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By Discover Tasmania | On Tasmania's West Coast you'll find world famous wilderness rich in convict heritage, stunning national parks and historic mining towns.

Friday Fan Photos 3 July '15

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Pure Solitude Moon rising over the sand dunes on the west coast of #Tasmania 

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“You don't always have to leave the road to see something stunning, as we found out on the road into Queenstown. Similarly, the following…”

“The magical west coast at #StrahanHolidayRetreat #Tasmania #Whyweloveit #Australia #discovertasmania #Instatassie”

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“Tassie winter! #gordonriver #macquarieharbour #Strahan #Tasmania #Discovertasmania #winter #westcoast”

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Winter time in the west coast town of Strahan - it’s quiet, chilled and perfect for seeking out reflective scenes like this! The town is the hub of tourism in the region, as the gateway to accessing...

Winter time in the west coast town of Strahan - it’s quiet, chilled and perfect for seeking out reflective scenes like this!

The town is the hub of …

“Some of @tasmania's most stunning scenery can be found in the western wilderness, perfect for a driving holiday. Passing by lakes, through…”

Forests

“Sometimes you see a view when traveling that you simply can't drive by. With @adingattamimi_photography recently in @tasmania's western…”

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“They're no scratches on my lens, but reeds in a perfectly still Lake Roseberry at Tullah in @tasmania's western wilds. The landscape is…”

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Ading Attamimi | Melbourne on Instagram: “This is Sarah Island part of Macquarie Harbour Penal Station this tiny island "host" at least 400 people. Operated between 1822 and 1833.…”

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Ading Attamimi | Melbourne on Instagram: “This is Franklin river still in West Tasmania, so refreshing and I love and enjoy every minutes here. Thanks to my guide @lovethywalrus he…”

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Ading Attamimi | Melbourne on Instagram: “So we often stop to take picture because simply @tasmania is amazing! This is taken on the way up to Queenstown and the nature mostly…”

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“Morning mist over the Bird River near Queenstown in Tasmania’s wild southwest, thanks to @lovethywalrus. Located on the edge of the…”

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Ading Attamimi | Melbourne on Instagram: “Queenstown in Tasmania not only an old mining town but also well known for its pining industry so we took a "Lost Mines and Ancient Pine…”

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Ading Attamimi | Melbourne on Instagram: “As we drove up to Queenstown we often stop along the way to take pictures simple because @tasmania is so beautiful! This is Nelson Falls…”

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Ading Attamimi | Melbourne on Instagram: “Before we reach Queenstown we made another stop for a sunset at Lake Burbury it's a man made lake with Mt. Owen as the background. I…”

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“At #Queenstown airport yesterday morning. #tasmania west coast. #seetasmania #discovertasmania #instatassie”

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Photos from Chris Long's post in West Coasters, Who remembers when...

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“When we talk about a having a short getaway, we mean getting away from everything - even those pesky phone calls and emails! When you hop…”

“People said to me once you see the moonscape you sure will know when you're there. Queenstown surrounds from above, Tasmania. #tasmania…”

“#Strahan #harbour at #dusk #Tasmania #Australia #iphone #seeaustralia #australiagram #exploringaustralia #iloveaustralia #DiscoverTasmania…”

“Feeling tiny @ Ocean Beach, Tasmania.”

“Visited an old train tunnel in the hills near Zeehan on the Western Coast of Tasmania. @Tasmania #Tasmania #Zeehan #DiscoverTasmania…”

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Sandra - Tasmania, Australia on Instagram: “The '99 bends' going down into Queenstown via Lyell Highway. I snapped this pic a few years ago as I participated in the Queenstown…”

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Sandra - Tasmania, Australia on Instagram: “The infamous gravel footy oval of Queenstown...and look at all the beautiful bush surrounding this area! 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳 Queenstown has more…”

Gravel

“#strahan is extremely beautiful, but often overlooked by #travellers. Here is why you have to take a trip down the Gordon river and…”

“Did you know that our railway was one of two in Australia that uses the Abt Rack & Pinion system - and the only one still operating today?…”

Tasmania’s true wilderness

The Tarkine, the planet’s second-largest temperate rainforest, is a magical world of ancient pine trees, spectacular waterfalls and historic gold-rush settlements.

At dawn, the surface of Tasmania's Whyte River was still as a painting. An azure kingfisher skimmed low over the water, and the creaking …

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