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Devonport is a busy coastal city and hosts the Spirit of Tasmania ferry on its voyage to and from Melbourne. It's also the gateway to the North West and beyond, with a bounty of fresh produce on its doorstep and plenty to explore right in town. Full of colour and flavour, Tasmania's North West is the gateway to some of Tasmania's most beautiful natural places. Exploring the North West you'll find classic coastal drives, food trails, stunning national parks and beautiful nature reserves.

Tasmania's North West is a great place for touring and offers spectacular views at every turn, from Mt Roland near Devonport, Table Cape near Wynyard and the famous Nut at Stanley. And some of Tasmania's prettiest cities and towns sit right on the water's edge on the scenic North West coast, each with their own unique attractions and relaxed seaside atmosphere.

Tasmania's North West is also home to the Tarkine, one of the world's last great wilderness experiences, Australia’s greatest expanse of cool temperate rainforest and the largest in the world.

There's an ongoing tradition of agriculture here that's evident in the rich red soils and patchwork fields found throughout the countryside. The ideal growing conditions have inspired growers and makers committed to producing the very best in fresh crisp vegetables, dairy products, wines, whiskey and sweet treats for the hungry traveller – the ultimate paddock to plate experience. Follow the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail and you'll experience some of Tasmania's finest producers.

Sisters Beach is a small beachside village on the North West Coast of Tasmania which is known for its beautiful beach and the fact that it is surrounded by the magnificent Rocky Cape National Park. The Park is recognised for its significant native flora and fauna and its significant Aboriginal heritage. Also known as Tangdimmaa, Rocky Cape was home to the Raverloihenna people.

This is also home to breath-taking native plants including the Paterson‘s spider orchid which is listed as a threatened species and the saw-toothed banksia (Banksia serrata) which is only known to occur naturally here. Rocky Cape National Park is heavily populated with native wildlife - pademelons (wallabies), Bennetts wallabies, Eastern grey kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, Eastern barred bandicoots, echidnas, spotted quolls, ringtail possums and brushtail possums all live here and it is not uncommon to have some come to visit!

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