(Photo of the Franklin River, courtesy of Dave Heatley)
The West Coast has rugged mountains, magnificent rivers and ancient rainforests, including huon pines. The famous Overland Track ends at Lake St Clair.
Queenstown is an historic town with a strong mining heritage. Strahan was the base for the Franklin River Blockade in 1982-1983 which resulted in an historic conservation outcome. The town is now a vibrant tourism centre and the starting point for cruises on the Gordon River.
The West Coast has wild beaches including Ocean Beach near Strahan.