Enjoy a fascinating trip to the historic, Woolnorth property in the far north west of Tasmania. Departing from Smithton and accompanied by a local guide, the coach travels west, via Montagu, with glimpses of the Hunter group of islands.
Passing the dairy operations of the Van Diemens Land Company, arrive at the Roaring 40s largest wind farm in Australia. Here the prevailing winds generate about 10% of Tasmanian’s power needs. Cape Grim is the next stop, with panoramic views of Suicide Bay, the Dough Boys, Victory Hill and offshore islands. See livestock grazing, the lime-sand pit, shearing shed and the cookhouse, the oldest cottage in north west Tasmania.
At the director’s lodge, enjoy a delicious lunch of tender Cape Grim beef, fresh salads and a generous Tasmanian cheese and fruit platter, whilst seated at the 1780 boardroom table.
Following lunch, the coach travels to Woolnorth Point, where the remains of the S.S.Colliboi have lain since 1932. The wooden steamship, of 310 tons, purchased by William Holyman & Sons in 1929, struck a reef near Hunter Island, whilst under the command of Captain Neilson.
Identify tracks of the spotted-tail quoll, echidna, wombat, Bennett's and Rufus Wallaby in the sand. Spot the numerous waders, oyster catchers, eagles, cockatoos, parrots, hawks and native hens. Woolnorth is home to a healthy population of Tasmanian Devils, living and thriving in the coastal vegetation. See these endangered marsupials before the crippling, Devil Facial Tumour Disease spreads to this remote region.