Arthur River - Township and Things to Do

Arthur River is a coastal village nestled on the banks of the Arthur River, 61kms from Smithton and 15kms from Marrawah. There are about 80 holiday homes, with a permanent population of around 25 people....
Arthur River is a pristine Tasmania wilderness area densely forested with myrtles, sassafras, celery top pine, laurels, blackwood and giant tree ferns. It is part of the famous Tarkine wilderness.
At the River, canoe and boat hire are available.
There are three camping grounds; Manuka, Peppermint and Prickly Wattle, all operated by Parks and Wildlife.

Big Fish Caught

Accomodation available is three and a half to four star spacious self-catering units; 1 and 2 bedroom, and some cottage accommodation. There are two small general stores.
The fishing is very good at Arthur River; Salmon from November to April and Trout in season. The well known "Edge of the World' plaque is situated at the mouth of the river at Gardiner Point. Cruise boats operate daily on the river between mid September to mid June.

Things To Do

  • Beautiful Beaches to walk
  • Watch the brilliant sunsets
  • Visit the old mining town of Balfour
  • Check out the lighthouse at Bluff Hill Point
  • Explore Nelson Bay, Sarah Anne Rocks, Couta Rocks and Temma All bays have different rock formations
  • There are shacks at all these sites
  • Crayfish and Abalone are fished for from Couta Rocks, Nelson Bay and Temma
  • Visit the Forestry Reserves in the N W Forests and explore the Tarkine Drive
  • Visit Dismal Swamp Visitor Centre and Maze
  • Visit the wind farm at Woolnorth and continue down the Western Explorer to Zeehan and Strahan
  • Have a meal at the Marrawah Tavern
  • And, of course, take a cruise on the Arthur River.