General Information: 
Summer Temperature: 
10-22C
Winter Temperature: 
5-14C
North West Coast of Tasmania Map
Highlights: 
  • The Tarkine

    The Tarkine is Australia's largest temperate rainforest and a place of Aboriginal significance.

  • Devonport

    Devonport is the third largest city in Tasmania and also the first stop for travellers on the Sprit of Tasmania ferry from Melbourne.

  • Port Sorell

    Port Sorell is a great holiday destination for the summer months and one of the best places to see wildlife in its natural habitat.

North West Coast -
Tasmania's North West Coast is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Sample fresh produce and meet local artists at the seaside villages or explore the temperate rainforest and natural landscapes of the Tarkine.
Devonport is the gateway to Tasmania for Spirit of Tasmania Ferry passengers
Devonport lies on the banks of the Mersey River which is perfect for sailing and rafting
The Tarkine is Australia's largst temperate rainforest

The main town in the North West is Devonport. This is the gateway to Tasmania for those travelling on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry from the mainland of Australia. Devonport sits on the banks of the Mersey River - great for water sports such as rowing and sailing. Relax or hit the surf at 'The Bluff' or take a ride on the Don River Railway steam train.

 

The region is also known for its locally made arts and crafts as well as fresh produce. Get your taste buds tingling with handcrafted cheeses, local wine, and chocolate in Latrobe.

 

Heading to the West, immerse yourself in the Tarkine, the largest temperate rainforest in Australia. Take a cruise on the wild and remote Arthur River or head along the Bass Strait through towns like Penguin, Burnie and Stanley.

 

South East of Devonport is the rural township of Deloraine. Admire the Georgian and Victorian buildings on the main streets or try a local pie from one of the award-winning bakeries. You will also find Mole Creek Karst National Park where you can explore the underground caves.