General Information: 
Summer Temperature: 
5-20C
Winter Temperature: 
0-8C
Western WIlderness Region of Tasmania
Highlights: 
  • Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

    Located in the middle of the highlands area of Tasmania. The national park offers a number of walking trails and hikes; and this is also where the popular Overland Track starts.

  • West Coast Wilderness Railway

    Journey through World Heritage Wilderness on the famous steam train between Queenstown to Strahan on the West Coast.

  • Strahan

    This major harbour town on Tasmania's west coast is known for its pioneering history and is an ideal location for the keen fisherman.

Western Wilderness -
Experience the most wild and unspoiled area of Australia! The West Coast features World Heritage listed areas, stunning scenery and natural landscapes that are not to be missed.
The Overland Track is one of the Great Walks of Tasmania
Lake Dove in the Cradle Mountain Region
Russell Falls in the World Heritage Wilderness Area

The West Coast is home to the iconic Cradle Mountain and the stunning Dove Lake. Both are popular destinations for visitors to Tasmania. For hikers, the famous Overland Track walk begins here and travels through Tasmania's World Heritage Wilderness Area and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. This area is also the site of Mt Ossa, Tasmania's tallest mountain.

 

Learn about the pioneering history at the West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum or venture underground at the Miners Siding and the Galley Museum to discover Queenstown's mining history.

 

The West Coast is a center for natural highlights and an ideal location for nature lovers to explore. Tasmania's West has not been named a World Heritage Area for nothing! Explore the landscapes of the National Parks, from waterfalls and glacial lakes to towering mountain ranges - the West is a must see.