The mysterious West Coast has always been associated with rough country, wilderness and mining. In Tasmania’s early history, it also served as the location of an early convict settlement.
Travelling here from the east, you’ll notice that the west has a much cooler and wetter climate. Frequent low-pressure systems are to thank for that, causing heavy rain, snow and ice.
Strahan is the West Coast’s largest coastal town, situated on Macquarie Harbour. The smaller towns like Queenstown, Zeehan, Tullah and Rosebery are also rich in mining history, and near natural attractions like lakes, rivers and historic sites.