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.

This is where #garden #gnomes go for #holidays 😂Saw this shot as we were leaving #Queenstown in #Tasmania and just had to stop and shoot it! Even at 10mm we couldn't get them all in the shot without getting the road in the shot. Nikon D7000 | Nikkor 10-24 f3.5-4.5G lens | f16 | 1/100th | 10mm | ISO 200 | Handheld

Anyone up for an early morning sail along the glassy waters of the Gordon River? @peterhendriephoto captured this stunning shot while exploring this pristine piece of wilderness buried deep in the ancient forests of Tassie's West Coast. Meandering through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the Gordon winds its way for more than 172km before passing through the wide expanse of Macquarie Harbour and on through the narrows of Hells Gates into the Southern Ocean. It's a favourite with visitors to our wild west, as they glide across Australia’s second largest harbour and down the river on an wilderness cruise that's bound to take your breath away! Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, Peter! #SeeAustralia #Tasmania #GordonRiver

The other day I shared this photo of a section of track along the West Coast Wilderness Railway on @wcwrtas and it's had quite a bit of action on their social sites, so I thought my followers might enjoy it to. Hope everyone is having a great week.

Stunning morning view of Mt Owen today. #tasmania #thinktasmania #queenstown #discovertasmania.

There are some pretty steep sections along the West Coast Wilderness Railway. This one was captured by @mj_warland who joined us for a ride recently. Thanks so much for sharing your pics Michael and thanks for tagging #wcwrtas. We will share some more in coming days.

Foam created from the amount of water flowing over Hogarth Falls in Strahan, Tasmania created the unique motion blur during this long exposure. #Tasmania #discovertasmania #hogarthfalls #tassiepics #tasmaniagram #botanicalcreek #strahan #tassie #tas #seeaustralia #nature #travelphotography #hike #hiking #travel #igers #photooftheday #longexposure #tempraterainforest #rainforest #forest #creek #water #longexposure_shots #longexposureoftheday #river #australia #sonyimages #sonyalpha #sony1635mm

Good old Queenstown. Photo by @markbroadhead

One of Tasmania's less challenging bush walks;-) While there are plenty of adventures for those who like to pull on hiking boots and a rucksack and who don't mind wading through mud and leeches, I for one am glad that there are also some more universally accessible ways to experience Tasmania's wilderness. The short track from the Lyell Highway in to Nelson Falls can be managed by anyone, including those in wheelchairs. (I do actually quite like pulling on my boots from time to time, too...)

Iron Blow Lookout. The mine site was first discovered in early 1880's by prospectors. Initially mined for gold but had copper instead. #ironblowlookout #tassie #tasmania #australia #seeaustralia #instatravel #photooftheday #picoftheday #livefolk #mytravelgram #tasmaniagram #australiagram #vscocam #vsco #vscogood #vscophile #vscoph #vscodaily #wanderlust #ourplanetdaily #travel #travelgram #beautifuldestinations #globetrotter #wanderluster #discovertasmania #lonelyplanet

Come away with us and drift back in time through the tranquil waters of the Pieman River, deep in the forests of @TasmaniasNorthWest. Located on the southerly border of the Tarkine Forest Reserve, 'The Pieman' was named after pastry-cook Thomas Kent, who was transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1816. After a long series of offenses in the colony, Kent was sent to the Macquarie Harbour Penal Station in 1822 but subsequently escaped, only to be recaptured near the mouth of the river which now bears his nickname. Today, it is a stunning spot for the whole family to explore, touring the Western Explorer route which winds its way through these ancient forests to the tiny settlement of Corinna. Thanks for tagging #DiscoverTasmania, @LoicleGuilly!

That moment on the Railway when the King River Gorge hoves into view. We think it's one of Tasmania's great wilderness scenes, but what do you think?

Our little loco number 3 at Lynchford on a cool but clear winter morning. Winter is a brilliant time to visit, and we have half day services operating Monday to Saturday, with daily departures alternating between Strahan & Queenstown. We'd love to welcome you aboard!🚂🚂🚂

West Coast, Tasmania 🌊#takemoreadventures #outside_project #greettheoutdoors #landrover #discovertasmania #australia #natureonly #landscapelovers #adventureculture #theoutbound #wildernessculture #nikon #staywild #keepitwild #natgeotravel #natgeotravelpic #worldtravel #adventureculture #water_captures #outdoorlife #outdoorliving

The entrance to Macquarie Harbour on Tassie's remote West Coast captured from the air by @nsstacey. Named 'Hell's Gates' by the British convicts incarcerated to the notorious and isolated Sarah Island deep within the harbour, this narrow passage leads into a body of water that is six times the size of Sydney Harbour. Gateway to the harbour and the surrounding World Heritage wilderness is the quiet fishing village of Strahan. From here you can board an eco-cruise that explores the wilderness beauty and mirror-like surfaces of the legendary Gordon River, visits Sarah Island to reveal the pain and suffering of convict life, and ventures to Macquarie Heads and Hell's Gates. Along the way, informative locals share the stories, relative triumphs and tribulations of the souls condemned to Macquarie Harbour hundreds of years ago. Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, Nick.

A nice looking streaky sunset last night over Mount Roland! #tasmania #discovertasmania #instatasmania #tasmaniagram

Droving day on Robbins Island, by @menghas_back_paddock_josflint 😊 We love the amazing colour of the water. Robbins Island, with an area of 99 square km is the seventh largest island in Tassie and located just off the far northwest coast. It is separated by a highly tidal area known as Robbins Passage which, as you can see, can be crossed at low tide. Robbins Island is also home to @robbinsislandwagyu, stunning Tasmanian Wagyu, bred by the Hammond family for over 20 years. The prized cattle are grazed naturally and sustainably on lush pastures without supplements or hormones, all the while breathing the cleanest air in the world. #tasmania #discovertasmania #discoveraustralia #amazingtasmania #amazingaustralia #exploretasmania #exploreaustralia #tassie #instatasmania #tasmaniagram #tassiepics #clicktasmania #seeaustralia #australia #robbinsisland #robbinspassage #wagyu #amazng_tasmania

The Wall is an amazing one artwork gallery not far from Derwent Bridge in Tassies west. Check the article in Issue 03 of Lume #lumemag #derwentbridge

everyone by now knows how I love myself a good, old motel. this is the carpet that probably hasn't changed since the day it opened. I asked if they had parking and they told me I could park my motorbike out the back. I don't have a motorbike. ⚡️ #discovertasmania #mymotherland #gypsylife

Holding up traffic are not people at #Strahan but #ducks, playing follow the leader. #discovertasmania

All aboard! 🚂 West Coast Wilderness Railway... a must do experience in Tassie. #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #steamtrain #discoverglobe #lifeofadventure #liveoutdoors #wildernessculture #discoverearth #goneoutdoors #welivetoexplore #epicexploring #awesomeglobe #warrenjc #fantastic_earth #awesomeearth #earthpix #travelawesome #bestvacations #ourplanetdaily #earthfocus #travellingvibe #travelstoke #theoutbound #natgeotravelpic #earth_deluxe #princely_shotz #dream_image #special_shots #travel2next

Light at the end of the tunnel.

Misty morning views over the Pieman River and the Arcadia II – the world’s oldest Huon pine passenger boat still in use – captured here in all her glory by @photobytj. The Arcadia II was built in Hobart and remained in service until her war effort in World War II. She served as a supply ship in the pacific war zone around New Guinea, before returning home to Tassie. These days, the stunning vessel takes visitors on enchanting cruises along the Pieman River through the heart of @TasmaniasNW's Tarkine wilderness. Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, Tom! #AcardiaII #PiemanRiver #Tarkine #TasmaniasNorthWest #Tasmania #SeeAustralia

Macquarie Harbour, Strahan. #reflections #macquarieharbour #woodenboats #boat #strahan #tasmania #westcoast #trektasmania #marsdencourt #tasmaniagram #adventuretasmania #tassiepics #tassiegram #discovertasmania #instatassie #exploretasmania For more information and accommodation in Strahan go to the link in our bio 👆🏻

Dwarfed by nature! After a very nice walk in the forest following an old railway and a suspension bridge you get to this incredible waterfall, one of the tallest in Tasmania (more than 100m), named after the old Montezuma Silver Mining Company. #360tasmania #montezumafalls

We are close to the weekend and it's time to think about where to explore! This is a shot of one of our favourite spots close to #strahan - Henty Dunes. It has been perfectly captured by our local photographer extraordinaire, Andrew Ward. The rugged west coast at its best! #discovertasmania

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Are you ready for your dose of mid-week adventure? Time to step off onto the swing bridge at Montezuma Falls in @tasmaniasnorthwest with @camblakephotography. With a spectacular drop of 104 metres, Montezuma Falls is Tasmania's highest cascade. The three-hour return track to the falls begins at Williamsford, two kilometres south of the historic mining town of Rosebery, and follows the historic route of the former North East Dundas Tramway that ran from Williamsford to Zeehan. Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, Cam. #seeaustralia #tasmania #tasmaniasnorthwest #montezumafalls #waterfall #walking

Sitting outside my hotel admiring sunset at a little fishing village, Strahan, in Tasmania tonight. #sunset #sunset_madness #sunset_stream #sunset_vision #sunset_captures #loves_skyandsunset #ig_myshot #igsunset #ic_reflections #icu_skyscapes #fishinglife #tasmania #visitaustralia #nature #naturelovers #worldbestgram #fiftyshades_of_twilight #igglobalclub #fotofanatics_nature_ #fotofanatics #fotofanatics_sky_ #fotocatchers #fabskyshots #all_sunsets #sky_captures #sky_sultans #skylovers #discovertasmania #hobartandbeyond #skyporn

Travelling on Gordon River - part of the Tasmanian wilderness world heritage area. The river is approximately 175km long and runs as deep as 35metres deep. The water is fresh and drinkable, but has a "weak tea" appearance due to the absorption of tannin from button grass grown in the catchment area. Unfortunately the photo doesn't do its justice due to the overcast weather on the day. #worldheritage #gordonriver #discovertasmania #visitaustralia #ic_reflections #river #adventuretasmania #tasmaniagram #tassiepics #igglobalclub #fotofanatics #fotofanatics_nature #fotocatchers