Luxury, romantic and boutique accommodation on the North West Coast
Exploring unspoilt pockets of this coastline is just the beginning…
Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village
3816 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain TAS 7306, Australia
Expect rugged coastlines, ancient trees and unique luxury accommodation on the North West Coast
Less visited than Tasmania’s busy east coast, the north west coast feels slightly untamed, with untouched natural scenery and more than a few hidden treasures waiting to be uncovered.
The stretch of shoreline branching out from Devonport, where the Spirit of Tasmania docks, links the small towns of Rocky Cape, Burnie, Wynyard and Stanley along the craggy coast. In between each town, calm secluded bays, isolated beaches and stunning nature reserves encourage visitors to make frequent stops, and following the coast further along, you’ll reach Robbins Island, where the Hammond family have been breeding Wagyu cattle for over 20 years.
Further still, lies the region’s farthest tip near Woolnorth, which boasts the cleanest air in the state. The western tip is home to no less than three wind farms and the rugged cliffs speak of the ferocity of the ocean off this coast. On a clear day, you might be able to see historic Hunter Island, which shows evidence of over 20, 000 years of indigenous settlement as well as an array of fauna and flora. A hundred kilometres north lies King Island, famous for its dairy products and its isolation, which is half way between Tasmania’s north west coast and the southern coast of Victoria.
Travelling inland, the wild landscapes lie in stark contrast to the sparse coastlines. Hemmed in by the West Coast, and several protected wilderness areas, the Tarkine Forest Reserve deserves a visit, not only for its incredible temperate forest and bird life, but also for the speedy slide that visitors can use to descend the 110 metres to the forest floor.
Don’t feel the need to rush your exploration of the coast, there are plenty of luxury villas, farm stays and snug cabin accommodation scattered throughout the area, inviting overnight or week-long trips. Rather than spending hours in the car, take long lunches at local diners, tackle less-trodden bushwalks or simply curl on a couch at your boutique accommodation.
Start your exploration of this beautiful region by booking North West Coast accommodation, or see the rest of the Apple Isle with a stay in one of our handpicked Tasmania accommodations.