Smithton Tourism & Travel
Situated in the far North West region of Tasmania, Smithton is some 389kms northwest of Hobart and 231kms west of Launceston. The attractive town of Smithton boasts an abundance of natural beauty, a strong sporting and social culture, and a genuine rural village charm. Other delightful little coastal towns and the natural wonders of Rocky Cape National Park are within reach of the Smithton Township. As the administrative centre of the Circular Head Council, Smithton is comprised of 3,361 souls.
Within the centre of town, Circular Head Heritage Centre provides an insight into Smithtons pioneering history. The Western Esplanade Community Park has great fishing and bushwalking, as well as a popular picnic spot overlooking the picturesque Duck River. Just 4kms south of the Smithton Township, Sumac Lookout boasts magnificent views over the Arthur River and surrounding eucalypt forest.
Smithton - Near by
Explore beautiful botanic gardens and rainforest at Allendale Gardens, located in Edith Creek, 13kms south of Smithton. Further south, Milkshake Hills Forest Reserve provides great picnic spots and bushwalking tracks among eucalypts and rainforest. One of Tasmanias most historic farming properties, Woolnorth is located 25kms west of Smithton, and the nearby township of Stanley houses the famous landmark commonly called The Nut.
National Park Rocky Cape
Rocky headlands, wildflowers and intriguing little rock pools can be taken in on various bushwalking tracks throughout the Rocky Cape National Park. Situated along the Bass Strait shoreline and just under an hours drive from Smithton, the National Park is also comprised of a series of caves occupied by Indigenous people from around 8000 years ago.
River and Duck Bay, located 2kms north of Smithton, is popular for fishing and boating.
Today, Smithtons economy is mainly based on agriculture, with the emphasis on beef and dairy farming. Other major industries include fishing, aquaculture, crop farming, timber plantations and tourism.