West Coast

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.

Second last day in Queenie #discovertasmania #tasmaniasnorthwest

Goodnight Strahan... What a day you turned on today. #discovertasmania

Winding gravel track through the wild west coast of Tasmania, Australia. . . . #discovertasmania #tasmania #tasmaniagram #hobartandbeyond #hobart #instatasmania #tassie #discoveraustralia #exploringaustralia #exploreaustralia #seeaustralia #ig_australia #australiagram

Got the moody Monday feels? This dramatic shot of Bonnet Island in Tasmania from @tassiegrammer might just speak to you ūüėČ Fun fact: Fairy Penguins come here to sleep at night ūüźß

Hells Gate, Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania. The narrow 120 metre entrance to the huge Macquarie Harbour showing the Bonnet Island lighthouse on the left. The convicts housed at the Sarah Island penal colony within the harbour named the entrance "Hells Gate". #fabulous_australia_ #wow_australia2017 #australia_shotz #ig_australia #great_captures_australia #ig_discover_australia #ig_down_under #unlimited_australia #seeaustralia #loves_united_australia #australiagram #australiaslight #exploringaustralia #discovertasmania #tasmaniagram #instatasmania #BD #igworld_global #pixnpieces #igworldclub_geo #metro_affair #world_besttravel #world_great #fever_travel #aussiephotos #focusaustralia #efe_snapshots_travel #emagaus #editmoments_beach #aussie_images

"The hills are alive" #landscapephotography #tasmania #tassiestyle #queenstowntasmania #mining #recovery #barren #color #painterspallet #wildroad #backroads

Sarah Island, west coast Tasmania. Beautiful but a sorry history as one of Australia's penal colonies- the inhabitants being the worst of the convicts or those that had escaped from other settlements. #australia #australia_oz #aussiephotos #australiagram #amazingaustralia #discovertasmania #great_captures_australia #hobartandbeyond #ig_australia #ig_discover_tasmania #nature #seetasmania #strahan #sonyalpha #sonyimages #sonyphotogallery #tasmania #tassiepics #tasmaniagram #wanderaustralia #wow_australia #gordonrivercruises #worldheritagecruises #wcwrtas #queenstowntasmania

Off to the mountains ūüóĽūüĆ≤ #westcoast #sprungmtb #yeahboys #mtbsportau #weareamplifi #weekend #tasmania #discovertasmania

It's delicious Tasmanian sparkling wine and smoked salmon all the way in our Wilderness Carriage, as well as access to the open balcony for fresh air and amazing views. Passenger @sallymilford caught this view of Macquarie Harbour over her champagne glass on a recent trip with us. Thanks for riding with us Sally, and for allowing us to share your pic. #wcwrtas

Big beaches, big tides, big views and small moons. We love Australia's coasts. #seeaustralia #beach #sunset #southaustralianbeaches

The bow of the sailing boat the took us down the Gordon River and back to civilisation

It's a busy day again on the West Coast and Queenstown Station is a hive of activity with trains coming, going and turning. We love this image of the inside of the station, courtesy of @qbankgallery, which is a must-see when you are in town (it's a short walk up Orr Street from the Station). #wcwrtas

Riding the West Coast Wilderness Railway is a fantastic way to experience a taste of Tasmania's remote wilderness without the need to pull on the hiking boots. The route traverses cool temperate rainforest and steep river gorges that are otherwise not accessible, and it can all be viewed from the comfort of a warm, cosy cabin. This image from a recent journey comes courtesy of @gemsjourneys. Thanks for riding with us Gemma, and thanks for tagging #wcwrtas

Iconic Strahan image #Strahan #blundstone #tassiecoast #tasmania #tassie #tassielife #tassiegram #tassiestyle #hobartandbeyond #westcoasttassie #pinerspunts #magicday #discovertasmania #thetasmanian #abcmyphoto

Awesome morning for a sunrise fish. @leigh19__ #tasmania #strahan #macquarieheads #sunrise #fishing #salmon #hellsgates #discovertasmania #tassiestyle

Travelling #tassiestyle on the #heritagecarriage #westcoastwildernessrailway #Tasmania #westcoasttasmania #steamtrain #temperaterainforest #wcwrtas

Sarah Island - home to some of the most fascinating stories of Tassie's colonial history and convict hardship - thanks to @mandarinmandarin7. Established in 1821 in the remote reaches of Macquarie Harbour on Tassie's isolated West Coast, Sarah Island was used as a penal settlement. Here, convicts laboured under the harshest of conditions, building boats from local Huon pines. Of all the penal settlement sites, Macquarie Harbour was the most windswept and barren. But it was also the most secure. Any convict trying to escape Sarah Island had not only had to conquer Macquarie Harbour, but had to then to hack their way through the impenetrable wilderness to civilisation on the East Coast. Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, Amanda.

If only they were full! . . . #crayfish #pots #fishing #strahan #tasmania #tassiestyle #australia

Wishing we were back on the West Coast exploring with good friends ūüöĆūüŹē #exploretasmania #westcoast #tasmania #fourwheeling #4x4 #4wdtrack #offroad #travellingwithfriends #convoy #climiestrack #discovertasmania #travelaustralia #nissanpatrol #fourwheelfun

Check out this fantastic shot of a steam loco being turned at Queenstown Station! Step back in history and climb aboard a majestic steam train and journey deep into the heritage of the wild West Coast, where tales of resilience and triumph showcase the iconic local spirit. Discover how the Feud of the Irishmen helped shape the rugged and isolated region. The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a must do experience. This great shot comes courtesy of @photos_by_lon who recently visited @wcwrtas! #tasmaniasnorthwest #trains #discovertasmania #travel #history

The curvature of the fernery

Tasmania is AMAZING! Some updates for you ūüėĀ 1ÔłŹ‚É£ We're currently in Strahan, weather is fabulous and Hobart is the destination for tomorrow 2ÔłŹ‚É£ My eyebrows have recovered, thanks for asking ūüėā 3ÔłŹ‚É£ I had a great birthday and so far 30 is looking pretty great 4ÔłŹ‚É£ Yes I'm vlogging! Will be editing and uploading when I get back though . . #travel #tasmania #travelblogger #australia #summer #beer #happy #discovertasmania

What a place ūüėć #montezumafalls #tasmania #westcoasttasmania #discovertasmania #adventuretasmania

Keen for a roadtrip? These are the winding roads of Tassie's West Coast, en route to the other-worldly landscape of Queenstown. Tucked away in this martian-like terrain, Queenstown is the largest town on Tassie's West Coast and was once the world's richest mining town, with gold and copper resources attracting prospectors from around the globe. The scenic drive into the valley spirals down with more than 90 bends, giving visitors a stunning window into the brutal history of Tassie's mining past and the sheer power of Mother Nature as she slowly reclaims this wild west landscape. Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, @dalialpaca!

All home safe and sound from the King River Gorge Raft and Steam Experience. #tasmania #discovertasmania #wcwr #adventuretasmania #rafting #whitewater #photoftheday #hobartandbeyond #seeaustralia #westcoasttasmania #metime #tassiestyle - [ ]

All ready the the the King River Gorge Raft and Steam T the Newall Creek put in. Raft the King River Gorge and catch the West Coast Wilder steam train bac to Queenstown #tasmania #discovertasmania #wcwr #adventuretasmania #rafting #whitewater #photoftheday #hobartandbeyond #seeaustralia #westcoasttasmania #metime #tassiestyle

What consumes your mind controls your life.

‚ô° Sunsets wow ‚̧ Tassie showing off ūüėÄ ūüďć Strahan, Tasmania, Australia @tasmania @australia @tasmaniagram