FAR SOUTH TASMANIA
The Far South is where the mountains and forest meet the Great Southern Ocean, with the rugged South West National Park to the west and charming seaside towns dotting the east coast. It’s also where the southern-most road in Australia ends.
Stay a night or two in the fishing village of Dover, on Port Esperance Bay. Walk the beautiful beaches, have some fun on the water, cast out a line, and taste the area’s divine seafood in the local pubs and restaurants. Dover is also the gateway to the South West National Park, where you can enjoy the secret solitude of the temperate rainforests and meet the local wildlife.
Southport is another great spot to spend a night or two. Visit the nearby Hastings Caves State Reserve to take a guided tour of ancient dolomite caves and enjoy the hot springs pool. At Ida Bay, experience the beautiful bush and stunning coastal scenery from a historic railway line.
At the very end of the road, you’ll find postcard-worthy scenery at Cockle Creek, where you can take advantage of the campground. You’ll likely have the pristine beach at Recherche Bay all to yourself, so enjoy creating footprints in the white sand and frolicing in the sparkling emerald water (during the warmer months). If you love hiking, the magnificent Southwest National Park is yours to explore.
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