Wilmot Tourism & Travel
Situated in Tasmanias mountainous North West region, Wilmot is some 282kms northwest of Hobart, 127kms west of Launceston and 40kms southwest of Devonport. Offering magnificent views of the Cradle Country Mountains, the quirky little town of Wilmot is famed for its amusing letterbox trail. The home of the original Coles store is set amidst breathtaking natural scenery and is within close proximity to the world-famous Cradle Mountain situated in the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park. In the municipality of the Kentish Council, Wilmot is just shy of 100 souls.
Discover the well preserved original Coles Store, now a historic shop at Wilmot. Australias first permanent Coles retail store was operated by the Coles family from 1910 to 1921. Today, the Coles-Myer chain is an Australia-wide retailing giant. Visitors can view the towns history at the Wilmot Museum, and experience the exquisite fruit wines and ciders at the family run Wilmot Hill Winery. The renowned novelty letterbox trail at Wilmot is a must see. The quirky objects range from a Ned Kelly to various vehicle themed letterboxes.
Wilmot - Near by
The nearby Bell Mountain boasts magnificent 360-degree views of surrounding mountains including Mount Roland, Mount Claude, Mount Vandyke, the Great Western Tiers, Cradle Mountain and Black Bluff. The many spectacular walking trails around Cradle Mountain are also nearby, taking in the the iconic mountain and beautiful surrounding landscape. On the eastern side of the Wilmot Township, visitors can see where international rowing championships have taken place at Lake Barrington and take the 1.5 hour walk to the stunning waterfall of Forth Falls. The charming coastal town of Ulverstone, the artistic hub of Sheffield and the vibrant port of Devonport are all within a 30-minute drive from Wilmot.
National Park Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair
Some 47kms southwest of Wilmot, Tasmanias most recognisable landmark, Cradle Mountain is situated within the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park. Many walking trails can be easily accessed, taking in brilliant scenery including Tasmanias highest peak, Mt Ossa, and Australias deepest natural freshwater lake, Lake St Clair.