Hellyer Gorge

Camping Area Picnic Area

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DISTANCES: Burnie 52km, Queenstown 128Km

A scenic reserve on the Waratah Highway linking the north-west and west coasts (picnic and rest area). A mountainous and heavily forested area, it is one of the most impressive sections of highway in Tasmania. Since the opening of the Guildford/Hampshire road, heavy vehicles leave the Hellyer Gorge to the more leisurely motorist, making it even more popular as a picnic area.

A number of walking tracks along the banks of the Hellyer River (near the rest area) provide a pleasant walk to refresh before journeying on.