Smithton is the best place to stay while you explore the far north west of Tasmania’s coastline. The area has so much to do and see and the best place to jump into everything is from Smithton. Located only 1.5 hours from the port of Devonport, and an hour from the commercial hub of Burnie, Smithton’s surrounding forests and wildlife make it an amazing final stop in any Tasmanian adventure.
Smithton is surrounded by smaller townships Murrawah, Stanley and Arthur River. Each has its own unique charm, and the best way to explore them is to stay at some of the accommodation options in Smithton before travelling around the region. There are some fantastic self contained apartments available for families and some wonderful choice of hotels, including some stunning luxury hotels options. Start in the central location of Smithton and then enjoy the chairlift to the top of Nut volcano in Stanley to enjoy breathtaking views of the area. If you are more a surfer, then Murrawah has the best beach in the area, while Arthur River is a beautiful picnic spot where you can eat your lunch in the midst of the friendly local birds and wildlife. For a longer journey, take an hour’s drive to Wynyard and enjoy the beaches down in Boats Harbour.
The town of Smithton itself also has plenty to offer travellers. Tarkine Forest is a stunning blackwood forest where you can take a relaxing walk through the green canopy, or else try spot some Tasmanian Devil’s in their natural habitat at Kings Run. With so much great stuff to do so close to nature, there isn’t a need to spend lavish amounts of money. Smithton can provide numerous budget hotel and motel accommodation, to suit travellers every need. To experience daily life in Smithton, visit the Lacrum Dairy Farm where they will demonstrate to you how they make their many delicious cheeses you sample. Fishing and boating is also popular in the area. Essentially, there is always something to done in the wondrous area of Smithton.
For alternate accommodation options, stay in any of the surrounding cities. Burnie and Devenport have a variety of luxury hotels and resorts for you to stay at, and are close enough to go for daytrips into the Smithton region. The North West coast also has backpacker hostels for those on a real tight budget, meaning everyone has the opportunity to explore Tasmania’s North West coast.