and the beach. In the spacious grounds, children can enjoy their own exclusive playground, with swings, slide, safety trampoline and basketball hoop. They may also enjoy the outdoor games supplied and at feeding times the sheep may be hand-fed, providing a genuine rural experience. A high chair and other children’s furniture can be found in the cottage and for the babies, a porta-cot and change table are available an... Read more

Wynyard, TAS
By Kylie Jane Degeling

Taking a break in Wynyard, Tasmania offers an unusual array of laid-back excitement. This delightful seaside town offers the best of relaxation, while providing adventure lovers plenty of scope to keep their adrenaline pumping. Spectacular views from Table Cape offer year-round enjoyment, made even more exquisite when the region brightens up with colour during the Wynyard Tulip Festival.   Once a major Tasmanian sea port due to its previous timber industry; today the town is a quiet haven of beauty and friendly locals.    Things to do: Tiptoe through the tulips: Wynyard is famous for its Tulip festival each October. If you’re in the area during late September or early October, also be sure to check out Van Diemen’s Bulb Farm where you can view fields of... Read more

Tasmania On Tour
By ATDW Database

Contact: stephen@tasmaniaontour.com.au
Tasmania on Tour, based in Sisters Beach, provide tours in Northern and Southern Tasmania.
Tasmania on Tour specialise in local one day tours of Northwest Tasmania, and are accredited to carry up to 12 passengers. Offering an experienced and reliable service, are ideal for small groups with a minimum of four passengers. Bookings are essential.. www.tasmaniaontour.com.au Read more

Western Aviation
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6442 1111 or info@westernaviation.com.au
Western Aviation are based on Tasmania’s northwest coast at Wynyard and offer a range scenic flights.Experience the spectacular scenery that Tasmania has to offer by light aircraft or helicopter. We have several popular flights available where you can see breathtaking views of what the Tasmanian wilderness has on show, from snow capped mountains, deep gorges, magnificent rainforests, to the rugged West coast. Choose from one of our popular flights, or we can tailor one to suit you, the only limit is your imagination. Destinations can be as varied as King Island, Cape Grim and its wind farm, Strahan, Bathurst Harbour or Cradle Mountain . No matter where it is that you want to go, or what it is that you want to see, We can fly you there.Flights are available from Smithton and Wynyard. Scenic... Read more

Tassie Tag Along Four Wheel Drive Adventure Tours
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6428 3093 or aspinks@southcom.com.au
Tassie Tag Along Four Wheel Drive Adventure Tours offer guided tours of Tasmania’s wilderness areas. Based at Marrawah on the north-west coast, Tassie Tag Along Four Wheel Drive Adventure Tours will guide you on a multi-day tours.
Explore the rem... Read more

Tall Timbers Adventure Tours
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6452 2755, 1800 628 476 or enquiries@talltimbershotel.com.au
Tall Timbers Adventures offers a range of tours in Tasmania’s far north-west. The tours operate from the Tall Timbers Hotel at Smithton, an hour’s drive west of Burnie (86 kilometres/53 miles) and 15 minutes south-west of Stanley (12 kilometres/seven miles).The tours include full and half-day Tarkine Wilderness Experiences. Travelling in Tall Timbers’ OKA 14-seat four wheel drive vehicle, you’ll visit the Tarkine wilderness—Australia’s largest area of cool temperate rainforest. You can discover Tasmania’s early pioneer life at Highfield House, the historic Van Dieman’s Land Company homestead, and see how the purest air in the world is harnessed at the Woolnorth Wind Farm. You can also watch Little Penguins return to their burrows at dusk on an Evening Penguin Tour, take a cruise of the Art... Read more

Tasmanian road trip – from Devonport to Arthur River
By Kylie Jane Degeling

A drive along the northwest coast of Tasmania from Devonport to Arthur River is unforgettable for any age group. You’ll want to drive slowly and stop often, to enjoy the stunning views and unique characteristics of each town. Here are a few of the highlights you can visit along the way... Devonport Your Tassie adventure begins when you disembark your ferry or flight. This is an excellent place to spend the night and explore the historic town. Places worth visiting include Tiagarra, The Tasmanian Aboriginal and Cultural Arts Centre which has dioramas of the region’s first inhabitants. Another interesting attraction is the Don River Railway and Museum, where you can walk around the collection of vintage steam locomotives and ride one to Cole Beach.  Spend a day at the be... Read more

North Western Tasmania and Wynyard
By Liz and Steve van Ommen

The North West of Tasmania is distinctive for its rich volcanic soil and rolling patchwork quilt of pasturelands. It is particularly famous for Cradle Mountain, the Stanley Nut and Boat Harbour. Increasingly it is becoming famous for the Tarkine wilderness, the world's second  largest temperate rainforest. In between these icons there are a multitude of natural and cultural attractions. Volcanoes and glaciers of the distant past have  shaped the entire area and have given rise to a great diversity of landscapes and ecosystems. There are a host of waterfalls, lakes, mountains and rainforests, valleys, plains, sand dunes and beaches. The seaside town of Wynyard, at the base of Table Cape, has a range of quality accommodation and restaurants making it an ideal base to explore... Read more

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