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Tasmania East Coast - Southwest National Park

The magnificent Southwest National Park encompasses over six hundred thousand hectares of wild, inspiring country and forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

The park, the largest in Tasmania, epitomises the granduer and spirit of wilderness in its truest sense. Much of the park is remote and far removed from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. For many, just the fact that such a place still exists brings solace. For others, the region offers the challenge to explore areas that retain the same wildness that once characterised new frontiers. For yet others, the area offers the chance to view magnificent scenery from the comfort of their car.

The Gordon River and Scotts Peak roads wind through forest, scrub and moorland, sometimes opening out onto breathtaking views of rugged mountains like the Saw Back, Anne, Western Arthur and Frankland ranges. This is wilderness at its best, and it is equally accessible to those who enjoy the comfort of driving as it is to those who wish to walk in some of the most spectacular country in Australia.

Location

The Southwest National Park encompasses much of the southwest wilderness region of Tasmania. It can be accessed by road in two ways:

via Maydena - Allow 2 1/2 to 3 hours from Hobart to reach the northern boundary of the Southwest National Park.

via Cockle Creek
Cockle Creek is about 2 hours drive south from Hobart. It is reached via the Huon Highway (A6) through Geeveston
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Further Information

Webpage: Southwest National Park

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
GPO Box 1751
Hobart, Tasmania, 7001 AUSTRALIA

Phone enquiries: call 1300 TASPARKS (1300 827 727) - Monday to Friday (9am-4:30pm)