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The West Coast

The Wild West Coast is an amazing region. Isolated and rugged, its landscape is exceptionally beautiful, yet treacherous and mostly uninhabitable. Its timeline begins over 40,000 years ago, with the occupation of tribes from the South West Nation of Aboriginal Tasmanians. Today. Queenstown and Strahan are the main hubs, with tours, accommodation and the majority of restaurants. Surrounding towns offer amazingly rich experiences, with a glimpse into the past of what made the area so wild and notorious to live in.

The rise of the conservation moment saw a shift with the controversial Gordon and Franklin Dam Blockade in the 1980s. This led to the establishment of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area much of which you can visit, and explore today.

Oceanbeach My Journey Around Tasmania
Oceanbeach My Journey Around Tasmania
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Franklin River Nature Walk, Tassie4Kids

Images: Ocean Beach and The Franklin River Nature Trail

Towns 4 Kids in the West

Today, families can enjoy a range of outdoor activities from Corrina to the Gordon River, and over the Mountains through to Tullah. There is an abundance of adventure and fun to be had, with many new memories to be made and childhood moments, fondly remembered.

  • Strahan
  • Queenstown
  • Zeehan
  • Rosebery
  • Tullah
  • Trial Harbour
  • Granville Harbour
  • Corinna
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Images: Montezuma Falls and Heritage Landing on the Gordon River

What you should know

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