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Like a bumpy road.

As usual we were given beautiful scenery, but what is it with those ripple strips, They drive you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
scruffy0ne
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Perth, Australia
Beautiful scenery

Another must do for the area. The scenery was spectacular! Take a picnic and take your time to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Talbingo01
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Talbingo, Australia
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All reviews take your time day trip beautiful scenery western explorer couple of years both sides jewel in the crown green point old trees the loop well worth the effort closed due pristine wilderness points of interest flora and fauna sinkhole walks
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As usual we were given beautiful scenery, but what is it with those ripple strips, They drive you crazy and take away from the overall effect of the drive. One set of strips was placed after a 25km bend. Come on!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scruffy0ne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another must do for the area. The scenery was spectacular! Take a picnic and take your time to enjoy this special part of Tasmania.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Talbingo01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful drive through the wilderness and along the coast. Be sure to take your time (we took a full day from Stanley to do the loop) and enjoy the many places along the way to stop and take a closer look. The road is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a great drive, as long as you're not in a hurry and as long as you take it easy on the many curves on the often wet and always windy roads. There's lots to see on the well-marked walks and drive paths. Just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martyn B
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Good road , easy for an SUV, with many stop off points to view the attractions & the many "sink holes" which are so well explained you will be an expert by the time you reach Arthur River. We left from Stanley with scallop pies...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank raffles123
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Well with the diversion to complete this loop. Somac Lookout was interesting but the jewel in the crown is Trowutta Arch. This walk is less than 30 minutes round trip, the view through the arch into the pool is stunning and very with the effort.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ragriff
Reviewed 25 October 2018

After a visit to The Edge of the World at Arthur River, we decided to continue along the "Tarkine Drive" along winding narrow roads through the natural wilderness in this part of Tasmania.. Fortunately there are ample opportunities to pull off the road to admire...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rogeria l
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Whilst most of the drive is through truly spectacular rainforest, the drive in and out is through clear felled areas that appear to have had no attempt made at cleaning up or rehabilitation.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill D
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Grezt views of diffient size and stage of sink holes, rivers, walks in forest, waterfalls, lookouts.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kate h
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We did the loop from Smithton to Edge of the World, down to Couta Rocks, Sumac Lookout then straight up (not looping out to Sinkhole and Rapid River). We started and ended at Wynyard. Overall, I was underwhelmed. If you are in the area and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Whyknot B
19 August 2018|
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Response from Kartch | Reviewed this property |
I think Western Explorer is only 77k. It's gravel and suitable for 2WD. I strongly suggest though confirming conditions with Arthur River Parks and Wildlife Service. You can Google their office. Their rangers monitor all... More
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Roslyn B
13 June 2018|
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Response from Kartch | Reviewed this property |
Yes. the main loop is sealed. If you decide to do a Western Explorer road, please note that although unsealed, this road is suitable for 2WD cars.
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