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The North West

The North West is one of Tassie's great family travel routes full of free and nature-based activities. We love cruising along the coast towards Wynyard and Stanley; most of this area is volcanic, making for rich fertile soil. The annual tulip festival is held just out of Wynyard, and the Nut at Stanley is an old volcanic plug. This whole area is very beautiful.

Beaches are everywhere. Boat Harbour out of Burnie is world-class, with Fossil Bluff near Turners Beach a haven for the young geologist on the hunt for prehistoric fossils. Wildlife is abundant and the kids can get up close at Gunns Plains Wildlife Park, see penguins at Lillico Beach Conservation Area and walk with the wombats at Narawntapu National Park.

If adventure is what you're after, head to the far North West and along the western coast. Marrawah has some serious surf, with the Tarkine nearby ready to explore. Then head down to the 'Edge Of The World' at Arthur River.

With options for everyone in the family, why not load the kids in the car and head off for a few days to explore the region.

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Towns 4 Kids in the North West

Whilst this is not every town or small area within the North West, you'll find these places easily on a travel map. Devonport, Ulverstone, Burnie, Wynyard and Smithon are the largest towns with the most major services available.

  • Latrobe
  • Devonport
  • Shearwater
  • Port Sorrell
  • Lillico
  • Turners Beach
  • Forth
  • Ulverstone
  • Gunns Plains
  • Penguin
  • Burnie
  • Wynyard
  • Boat Harbour
  • Sisters Beach
  • Crayfish Creek
  • Stanley
  • Smithton
  • Marrawah
  • Arthur River
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What you should know

Should any of these be unsuitable, incorrect, or you simply have a new suggestion, please email us at enquiries@tassie4kids.com.