January 2017: Tasmania's West Coast

Time to hit the road again, this time jumping on to the Spirit of Tasmania to the 'Apple Isle'.  While we did not see too many apples we did get to explore some of the amazing natural scenery the island has to offer.


This post I will focus on the West Coast as we made our way from Devenport west. First stop Stanley, famous for the sheer-sided bluff called the Nut, the remains of an ancient volcanic plug. For the fit their is a steep but short waling track to the summit of the Nut, or you can take the chairlift.

From Stanley we continued to the coast following the less travelled Harcus River Road to Marrawah Green Point Campground. This small free grassy camp site is a stones throw to the beach.

From here we followed the to the 'Edge of the World'.  Located at Arthur River, this certainly does feel like the end of the world with a wild, rugged coastline battered by the wild roaring forties.  

From here it was a drive along the Arthur-Piemann Conservation area.  Based on the car and trailer not being capable of being a submarine we bypassed the Balfour Track.  

A few days were spent at Corinna, a historic town set in pristine rainforest on the banks of the Pieman River.  Located on the edge of the Tarkine temperate rainforest, the area is famous for the Huon pine.