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Arthur river cruises
Arthur River Cruises

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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Arthur river cabin park
Arthur River Cabin Park

Address: 1239 Arthur River Road, Arthur River Tasmania 7330, Australia

We offer a range of accommodation from camping to cabins.

This is an ideal base to explore the Tarkine Wilderness, important Aboriginal carvings and middens, fishing and surfing.

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Discover tasmania: the nut
Discover Tasmania: The Nut

Address: The Nut Summit Cct, Stanley TAS 7331

The historic village of Stanley, in far north-west Tasmania, is nestled at the base of the Nut, a sheer-sided bluff – all that remains of an ancient volcanic plug. A walking track climbs to the summit of the Nut, or you can take the chairlift, with its spectacular views across Bass Strait beaches and over the town. There is accommodation and an excellent campground in Stanley, and the town is a good base for exploring the forests and coastlines further west. See seals, penguins, sea birds and other wildlife close to Stanley local operators offer a range of observation tours.

The town was once the administrative centre for the Van Diemen’s Land Company, a royal charter company, formed in 1824 during the reign of George IV.

Highfield House, an imposing Georgian home was once the VDL Managers’ residence. It is open to the public and overlooks the town below.

To reach Stanley, turn off the Bass Highway (A2) 15 km east of Smithton.

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Highfield historic site
Highfield Historic Site

Address: Highfield, 143 Green Hills Rd, Stanley TAS 7331

Perched overlooking Stanley and The Nut on a windy promontory in North-West Tasmania, Highfield Historic Site represents a stunning example of early colonial architecture from the Regency Period (1811-1820). From the large French windows of the homestead​, visitors are treated to dramatic views of the rugged coastline and Bass Strait beyond.

Construction of what is now the Highfield Historic Site marked the first European occupation in ​North-West Tasmania. Building commenced in 1826 by convict labour under the watchful eye of Edward Curr, chief agent of Van Diemen’s Land Company. The property originally occupied some 350,000 acres of agricultural land which has reduced over time and today covers 9.5 acres.

Visitors to the Highfield Historic Site can walk through the old homestead​, outbuildings and surrounding gardens and immerse themselves in the history of this significant property so intrinsically linked to the development of the Circular Head community. As a venue​, it provides the ideal location for your event or special occasion.

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The angel’s share
The Angels Share

Address: 14 Church Street, Stanley, Tasmania

Proud Stockists of Quality Tasmanian Whiskys, Beverages and Locally Handcrafted Giftware

The cleanest air in the world. Clean green crops and pristine mountain water. Just add clever, dedicated people, and you have the unique recipe for the now world famous whiskies and spirits produced in Tasmania.

Showcased on the wall of “The Angel’s Share” in Stanley, these superb products are available for tasting, and sale. From big, bold, cask strength whisky, to the elegance of Sloe gin, there is something to tempt every palate. And for lovers of Tasmanian wine, beer and cider, “The Angel’s Share” offers a select range of Tasmania’s finest.

Be delighted by exquisite work from our most prized artisans and craftsmen. Works by Dawn Oakford, James Dodson, Kate Medwin and Mark Bishop. Divine jewellery by Jormé, exclusive to “The Angel’s Share,” also the beautiful jewellery of Jennifer G Frost and Helen French.

Fabulous Serenade handbags, wallets and shoes. Luxurious Possum and merino knitwear as well as Tassie made socks, beanies and scarves. Add to that the fantastic new home grown perfumes from Wild Islands and we have your every sense perfectly covered.

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Aardvark adventures
Aardvark Adventures

Address: Southwest TAS 7139

Aardvark Adventures is an adventure tourism, corporate/group event and team-building company based in Hobart, Tasmania.

We have nearly 30 years experience in the adventure industry, and are licensed to operate in National Parks, Hydro Tasmania properties, working forests and crown land.

We can provide abseiling, caving, white water rafting and kayaking adventures, as well as team building activities, conference tours and school outdoor recreation programs.

Challenge yourself at the world’s highest commercial abseil, or raft through the rainforests in the south-west World Heritage Area. Explore Tasmania’s hidden underground world of caves and tunnels.

Or let us take charge at your next staff day or conference for a completely customised corporate event no-one will forget.

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Wild pedder
Wild Pedder

Address: 2/64 Warwick St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000

Wild Pedder is a multi award wining adventure tour operator presenting the pristine wilderness of Southwest Tasmania to those who dare to venture. Owner-operators Lou and Cody are passionate about sharing the incredible diversity and experiences that can be had in Tasmania’s wilds. Combining bushwalking and kayaking, their signature trip named The Pedder Experience instils a sense of underlying connection with the land and an ongoing custodianship to the natural world. Designed to challenge and reward, with the comfort of a warm lodge, fine Tasmanian food and a glass of Pinot at the end of the day; Wild Pedder is like no other.

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