Western Explorer, Tarkine, TAS © Off the Path

9-day family friendly adventure to the western wilds of Tasmania 

9-day family friendly adventure to the western wilds of Tasmania  

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, TAS © Cultivate Productions

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania © Cultivate Productions

Travel tip

Where time permits (or if you are planning a return visit), teach you kids to respect nature on the six-day, 65-kilometre (40-mile) Overland Track – a sure-fire bonding experience.

Montezuma Falls, Rosebery, TAS © Jess Bonde

Montezuma Falls, Rosebery, Tasmania © Jess Bonde

Know before you go

These smaller towns of Tassie’s west coast are serviced by shaky-at-best internet and patchy phone coverage. So bring cash and expect an enforced digital detox.

West Coast Wilderness Railway, Queenstown, TAS © Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett

West Coast Wilderness Railway, Queenstown, Tasmania © Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett

Queenstown, TAS © We are Explorers

Queenstown, Tasmania © We are Explorers

Travel tip

Driving around Queenstown is both thrilling and stunning, but take care on the winding roads and be warned that backseat passengers may need some motion-sickness remedies.

Pumphouse Point, Lake St Clair, TAS © Emilie Ristevski

Pumphouse Point, Lake St Clair, Tasmania © Emilie Ristevski

Cataract Gorge, Launceston, TAS © Jarrad Seng

Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania © Jarrad Seng

The wild west

Head to Queenstown on Tassie’s rugged west coast to experience The Unconformity, a biennial three-day contemporary arts festival in a truly breathtaking setting.

For more information about road trips in Tasmania, go to discovertasmania.com.