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Narawntapu National Park

A pristine wilderness area regarded as one of the best places in Tasmania to see wildlife in its natural surroundings. There are regular sightings of wallabies, forester (eastern grey) kangaroos, quolls, Tasmanian devils, a myriad bird life and Tasmania’s three spectacular snake species. Activities include camping, bush walking, swimming, fishing, horse riding, sightseeing and photography.

O’Neills Creek picnic reserve

O’Neill’s Creek Nature Trail is an easy 15 minute walk (approximately 700 metres to O’Neill’s Road) and leads to the start of the Mt Roland Regional Reserve walking tracks. Spectacular Mt Roland forms the backdrop to the Mt Roland Regional Reserve east of O’Neill’s Creek Picnic Reserve. You will find White Gum eucalypts, Blackwood trees,[…] Read More

Pegarah Private Nature Reserve & Parenna Place Studio

In 2001, a national conservation restrictive covenant was entered into to ensure ‘protection in perpetuity’, and proclaimed this 100 acres – Pegarah Private Nature Reserve. It offers an extensive network of comfortable walking tracks through aged, intact, towering Blackwood and Eucalyptus forests, creek and giant man fern rainforest landscapes and King Island scrub complex with[…] Read More

Pine Lake

The Pine Lake walk offers a rare opportunity to get close to one of Tasmania’s rarest trees without having to go on an extended bushwalk. The Tasmanian pencil pine (Athrotaxis cupressoides) is an ancient species that evolved before flowering plants. It is only found in the Tasmanian highlands. Pine Lake is an easy 20-minute return[…] Read More

Rocky Cape National Park

Rocky Cape National Park is a promontory extending out into the Bass Strait in Tasmania’s north-west. Rocky Cape’s tracks, cliffs and beaches attract walkers and rock climbers. The area’s coastal heathlands bloom with wildflowers in summer and there are good fishing and diving around the shores. Native wildlife is abundant. Take a torch on an[…] Read More

Stoodley Forest Walk and Arboretum

Easy: 1 hour loop A walk through an arboretum established by the early forestry industry which partly follows the Railton-Roland train line which closed in 1957 and had a station at Stoodley. It is also the site of one of the region’s first sawmills – built in 1854 on nearby Red Water Creek. The original[…] Read More

Tarkine Forest Reserve

This huge area of temperate rainforest is home to mountain ranges, wild rivers, buttongrass moorlands and a rugged coastline with long sandy beaches and coastal heath. There’s a rich variety of animals in the reserve including platypus, echidna, wombat, bandicoot, possum and glider – not to mention the famous Tasmanian Devil and Tasmania’s other carnivorous[…] Read More

The Gordon River

The dark waters of the Gordon flow through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area before entering Macquarie Harbour. Cruise boats from Strahan explore several kilometres of the river’s wide calm lower reaches with their often perfect reflections of riverside rainforest. Disembark at Heritage Landing and follow a short boardwalk track to see ancient Huon pines,[…] Read More

The Nut

The historic village of Stanley, in far north-west Tasmania, is nestled at the base of the Nut, a sheer-sided bluff – all that remains of an ancient volcanic plug. A walking track climbs to the summit of the Nut, or you can take the chairlift, with its spectacular views across Bass Strait beaches and over[…] Read More