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The most tourist-oriented town on the coast is probably Strahan, situated at the mouth of the Franklin-Gordon river. North of Strahan are the coastal townships of Roseberry, Zeehan and Savage River. The Lyell highway connects Strahan to Hobart through Queenstown. The West Coast can be also be reached from the North either by an inland road from the North-West that skirts the Cradle-Mountain National Park, or by a recent coastal road that has ploughed through the Tarkine region - Australia's largest single tract of temperate rainforest.
An extremely short trip to Tasmania would probably miss the West Coast, although a three-day circumnavigation of the state might include Strahan. A longer trip should visit the area as part of a wilderness experience in the Central Highlands, South-West or Tarkine region.
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