Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in the Western Wilderness
Untamed landscapes and remote rainforest within the Western Wilderness
If you hadn’t already begun to appreciate the scope of Tasmania’s natural beauty, you will upon entering the Western Wilderness. Here, petite towns – Strahan, Corinna, Queenstown, Zeehan, Rosebery, Tullah – sit within a pristine landscape featuring mist-covered peaks, icy-blue lakes and serene vistas. Despite its remote location however, a network of luxury accommodation, good roads and popular travel routes makes it easy for visitors to get around.
Don’t miss the West Coast Wilderness Railway, a 34.5-kilometre journey through the rainforest and mountainous terrain between Queenstown and Regatta Point, Strahan. The steam railway's carriages have been fully restored so although your journey has a heritage feel you'll be travelling in complete contemporary comfort.
The Tarkine, a main draw of the Western Wilderness, is a wonderland of unprotected temperate rainforest, swift-flowing rivers, Aboriginal sites and even the world’s biggest freshwater lobster. Word of warning: don’t assume you’ll find The Tarkine and its near half a million hectares on your map. Instead, look to the area contained by the Arthur and Pieman Rivers, Murchison Highway and the Southern Ocean.
Travellers wanting to do their own thing can drive between towns and can expect local mining history, wonderful pubs, museums and unique views along the way. Some drives have been mapped out for budding explorers and even include a visit to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. And you'll find plenty of excuses to make regular pitstops on your road trip - walks, lookout points and photo opportunities. Or, you might choose to stick to the coast and see the region from aboard a luxury cruise. The choice is yours...
No matter if you choose highway or waterway to see the Western Wilderness, one thing you will come across are its excellent accommodation offerings. Think quaint cottages for you and your partner, holiday homes where your family can spread out, self-catering apartments that have all modern conveniences and beautiful B&Bs you'll look forward to returning to at the end of the day. Find the above here, or look through more Tasmania accommodation. Let your Western Wilderness getaway begin.