BEACHES, FORESTS & MOUNTAINS
NORTH EAST map above shows that the North East of Tasmania really three different regions.
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SIGHTS: Mt BEN LOMOND and Mt BEN NEVIS are awesome sights, while the white sand beaches of WEYMOUTH, BRIDPORT, WATERHOUSE, MUSSELROE BAY, ANSONS BAY and St HELENS are really beautiful. There are some interesting forests walks around SCOTTSDALE, DERBY, POIMENA and the St COLUMBA FALLS. There is the famous Lavender Farm near Scottsdale.
ROUTES: Except on the B82, which runs parallel to the northern coast, all driving in the north is on winding mountain roads. There is no geographic unity in this area, unlike on the EAST COAST. In addition MUSSELROE and ANSONS bays are accessed on gravel roads from GLADSTONE, so beware! However, the A3 Tasman Highway from St HELENS to LAUNCESTON is a good road.