The Northern Midlands, Tasmania’s historic heart, is a cycling joy with winding country roads and lanes, rolling hills and gentle slopes, yet there are some challenging hills! We have a national park, rivers and lakes, World Heritage Convict Sites, a huge variety of events throughout the year, bustling country markets, historic estates, gardens, art, and great food and wine experiences. Visit www.heritagehighway.com.au to find out more.
The Tamar Valley is renowned for its cool climate wines, Australia’s longest navigable estuary, its gastronomic experiences and its natural and cultural attractions. See www.tamarvalley.com.au
Launceston is a picturesque riverside city and gateway to the Tamar Valley, boasting magnificent natural attractions, enchanting parks and gardens and a thriving food and wine scene set amongst the backdrop of beautiful Georgian streetscapes. Explore Launceston by visiting www.destinationlaunceston.com.au
Devonport is the gateway to the North West for visitors who sail in on the Spirit of Tasmania. The largest community in the Cradle Country area, this thriving port-side city is the place to see fine Tasmanian art at the Devonport Regional Gallery or take a journey on a steam train at the Don River Railway. Uncover Devonport’s nautical side at the Bass Strait Maritime Centre and attempt its steamship simulator, or during the warmer months take a sailing on the Julie Burgess, a beautifully restored fishing ketch. Explore Devonport by visiting http://tasmaniasnorthwest.com.au/explore/devonport-and-surrounds/devonport/#1
George Town, the heart of Provincial Tamar, is situated at the mouth of the Tamar estuary and the top of the Tamar valley. George Town offers an exciting range of activities and experiences from long ocean beach walks to intimate gourmet dining. Surrounded by vineyards, orchards, and berry farms, the valley offers a fascinating showcase into the history of Tasmania. George Town’s hub of shops and boutique cafes has grown to become a popular regional centre. The York Cove marina connects with the kanamaluka Trail - a 7.3km coastal walking and cycling trail bordering the Tamar River to Low Head. The trail ends at the Low Head Historic Precinct where buildings date from 1835 and surround a ‘village green’. Provincial Tamar....Effortless...inspiring...amazing, however you say it!"
Situated between the cities of Burnie and Devonport on Tasmania’s north-west coast, the Central Coast is gifted with an abundance of natural beauty. From the Leven Canyon and caves to the south, through rich red basalt agricultural lands, and on to rugged rocky foreshores and pristine beaches, this area is eye catching all the way. Penguin, with its distinctive beachside look and feel, and Ulverstone the administrative centre, both attract visitors with shops and stores selling locally grown produce and locally crafted giftware. Ulverstone’s recently completed Wharf Complex with restaurant and community space, completes a major river-side development that also boasts extensive multi-use tracks and children’s playgrounds. “Location,location,location!”, it’s the Central Coast’s ‘geographic centrality’ that makes it a great place for visitors to stay. Ninety minutes to Cradle Mt., and only 30 minutes to a city, Ulverstone offers a central ‘base’ from which to explore the major attractions of the NW Coast. Visit www.coasttocanyon.com.au