Westerway is a small town in Tasmania, that sits just outside of the Mount Field National Park. Westerway can be reached from Hobart in just over an hour, being app. 65 km north-west of Hobart, via New Norfolk. The Mt Field national park is home to one of Tassie’s most photographed waterfalls and offers visitors many excellent experiences in the region including bushwalking and skiing during Winter. An excellent visitor centre offers food, coffee, souvenirs and a wide range of information about the park. Westerway is set on the banks of the Tyenna River, a popular waterway with trout fishermen. Westerway is perhaps best known for it’s close proximity to Mt Field. Closer to the town of Westerway, local farmers grow raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and apricots each year with many offering roadside sales through their farmgate – you can also buy at some of the cafes in the region. If you are very lucky, and more likely at dawn or dusk, you may also see the shy platypus playing in the shallow river banks.
Accommodation is available at in the region, mainly as bed and breakfast options. The Tasmanian state government has huts inside the national park that can be rented, and at the caravan park at Mount Field itself, which also offers camping. Camping Mt Field National Park.