NOT TO BE MISSED
(in no particular order)
1 Sheffield murals
Wander Tasmania’s ‘Town of Murals’, where nearly every wall tells a painted tale of the North West’s history.
2 Wine, cider and beer
Leave enough space in the car to take home the best of the North West’s cideries, vineyards and breweries. Try Spreyton Cider, Blue Penguin Wines and Seven Sheds Brewery.
3 Mt Roland
Often overlooked, this craggy peak warrants more attention. If climbing it, allow a full day from Gowrie Park.
4 Marions Lookout
Climb to the classic Cradle Mountain lookout point, getting a taste of the famed Overland Track along the way.
5 Cradle Mountain Canyons
See what lies beneath the skin of Cradle Mountain by abseiling, leaping and wading through Dove Canyon.
6 Kayak on Dove Lake
Bring your kayaks and see Cradle Mountain from a unique perspective – atop the waters of Dove Lake.
7 Penguin produce
Stock up on jams and sauces at Pickled Sisters Pantry, try heritage-breed bacon at
Mt Gnomon Farm and sample award-winning oil at nearby Cradle Coast Olives. Create your own hamper to take home to the mainland.
8 Leven Canyon
Hike into Tasmania’s little-known ‘Grand Canyon’. View it from the cliff-top lookout 275m above the river, or descend into its vast depths.
9 Gardiner Point
Stand at Gardiner Point as waves and wind roar ashore and you’ll wonder if this really is the Edge of the World.
Brush off your walking shoes and climb the short but steep trail onto The Nut, an ancient volcanic plug rising above Stanley, or take the chairlift to the top and enjoy the views as it ascends. Simply breathtaking.