Located on the far north-west coast of Tasmania, Smithton is noted for its natural beauty, and boasts a strong sporting and social culture.
The commercial centre of the north-west coast, it's also the last stop before the Tarkine wilderness begins, making tourism one of Smithton's main industries, along with fishing, aquaculture, crop farming and timber.
Interestingly, several companies have established processing plants here, providing reliable employment in the town. These include Greenham Tasmania and McCain Foods.
Smithton is surrounded by spectacular scenery and amazing places to explore, including surfing the huge swells of the wild Southern Ocean at nearby Marrawah, walking at Cape Grim or exploring Tasmania's largest wind farm.