Smithton Township is the final stop before Arthur River and the famous Tarkine Wilderness. Smithton is geographically the closest accessible point to Victoria and King Island by flight.

The region surrounding Smithton features beautiful greenery and a unique ecosystem supported by clean air and pure rainfall from the Roaring Forties. There is a range of activities to do both in town and in the surrounding regions. We recommend some activities below:

Saturday Market

Featuring an eclectic mix of antiques, second-hand and new items for sale in a family friendly atmosphere.

135 Nelson Street, Smithton

Open Saturdays from 9am-3pm

Ph: 0418144249

Tarkine Forest Adventures

See the Dismal Swamp, which is the largest sinkhole in the southern hemisphere at an impressive 624 hectares. Enjoy a wide variety of family friendly activities including a 1.6km maze down into the sinkhole, a 110m slide, a café and many rare species of animals, flowers and fungi.

Ph: 03 6456 7138

Cape Grim

Cape Grim is home to the world’s cleanest air and purest rain water due to famous Roaring Forties. Tour operators offer trips around Cape Grim or simply sample some of the beef or bottled water at local Smithton butchers and restaurants.

Ph: (03) 9644 6500

Woolnorth Tours

Woolnorth tours have been operating for over 20 years and offer a selection of boutique tours, activites and scenic flights including Woolnorth, the wind farm, Cape Grim, the Tarkine and Tasmanian devil spotting.

Ph: (03) 6452 1493

Tall Timbers

Tall Timbers provides adventures, tours and 4-wheel driving trips. Covering topics such as aboriginal heritage, the mysterious Tasmanian Tiger and travelling through the Tarkine and the untouched Arthur River.

Ph: 1800 628 476

Country Club

The Smithton Country Club is a nine-hole golf course on Tasmania’s far North West Coast. Smithton is a one-hour drive west of Burnie (86 km) and a 90-minute drive west of Devonport (135 km).

Ph: (03) 6452 2499