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orange bulletSouth West Tasmania Holidays

This is one of the worlds great untouched wilderness areas and one of the jewels in the crown of Tasmania tourism. It is also a very isolated part of the world and visitors will need to book with the various escorted wilderness adventure operators.

It is a region of pounding, treacherous oceans along the coast and virgin rainforests with wild rivers charging through gorges and ravines. Adventure operators offer flying, hiking, white water rafting, mountaineering, canoeing and caving. Many adventures involve a "fly in - fly out" arrangement.

orange bulletPlaces Of Interest - South West Tasmania

Strathgordon - the major town in the region and originally built to house employees of the hydro-electric authority in the vicinity of the Gordon Dam and power station, now a popular spot for bushwalking, trout fishing, boating and other recreational pursuits. Nearby Lake Gordon and Lake Pedder are the water supply for the underground Gordon power station.

The National Parks - the parks are what this region is all about. South West National Park is one of the world's great wilderness areas, a vast remote domain of forests, mountains, buttongrass plains and rugged coastline. Further north is the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park which is a wilderness area famous for its white water rafting.

Car access is available for some short walks. Access to the Gordon River is available from Strahan at the entrance to Macquarie Harbour on the west coast.

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