Smithton

Relax, replenish at the gateway to the Tarkine.

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Smithton

Smithton is the commercial centre of the North West Coast and the last stop before Arthur River – and the beginning of the Tarkine wilderness.

Surrounded by lush green fields fed by the rains of the Roaring Forties, Smithton has plenty of in-town and nearby attractions. Get an overview of the North West Coast on a scenic flight or take a tour of the Tarkine and surrounds.

The evocatively named Dismal Swamp (Tarkine Forest Adventures) has a unique sunken Blackwood forest that can be reached by foot, buggy or a thrilling slide ride down to the forest floor.

Further west at Marrawah, thrill-seeking surfers take on the seriously dangerous swells of the wild Southern Ocean and Tasmanian devils can be seen in the wild on a unique overnight stay.

At Cape Grim on Tasmania’s north-western tip you can breathe the cleanest air in the world on a spectacular guided coastal walk and tour Tasmania’s largest wind farm harnessing the powerful winds of the Roaring Forties.

Smithton is a 1-hr drive (86 km) from Burnie.

LOCAL TIPS

Sample some of Tasmania’s best dairy products, fresh seafood and prime beef, available at farm gates, eateries in town or where ever you are in the region.

Stanley Visitor Information Centre

45 Main Road, Stanley TAS 7331
Tel: (03) 6458 1330
Fax: (03) 6458 1267
Email: info@stanley.com.au
www.stanley.com.au
www.takeontheedge.com.au

Open: 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday; 12pm – 4pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays (May – October). 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday; 10am – 4pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays (November – April).

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Good Friday.

How to Get There

Bus

REDLINE COACHES, Tel: 1300 360 000.
www.redlinecoaches.com.au

Road (Self drive)

From Devonport or Burnie take the A2 Bass Highway.

Travelling distances and times to nearby towns

Stanley to: Arthur River – 85 km (1.5 hours), Burnie – 60km (1 hour), Devonport – 109km (1.5 hours).

Accommodation

Stanley

B&B’s, caravan and cabin parks, hotels and motels, and self-contained apartments, units and historic cottages. Accommodation enquiries and bookings can be made through the Visitor Information Centre.

Smithton

B&B’s, hotels and motels, and self-contained accommodation. Accommodation enquiries and bookings can be made through the Stanley Visitor Information Centre.

Arthur River and Marrawah

Caravan and cabin park, and self-contained accommodation. Accommodation enquiries and bookings can be made through the Stanley Visitor Information Centre.

Motor Homes

Motor homes, caravans and camping available at Stanley Cabin and Tourist Park. Toilet, shower, laundry facilities and fully equipped camper’s kitchen and barbecues.

Designated Sullage Point

Tatlows Beach Carpark. Wharf Road, Stanley

West Esplandade Carpark, Smithton.

Internet Cafes

Stanley Information Visitor Centre, 45 Main Road, Stanley. Tel: (03) 6458 1330.

Stanley Cabin and Tourist Park, 1 Wharf Road, Stanley. Tel: (03) 6458 1266.

Banks & ATMs

Stanley

ANZ Bank agency, Stanley Bakehouse, Church Street †

Commonwealth Bank agency, Post Office, Church Street †

Self Funded ATM, Stanley Supermarket & Newsagency, Wharf Road. †

Smithton

Commonwealth Bank and ATM, Emmett Street, Smithton

ANZ Bank and ATM, Emmett Street, Smithton

Bass & Equitable Agents, It’s All Good Health Food Store, Emmett Street, Smithton

Westpac Bank agency & ATM Ace Kodak Express, Smith Street, Smithton

† These banking facilities and ATMs are only accessible during the operating hours of each business. Self Funded ATMs may run out of cash to dispense.

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