Quiet beach resort on the north coast
It is one of the peculiarities of Tasmania's north coast that the beach resort towns to the east of the Tamar River are sleepy and unassuming. The resort towns between Devonport and Smithton are more highly developed and more popular. This has more to do with access to the beaches rather than the quality of the destinations. A town like Tomahawk, which is so quiet it has little more than a caravan park and a general store, is in the heart of a coastal country characterised by superb beaches, dramatic sand dunes and attractive, isolated countryside. It is an ideal destination for people wishing to escape from the hurly burly and have a peaceful holiday walking on the beach, swimming or fishing.
The town was established at the mouth of the Tomahawk River at the end of the 1860s when gold was discovered in the region. Initially known as Du Cane (after Governor Charles Du Cane) it was, for a short period, a busy port as men and supplies were unloaded at the local jetty to head off to the Ringarooma district goldfields. The goldrush was short lived. The town declined in importance. Today it is a quiet holiday resort on a very beautiful stretch of coastline.
Fishing and Relaxing
The town is peaceful. The fishing is good. The area is unspoilt. This is an ideal get-away-from-it-all holiday destination.
Tomahawk Wanyeke Caravan Park
Tomahawk TAS 7262
Telephone: (03) 6355 2268