Exploring the Natural Wonders of Western Tasmania: A Weekend Adventure


Are you ready to embark on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Western Tasmania?

Join Lefty Pablo as he recounts his recent weekend escapade filled with outdoor adventures and stunning scenery.

Pablo’s Diary

Starting from Devonport, my travel companions and I set off on a 1 hour and 40-minute drive to Lake Rosebery. Nestled amidst the wilderness, this serene lake offers three free camping sites, each with its own charm. Opting for the last one, we were greeted with a picturesque lakeside spot where we indulged in a refreshing swim upon arrival. As dusk settled, we lit a cosy fire in our stove and savoured the simplicity of roasting sweetcorn. The following morning, we woke up to the tranquil ambiance of the lake and treated ourselves to a delightful pancake breakfast by the water’s edge.

Energised for the day ahead, we embarked on a scenic one-hour drive towards Ocean Beach. Arriving at the lookout point, we couldn’t resist the allure of the crashing waves below, beckoning us to try our hand at surfing. With the unique opportunity to drive along the sandy shores, courtesy of the beach’s accessible entry points (Entrance: Mahoneys campsite #2) , we savoured the thrill of driving by the coastline, spotting a playful seal along the way. As the tide began to rise, signalling the end of our beach escapade, we retreated to Swan Basin Picnic Area for a picturesque lunch amidst panoramic views and barbecue facilities. With the day drawing to a close, we returned to the lookout point to witness a mesmerising sunset before settling in for the night.

The next morning, we ventured towards Montezuma Falls, an hour away from our lookout haven. Embarking on a leisurely three-hour hike, we were enveloped by lush greenery and enchanted by the myriad of ferns and moss adorning the trees. Upon reaching the awe-inspiring vantage point overlooking the majestic waterfall, we paused to relish the natural beauty surrounding us.

With our hearts full of memories and our spirits rejuvenated by nature’s wonders, we reluctantly bid farewell to Western Tasmania, retracing our steps back to Devonport. As we reflected on our unforgettable weekend expedition, one thing became clear – the allure of Tasmania’s wilderness is simply irresistible, beckoning adventurers to explore its hidden treasures time and time again.

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