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CRADLE COAST

Go where the world’s still wild, in a region that’s home to breathtaking scenery, gourmet produce, unbelievable history, and the world’s cleanest air. There’s no end to the experiences on offer, and all of them are just a short trip away. No matter what you’re looking for in Tasmania’s North West, West Coast and on King Island, you’re sure to find something that astounds, surprises and delights.

Explore Tasmania’s Wild Heart

Cradle Mountain is our region’s gem, and the Cradle Coast spans the distance from Cradle to the coastlines of the north and west of Tasmania, also including King Island. The physical, visual placement of Cradle acts as a distinguishing landmark, cradling the rest of our region; from its hinterland, to our coastal hubs and western wilderness.

 

Where will your journey take you?

From jagged peaks to sandy beaches, diverse experiences await you across the Cradle Coast. As you explore your way through the region, the landscape changes dramatically, offering varied and spectacular views as you go. Enjoy the lakes and ancient forests of the Tarkine, iconic peaks of Cradle Mountain, and white sandy beaches at Boat Harbour. You get to choose your own adventure when you explore the Cradle Coast.

 

 

 

LATROBE & SURROUNDS

Latrobe lies on the outskirts of its city-neighbour, Devonport, and paves the way into spectacular Cradle Country. Latrobe is made up of quaint towns, sensational dining experiences (many which are included in the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail), and peaceful beachside living.

 

SHEFFIELD & CRADLE MOUNTAIN

Diverse and spectacular, Kentish boasts the quaint town of Sheffield, which is the major shopping centre, a thriving tourism area, and is the gateway to Cradle Mountain.  Sheffield is known as the Town of Murals, with 55 murals (and growing) depicting the pioneer history and the people of Kentish.

DEVONPORT & SURROUNDS

Devonport is a busy coastal city and hosts the Spirit of Tasmania ferry on its voyage to and from Melbourne. It’s also the gateway to the North West and beyond, with a bounty of fresh produce on its doorstep and plenty to explore right in town.

  

THE CENTRAL COAST

The Central Coast has buzzing seaside towns, communities and attractions. Find stunning natural beauty, wild coastlines, picturesque towns and a slower pace of life. Enjoy weekend markets, live music and events that draw communities together to celebrate their environment.

BURNIE

Within Burnie and the surrounding areas there are beautiful beaches, lush parks, gardens and waterfall walks. There’s also opportunities to view wildlife; such as penguins at the ocean and platypus at nearby Fernglade Reserve. All purchasing needs can be filled at nearby shops and supermarkets in the CBD.

 

WARATAH-WYNYARD

Waratah / Wynyard, located next to its city-neighbour, Burnie, is a largely rural area with a diverse and picturesque landscapes. The area is renowned for the spectacular display of tulips at Table Cape that showcases a local festival, “Bloomin’ Tulips” held each October, which attracts visitors from both intrastate and interstate.

CIRCULAR HEAD

The Circular Head Council area is named after Circular Head, the land formation commonly known as “The Nut”, which is a solidified lava lake of an extinct volcano. It is the gateway to the Tarkine, and stretches to the far north west corner of the state.

WEST COAST

West Coast Tasmania offers a unique holiday adventure experience that you will remember for a lifetime. From the Wilderness Railway and rainforest walks to Westcoast museums, the friendly local staff at the West Coast Visitor Information Centre in Strahan are your best West Tasmania resource.

KING ISLAND

At the western entrance to Bass Strait lies an idylic place known as King Island.  An island rich in history, with shipwrecks, lighthouses and jagged reefs, bountiful with long stretching sandy beaches and lush green pasture. King Island produces some of Australia’s finest natural foods: including beef, cheese, crayfish and abalone. 

How to visit the cradle coast

Access our region by plane, boat or car! Once you’ve arrived, we invite you to explore our patch and utilise the resources on our Tourism website as tools to help you plan your travels.

GETTING HERE

Tasmania is Australia’s only island state, and it is just a hop, skip and jump to get here. It’s a short flight taking just over an hour from Melbourne to the Launceston Airport in the State’s North, Devonport Airport or Burnie Airport in the North West or Hobart International Airport in the South.

Visit our ‘Getting Here’ page on our Tourism website.

 

STAYING HERE

Every stay has its own story. Mix it up: rough it and carry your own accommodation through the wilderness one day, self-cater the next, then enjoy being looked after in style.

Visit our Tourism website to view a range of accommodation.

MOVING HERE

Tasmania’s economy is growing and thriving, and the Cradle Coast region is a perfect place for people of all walks of life to set up and call home. With lively little coastal towns, delicious local produce, and iconic, stunning landscapes, the Cradle Coast is a perfect place to start a life that operates around fresh air and freedom.

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