Edge of the World
Edge of the World
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TAKE ON THE EDGE Edge of the World Experience the beauty of Stanley and Tasmania's north-west coast, a region aptly named the 'Edge of the World'. This is the one place in the world where even time getting lost will be worthwhile... With ancient history to uncover, amazing landscapes to explore and locals who will be more than happy to reveal our hidden gems. Isn't it about time you come up for a breath of fresh air?
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westy54
Sydney, Australia9,046 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
The "Edge of the World" is located on Gardiner Point, just south of Arthur River, and is point of interest no: 5 on the Tarkine Drive. There is a large free car park behind a mound on which the lookout is located. There are also public toilets here.

From the car park it is a short flat walk along a well constructed boardwalk out to a relatively flat rock ledge close to the ocean. Here there is a small stone plinth and a plaque with an inscription by Brian Inder.

Walking back towards the car park you will come to the elevated lookout and, depending on the weather, could get blown away.

Gardiner Point is the start of the longest stretch of uninterrupted ocean in the world. If you sailed west from here across the Indian Ocean you would not hit land until you arrived in Argentina.

The coastline is extremely rugged and hazardous and the surrounding small beach areas were littered with logs and driftwood that had been blown and swept ashore by the famed Roaring Forties winds.

Well worth the stop which is only a short drive off the main road.
Written 31 August 2023
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Evita
Mildura, Australia31 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
Captivated by the oceans presence and the unwavering beauty of the exposed rocks brings this wonderful place to enjoy the fresh air breeze and the wonders of natures stacked along the shore.
Written 3 June 2023
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_elizabethhansen1959
Brisbane Region, Australia57 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Solo
Just another totally pristine Tasmanian experience. I absolutely love Tasmania. Have been 3 times and definitely will get there again. The people are lovely also.
Written 12 March 2023
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food_lover
Sydney, Australia113 contributions
Feb. 2023
Who wouldn't want to see the Edge of the World. At the entrance to the Arthur River you will find the edge. Logs washed around the shoreline, Waves smash the edge as the winds roar in. Look for a pebble to toss into the edge of eternity and reflect for a moment.
Written 18 February 2023
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bellaeleven
Sydney, Australia115 contributions
May 2022
Just an incredible view of open water and waves with incredible powerful winds! Pure clean air, breathe it in!!
Written 26 January 2023
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MAW
Melbourne, Australia334 contributions
Nov. 2022
Very windy when we visited but l guess that is not unusual. We were here after almost all of Tassie had a huge rain event, heaps of log had floated down the river and the area around the lookout looked like a bomb had exploded near by
Written 11 January 2023
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Lauretta S
9 contributions
Oct. 2022
This is a wonderful lookout of the mouth of the Arthur River. Well worth a visit and spend some time watching the waves and wind do their work.
Written 3 November 2022
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,800 contributions
Apr. 2022
I had seen some dramatic and inspiring photos of the 'Edge of the World' but unfortunately or not we visited on a calm morning and the surf and spray were far less wild than perhaps I had hoped. Still it was an foaming and photogenic piece of coastline, with its swirling currents at the river mouth and mounds of bleached driftwood. There are toilet facilities and an impressive stone-and-timber shelter containing seats and a barbecue. That certainly spoke to how wild the weather might be here.
Written 17 April 2022
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Ian M
Mildura, Australia714 contributions
Feb. 2022
beautiful views of the coast. Board walks and viewing platforms are good and a real photo opportunity. Toilets are available after a long drive and there is a small shop with limited items on the way out.
Written 6 March 2022
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia757 contributions
Jan. 2022
Located at the mouth of the Arthur River - boardwalks to explore, toilet facilities, undercover picnic tables and BBQs and a small monument. Worth the effort to brag you've been to the Edge of the World.
Written 16 February 2022
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