Smithton Visitor Information Centre



Tarkine, Tasmania, Australia



Slip on socks and Blundstone boots, then put your best foot forward on one of the edge of the worlds extensive network of walking tracks or ease the pace on a heritage walking tour of our historic Stanley streetscapes and small country towns.

The ADVENTURE starts here, so make it a family affair with Dad, Mum and the Kids and see the Tarkine in motion by hiring a Kawasaki Teryx 4 Seater Buggy and have an experience of a life time on one of our fully guided Tag-A-Long Adventures. All Buggies come Equipped with all Safety Gear including Helmet, Gloves

Looking for an indoor activity? The Smithton Wellbeing Indoor Recreation & Leisure centre is a contemporary leisure facility boasting a six-lane heated indoor pool, kids aquatic play area and group fitness facilities. The centre offers lanes for lap swimming, recreational activity, swimming lessons, kids birthday parties, and both on land

With this beautiful corner of the state bound by stunning coastline, it’s hard not to find a spot begging you to throw a line in. The township of Stanley is well known for its runs of tasty trevally, with the local wharf being one of the most popular recreational fishing

You don’t need a licence for rod and line fishing in marine waters in Tasmania. An Inland Fisheries licence is required for any fishing in inland waters including some river mouths and estuaries.

Licences are required for abalone, rock lobster, scallop, set line (longlines and droplines), graball net, mullet net and beach seine net fishing.

Sea Fisheries licences:
Inland Fisheries licences:


Tasmania is a treasure trove for the keen wildlife enthusiast and the North West corner does not disappoint. Whilst it’s almost impossible not to spot wombats and wallabies on your travels (please drive slowly at night!), devils quolls and all manner of mammalian inhabitants await you, particularly upon nightfall. A


Hidden half an hour inland from the coast, Dip Falls has largely remained a local secret. Spectacular after a heavy rainfall, this two-tiered waterfall is unique in its stepped appearance. Its unique block-like formation can be appreciated from multiple viewing platforms and walking trails. Wander just a few minutes’ drive

If exploring off the beaten track is your thing, add this secluded day use site to your list. Barbeque facilities and a shelter are available and if you’re visiting in the warmer months it can be a welcome spot to take a refreshing dip. Brown trout reside here so throw

Grab your puffer jacket – it’s worth bracing the evening chill to welcome the world’s smallest penguins as they head to their burrows. The purpose-built viewing platform is illuminated with special red lighting designed not to disturb these delightful locals. Leave your cameras, torches and loud voices behind as bright

Wheelchair Accessible, Non-Smoking

A fascinating day awaits exploring some 30km2 of spectacular National Park. Hugging the coastline, the park is famed for its striking geological features including sea caves and unusual rock formations. Being a walker’s paradise, you’ll uncover everything from short strolls to longer treks. Think coastal heath, rugged headlands, deserted beaches and

Locals are spoilt for choice when it comes to the great outdoors. Walks on offer range from 15 minute strolls to breathtaking lookouts through to more adventurous treks to test your fitness levels. Your best bet is to grab a copy of the North West Visitor Guide, the perfect outline


Tasmania’s serious waves attract some serious surfers. As long as you’re prepared to travel you’ll always be able to track down a ride. In the north eastern corner, the township of Marrawah is the place to head. The groundswell rolling in from the Southern Ocean will challenge those with best


If making the steep trek to the top of The Nut is not for you, the chairlift might be just the ticket. A leisurely five-minute cruise aboard this classic chairlift will have you enjoying 360° views as you travel the 250m to your summit perch. Pack your camera and settle

Tasmania is increasingly becoming a popular golf getaway, boasting more than 80 clubs welcoming visiting members. The townships of Stanley and Smithton both offer 9 hole courses – with Stanley’s said to offer one of Tassie’s ‘greenest greens and roughest roughs’. 

Stanley Golf Club (03) 6458 1395

Smithton Country Club (03) 6452 2499

Nestled within the heart of a pristine Tarkine, the enchanting Trowutta Arch awaits those who seek a brief escape into a world where prehistoric wonderland seamlessly melds with the ethereal beauty of outer space. This natural marvel, born from the dramatic collapse of an ancient cave, beckons adventurers on a