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smithton

Emmett Street the heart of Smithton
Smithton
North West Region
Historic "Bridge Hotel"
Smithton
North West Region
Aboriginal Centre
Smithton
North West Region
McCain vegetable factory
Smithton
North West Region
Hall of the sea scouts
Smithton
North West Region
Duck River at Smithton
Smithton
North West Region
Duck River at Smithton
Smithton
North West Region
Anzac Park
Smithton
North West Region
War memorial
Smithton
North West Region

SMITHTON, Cape Grim & Dismal Swamp

SMITHTON is the largest town and the commercial hub of the extreme north west of Tasmania. It has many facilities, including 2 great parks and a heritage centre. It is also close to a number of major attractions, which make it a great place to stay for touring the north west region. These attractions include the:

From Smithton you are 10 minutes from historic STANLEY. ROCKY CAPE is 30 minutes away, while ARTHUR RIVER, TARKINE DRIVE and WYNYARD are 40 minutes away. BURNIE is 60 minutes away.

Nearby places are described in the TARKINE REGION, STANLEY, TARKINE DRIVE, ARTHUR RIVER, ROCKY CAPE,WYNYARD and BURNIE pages.


View Region North West & Tarkine in a larger map

FACILITIES: There is a full shopping precinct at Smithton. There is a cafe at the entrance to the Dismal Swamp. There are no commercial facilities at Cape Grim. There is some accommodation at SMITHTON and at ARTHUR RIVER.

TOURIST information is located at 29 Smith Street, Smithton. The telephone is (03) 6458 1330 Other sources are:

SIGHTS: Smithton is a commercial centre with both a port and an airport. It has excellent access to the north west and to the Tarkine. MARRAWAH and the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area are quite close and you can quite easily access CAPE GRIM, STANLEY and ROCKY CAPE from Smithton. The attractions include the:

ROUTE: Smithton is on the A2 Bass Highway that runs along the north west coast and finally ends at MARRAWAH. B22 exits from the south of Smithton and is the rough road to CORINNA.

Click to see the LARGER PHOTO GALLERY.

  • DISMAL SWAMP
  • SMITHTON

 

Dismal Swamp Tasmania

1/ The Dismal Swamp is in north west Tasmania just west of Smithton. This is the entrance to the theme park. Just beyond this building is the famous slide.

Dismal Swamp Tasmania

2/ The famous Dismal Swamp slide takes you rapidly down the hill to the walkways at the base.

Dismal Swamp Tasmania

3/ This lookout near the entrance gives you a panoramic view of the Dismal Swamp below.

Dismal Swamp Tasmania

4/ Many walkways criss cross the Dismal Swamp and allow you to see the exhibits without getting your feet wet.

Dismal Swamp Tasmania

5/ Special cars take people around the Dismal Swamp, if they do not wish to walk.

Dismal Swamp Tasmania

6/ The walkways of the Dismal Swamp are decorated with a number of interesting sculptures.

 

Smithton Emmett Street

1/ Smithton is the commercial hub of the north west of Tasmania. Smithton is also the fifth largest city in Tasmania. This photo shows Emmett Street, the heart of the Smithton CBD. There are a number of old Victorian era buildings in Smithton like the ANZ bank building.

Smithton Emmett Street

2/ Just beyond the Smithton CBD were some interesting streets.

Smithton King Street

3/ This attractive building is now the Aboriginal Centre of Smithton.

Smithton

4/ Smithton is a hilly town with some interesting houses.

Smithton King Street

5/ This photo shows King Street in Smithton looking down west towards the Duck River.

Smithton park

6/ Near the Smithton CBD is Anzac Park. It looks down into the town of Smithton.

Smithton war memorial

7/ Anzac Park in Smithton contains the war memorial.

Smithton Duck River McCains

8/ Near the Duck River is the McCain vegetable packing factory. This is one of the largest enterprises in Tasmania and is a major asset of Smithton.

Smithton Tasmanian Seafoods

9/ Very close to McCain's is Tasmanian Seafoods. First class seafood is caught off the north west coast of Tasmania and processed in Smithton.

Smithton Duck River

10/ Smithton was founded as a port on the Duck River.

Smithton Bridge Hotel

11/ Across the Duck River is the Bridge Hotel of Smithton.

Smithton Duck River

12/ This photo looks north up the Duck River and shows the old port area of Smithton.

Smithton Duck River

13/ This photo looks south from the bridge towards the rich farm lands south of Smithton.

Smithton Duck River

14/ The yellow building is the home of the Smithton Sea Scouts. The sea scouts teach young people important boating and social skills.

Smithton Duck River

15/ This shows the extreme tidal range of the Duck River at Smithton. Note how the boats are stranded at low tide.

Smithton Duck River

16/ This photo shows the park at the end of the Duck River.

Smithton Three Hammock Island

17/ East of the Smithton CBD is a lookout from where you can see Duck Bay, which is north of Smithton. On the horizon you can see Three Hammock Island, which is an important nature reserve.

 

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