Western Wilderness

The West Coast of lutruwita/Tasmania is a special place. For many years, it was a remote corner of the world that could only be accessed via ship through the port of Strahan. Its remoteness has shaped its people and its communities.

Explore the West for yourself. It’s waiting for you, just as it always has been.


We’re pretty adventurous out here in the west, so go beyond your comfort zone and do something a little different while you’re here!

Hop on a mountainbike and test your skills on Mt Owen or Silver City.

Jump on a raft or kayak with one of the local tour operators to truly understand this unique region.

Sit back in comfort and enjoy a wilderness rail experience through the rainforest (we had to say it!).

For the truly adventurous and prepared, ask a local about the bouldering fields on Mt Owen and get a real adrenalin fix!


West Coast Wilderness Railway operates from stations in the heritage towns of Strahan and Queenstown, but there is so much more to the West.

Check out Ocean Beach for a glorious sunset or maybe even experience the Aurora Australis.

Head to Zeehan and visit the West Coast Heritage Centre or take a walk through the Spray Tunnel, a disused train tunnel from days gone by.

Check out Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls, just outside of Rosebery. A town that continues the region’s mining traditions even today. Go beyond the range of mobile signal and visit Tullah, once a thriving mining town turned hydro village, it’s now a sleepy little hamlet on the shores of Lake Rosebery.


West Coast roads are not for the faint hearted.  Sealed, gravel, corners, hills, there’s all types. 

Our weather changes quickly, with blue skies and sunshine turning to rain, hail and icy road conditions within the space of a couple of kilometres.  Black ice is common, especially in shady areas, so take it easy and enjoy a different pace while you’re here.

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