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Arthur River Cruises

Tasmania, Attractions

Address: 1429 Arthur River Rd, Arthur River TAS 7330

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Arthur River is in Tasmania’s far northwest, it is approximately:

1 hour by road from Smithton 70 minutes from Stanley

The road is sealed all the way and there is plenty of parking.

Click here to see a more detailed view of our location and directions on Google Maps.

About the region

The small settlement of Arthur River is named after the river and is home to fewer than 40 permanent residents. Located on Tasmania’s rugged west coast, Arthur River lies at the mouth of Tasmania’s only major river which is completely wild; a river in the heart of the Tarkine Wilderness which has never been logged or dammed; a river where one of the world’s largest tract of cool temperate rainforest drains into the mighty Southern Ocean.

Centuries old forest giants of brown top stringybark, blackwood, myrtle, leatherwood, and sassafras have become the foundation of coastal dunes and lay buried in the sand for  thousands of years. The reason  this place is called “The Edge of the World” is because the battered coastline and isolated river mouth lie 15,000km from the next land mass which is Patagonia, the south east  coast of Argentina.

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