Tasmania’s Western Wilds will leave you dreaming of the expansive, seemingly never-ending, ever-changing landscape for years to come. It’s just part of the experience of seeing Australia’s hidden gem with your very own eyes. Today, I’m sharing seven of the most picturesque spots I discovered along my adventure in the lone, jaw-dropping area of Tasmania.
Cradle Mountain From Dove Lake
Cradle Mountain steals the show when it comes to the most picturesque spots in the Western Wilds… but ensure to build enough time in your schedule to stick around the area in case the mountain is covered in clouds! The Cradle Mountain area gets on average, 242 rainy days a year. February has the least rainy days and August has the most so plan accordingly!
Experience The Gordon River Via Cruise
Take in the equally serene and epic views of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Gordon River. We loved experiencing the natural beauty from our cruise! Seeing the mountains and landscapes smoothly appear in front of us while on the upper deck was the perfect vantage point for taking in the wildlife of the Gordon River area.
Learn a little bit about the Western Wilds past by visiting its quaint and quirkiest town – Queenstown. This former mining town has become a must-see stop along your journey, if you ask me! It’s also home to what the locals call – moonscapes – that are truly one of a kind!
When we began preparing for our trip to Western Tasmania, one of the first beautiful spots we came across and instantly added to our wishlist was the Pumphouse Point Retreat. We’re always seeking out unique experiences for hotel stays… and this place exceeded our expectations. The property offers many photo opportunities, especially the Pumphouse itself which you can also stay in.
During our drive from the Pumphouse in Lake St. Clair to Queenstown, we made a pit stop at Nelson Falls which was absolutely breathtaking and a nice way to take a break from the 2 hour drive. I couldn’t recommend adding this to your adventures around Tasmania’s Western Wilds more!
Mount Owen In Queenstown
Mount Owen’s landscape is one that we could have spent hours and hours taking in. Set on the blue waters of Lake Burbury and conveniently located directly east of Queenstown, Mount Owen is a photographers delight and the perfect destination to add while when road tripping around the Western Wilds.
Tip: To capture this view, book a tour with Roam Wild Tasmania since you can only access the summit of Mount Owen on a guided tour with this local Queenstown tour company.
From The Seat Of A Scenic Flight Over The Western Wilds
We took a scenic flight from the Par Avion Cambridge Airport and I truly wish this experience for every traveler visiting Tasmania’s Western Wilds! There’s nothing like seeing the landscape unfolding in front of you from above.
Trip sponsored by Discover Tasmania.
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