This map of the southwest wilderness of Tasmania will demonstrate just how remote and vast this area really is. It includes the Southwest National Park, Lake Pedder, the South Coast Track, Bathurst Harbour, Melaleuca, the Hartz Mountains, Geeveston and the Arve Valley, Federation Peak, Strathgordon, Lake Gordon, Cox Bight, New Harbour, New River Lagoon and Port Davey. It can easily be accessed by air from Hobart, either on day trips or one way for backpackers and hikers.
Things to Look for in Southwest Wilderness
Getting ThereThe southwest wilderness area of Tasmania is about as far from civilization as you can get. It’s the perfect getaway for anyone looking to immerse themselves in wilderness and be surrounded by natural beauty in the heart of the great outdoors.
A simple one hour plane flight takes you from Hobart to a point where the only access is by foot. If you are prepared to walk about 5 days in either directions on the South Coast Track, you will make it. There are no roads to Bathurst Harbour – you have to fly, walk, or go by sea.