History, Art and Landscapes of North West Tasmania
Discover the pristine wilderness and natural beauty of North West Tasmania, from the dark waters of the Gordon River to the sublime natural grandeur of Cradle Mountain.
Gain an insight into Launceston’s settler history at National Trust-listed Clarendon, and admire the Georgian architecture of the well-preserved village of Evandale. Explore colonial artist John Glover’s lovingly restored estate, Nile Farm, and appreciate his response to the landscape on a guided visit of the colonial art collection at Launceston’s Queen Victoria Art Gallery.
Discover the fascinating history of the Van Diemen’s Land Company at the perfectly preserved town of Stanley, where the flat-topped Nut rises dramatically from the water’s edge and offers stunning views of the surrounding coastline.
In picturesque Strahan, go beyond the beauty of the Gordon River wilderness on a cruise to Macquarie Harbour and Sarah Island, where the convict-built ruins pre-date those at Port Arthur and are among Australia’s oldest.
Enjoy the fresh air and exceptional beauty of Cradle Mountain, in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
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