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North west surfing.

Marrawah is a small coastal village at the very end of the Bass Highway, on the north western coast of Tasmania. 

While surrounded by rich agricultural land, the village’s beaches are well known for good surf and kite surfing.

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Trainiac from Australia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Marrawah Tramway

The Marrawah Tramway was built  around 1913 when an existing line was extended to the township. The trawway had a variety of rolling stock in the years it operated, bringing timber to mills and agricultural products to ports to the east. 

Evidence of ancient human occupation

The Tasmanian west coast is the site of many aboriginal petroglyphs over 1000 years old. Examples can be found at the Sundown Point Reserve to the south and at Mount Cameron West to the north. 

Gary Houston [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sundown Point petroglyphs

Gary Houston [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sundown Point petroglyphs