The best things to see, do and eat on the West Coast of Tasmania
Tasmania’s wild and wonderful West Coast is one of Australia’s most underappreciated travel destinations. Here’s your guide to the best things to see and do.
The world has well and truly woken up to the beauty of Tasmania, with domestic and international tourists flocking to the Apple Isle to visit attractions like MONA, Bruny Island, Cataract Gorge and Wineglass Bay.
While the delights of the state’s east coast are well-known, Tasmania’s west coast has remained relatively underappreciated – until recently.
"The West Coast of Tassie is unlike anywhere else in the world,” says Skye Thompson-James, Growth and Change Team Leader at West Coast Council. She notes the region is well worth visiting for its World Heritage Wilderness areas, adventure activities, arts scene and bars, with the west offering far more freedom and wide-open spaces than in the east.
Thompson-James says the West Coast of Tasmania can be reached either by driving four hours northwest from Hobart or 3.5 hours southwest from Launceston, with SIXT car hire in both cities offering discounted daily rates to RACV Members.
She also recommends allowing at least five to seven days for your holiday, factoring in stops along the way such as Cradle Mountain and The Wall in Derwent Bridge..
Before or after your West Coast Adventure take the time to check out the highlights of Tasmania’s eclectic capital, Hobart, and relax at RACV Hobart Hotel where RACV Members receive discounted rates.