North West Tasmania


Heading off for the weekend on Friday night after work we decided to drive to Narawntapu National Park, a 3.5hr drive, to camp the night so that we could spend the whole weekend on the North West coast. Driving north we were treated to a pretty spectacular sunset, and we had to stop a few times to take photos. Arriving at the campground in the dark, it was clear that there was plenty of wildlife that also called this area home, and it was a slow drive to the camping area. 

On Saturday morning we woke up early to walk to the beach and catch sunrise. The sky changed to a pastel pink, reflecting off the shallow water on the beach at low tide. We warmed up in the golden light as it peeked over the surrounding hills, then found a secluded place to cook breakfast before heading off for the day. We drove along the coastline, making some stops at some of the small towns and beaches before arriving at Rocky Cape National Park for lunch. After making lunch and a quick nap, we met up with Graham who took us up one of the walks to get a great view over the National Park before ending up the afternoon at the lighthouse.

As it grew darker we decided to drive to a nearby campground to stay for the night. On Sunday we spent the morning in Stanley and had a second breakfast at a local cafe before making the long trip home. The north west is so beautiful and green at this time of year, and there were plenty of flowers in abundance, from the tulips at Table Cape to the wildflowers at Rocky Cape and everything in between. It was the perfect time of year to visit this beautiful area of Tasmania.

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