Approximately two hours' drive from Devonport in the far north-west tip of Tasmania you will find Smithton, an ideal base for exploring this wonderful region filled with nature's highlights and quality local food.
Renowned for its forests, wildlife-spotting and glorious long stretches of secluded beach this is a great place to settle down for a few days and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of such a prosperous region.
As the major industrial and administrative centre for Circular Head, Smithton is well equipped to provide you with quality accommodation and plenty of dining options.
Dairy products and Duck River oysters are the specialities of the region and you will not be disappointed by the fine local produce available from friendly vendors.
With the rains of the Roaring Forties working their magic Smithton remains constantly green and lush. Yet the average summer daytime temperature is 24 degrees Celcius, so visitors can enjoy the nearby sites in comfort.
From Smithton you are able to make short journeys to highlights such as Tarkine Forest Adventures at Dismal Swamp – a sunken blackwood forest where you can slide down a tube or take a buggy ride to the bottom.
You might also wish to take a tour of Woolnorth farm to learn about its rich farming history or spot Tasmanian Devils at Kings Run.