Discover the North West Coast

Molly Malones is a great place to base yourself if you want to discover the wonders of the North West Coast of Tasmania.  Some of the fantastic local attractions include:

Cradle Mountain

The iconic Cradle Mountain is a must see tourist destination in North West Tasmania and forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.  Whilst visiting there you can experience ancient rainforests, alpine lakes, native wildlife & world class bushwalks.

Cradle Mountain is also the starting point for the world famous Overland Track, which is a 65km trek that features prominently on many travellers’ ‘bucket list’

Cradle Mountain is 80km from Devonport and makes for an ideal day trip.  For those wanting to stay at Cradle Mountain, the fantastic Cradle Mountain Chateau is a great place to stay.

Link to Cradle Mountain Chateau

Sheffield

Sheffield has been widely known as the ‘Town of Murals’ ever since the first mural was unveiled in 1986.  Tourists can now find over 60 murals located around the town, depicting a vast array of stories about the local scenery and historical events.  If you are lucky enough to visit in April each year, you can catch the International Mural Festival that is held in the township.  Sheffield is a short drive from Devonport and will take approximately 30 minutes.

Stanley

Stanley is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from Devonport and is a must see for nature lovers.  Stanley is a tourist destination and fishing port that is most famous for ‘The Nut’ – which is an old volcanic plug.  The adventurous can scale The Nut via a steep walking track or for those wishing to take the easy route, there is a chairlift.

Latrobe

Latrobe is a short 10 minute drive from Devonport and features a number of well known tourist attractions and something to suit everyone.  For the sweet toothed there is the delicious House of Anvers chocolates.  The sporty types will love a visit to the Australian Axeman’s Hall of Fame.  And the nature lovers will be keen to try and spot a local native treasure in the Warrawee Forest Reserve. (Did you know that Latrobe is the Platypus capital of the world?)