Explore the Wild and Spectacular North West Tasmania
From jagged peaks to sandy beaches, diverse experiences await you across the Cradle Coast. As you explore your way through the region, the landscape changes dramatically, offering varied and spectacular views as you go. Enjoy the lakes and ancient forests of the Tarkine, iconic peaks of Cradle Mountain, and white sandy beaches at Boat Harbour. You get to choose your own adventure when you explore the Cradle Coast.
Explore by Area
Our Coastal hubs include buzzing seaside communities and attractions spanning the distance across our coastline. Our coastal hubs are full of magnificent beaches, forests, and the cleanest air in the world! Find stunning natural beauty, wild coastlines, picturesque towns and a slower pace of life. Enjoy weekend markets, live music and events that draw communities together to celebrate their environment. Some key highlights of our coastal hubs are:
Stanley and the Nut, Wynyard, Boat Harbour, Sister's Beach, Table Cape, Burnie, Penguin, Ulverstone, Devonport and Port Sorrell.
The Scenic and historic Western Wilderness spans from entry points at Smithton in the north, Waratah in the east and Queenstown in the south. This area boasts the magnificent Tarkine region, home to rich aboriginal history and Australia's oldest trees. The scattered towns offer friendly accommodation, fantastic tours and cultural dining experiences. This region is home to our wildest weather and picturesque Tasmanian landscapes. Some key highlights of our Western Wilderness are:
Marrawah, Corrina, Arthur River, Strahan, Macquarie Harbour, West Coast Wilderness Railway, Tullah bushwalking, Rosebery's Montezuma Falls, Queenstown, Waratah and Smithton.
Boasting rolling farmland, home to some of the region's finest agriculture and local produce, the Cradle Hinterland winds its narrow roads making their way to alpine terrain at Cradle Mountain. Exploring the Cradle Hinterland you will be treated to mountainous backdrops and laid-back small towns. Home to world-renowned bush-walking and excellent accomodation and dining, The Cradle Hinterland draws visitors from all over the world to experience its magic. Some key highlights from the Hinterland are:
Latrobe, Sheffield, Railton, Wilmot, Gunns plains, Mt Roland, Leven Canyon, the Vale of Belvoir, the Dial Range and Mersey River Forest Reserve.
Stunning King Island is situated midway between Victoria and Tasmania in the Bass Strait, 120 from Tasmania's North West Coast. Known for gourmet cheese, succulent beef, and fresh seafood taken from crystal clear waters, King Island boasts much in the way of treating your tastebuds. Surfers are also drawn to King Island for some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, and others come for the calm simplicity of an island lifestyle. The climate is milder than either Tasmania or southern Victoria, which makes it ideal to visit at any time of the year.
The Cradle Coast covers the area of five of Tasmania's National Parks. All five of these National Parks offer varying experiences and landscapes. From the iconic backdrops at Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park to the wildlife experiences found at Narawntapu National Park, each Park offers a truly wonderful, wild Tasmanian experience.
Discover the magic of our five National Parks: Cradle Mountain Lake St.Clair, Rocky Cape, Narawntapu, Savage River, Franklin Gordon Rivers.