North West Tasmania

Welcome to North West Tasmania, a region where the rugged beauty of Australia’s island state meets a welcoming spirit that embraces diversity and inclusivity. For LGBTQ+ travellers, North West Tasmania offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from stunning natural landscapes to charming towns and vibrant communities.

A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, North West Tasmania's diverse landscapes range from the dramatic cliffs of the Tarkine wilderness to the serene beaches of Stanley and Boat Harbour, providing the perfect backdrop for adventure and relaxation alike.

Start your journey with a visit to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its pristine beauty. Whether you’re hiking the famous Overland Track or enjoying a tranquil boat ride on Dove Lake, the park offers an immersive sense of freedom and deep connection to nature.

Explore the towns of North West Tasmania each with their own unique character and charm. Devonport, the region’s gateway, is more than just a port city, with a vibrant community where all travellers can feel right at home. Explore the local arts scene or take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Mersey River.

Further west, Burnie combines industrial heritage with a thriving cultural scene. Don’t miss the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, which reflects the city’s commitment to creativity, expression and diversity.

No visit to North West Tasmania is complete without indulging in its culinary delights. The region is renowned for its fresh produce, artisan cheeses and fine wines. LGBTQ+ travellers can enjoy a warm welcome at many of the area’s cafes, restaurants and wineries.

Visit markets in towns like Wynyard and Penguin to sample local delicacies and meet the producers who are passionate about their craft. For a unique dining experience, head to Launceston, just a short drive away, where you can enjoy delicious and innovative cuisine.

Tasmania is known for its inclusive and lively events, and North West Tasmania is no exception. One of the region’s LGBTQ+ highlights is the TasPride Festival, held annually in February. While mostly based in Hobart, the festival features satellite events and celebrations taking place across the island, including in the North West. These events offer a fantastic opportunity to connect with the local LGBTQ+ community and celebrate diversity through art, music, and culture.

Additionally, the Devonport Jazz Festival, held every July, is a fun event that features a diverse lineup of performers in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where everyone can enjoy jazz tunes.

In North West Tasmania, the beauty of the landscape is matched by the warmth of its people. Whether you’re exploring the wilds of Cradle Mountain, enjoying the cultural offerings of Burnie, or simply relaxing on a pristine beach, North West Tasmania promises a journey filled with unforgettable moments and genuine connections.

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