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DISTANCES: Burnie 125Km, Hobart 335Km

The Rosebery mine was founded in 1893 by prospector Tom McDonald who found gold in the area. Nestled on the slopes of Mount Black, Rosebery is built around the Pasminco zinc and lead mine.

Rosebery owes its early existence to the discovery of gold in 1893, in what is now known as Rosebery Creek. At this time, Lord Rosebery was Prime Minister of England and the family name of the Earls of Rosebery, Primrose, was given to the mine that opened in 1897.

Rosebery is home to approximately 1115 people who mostly work in the mining industry. It is now considered one of the major towns on the West Coast, with a selection of shops and scenic attractions for visitors to experience.

The township of Rosebery sits in a picturesque valley, surrounded by lush temperate rainforest 155m above sea level. On its eastern boundary lies the imposing Murchison Range, a range of changing moods including the look of a winter wonderland when the snowfalls in the cooler months.

To the north of Rosebery lies Mount Black, at 950m this beautiful mountain lays claim to being the most heavily timbered mountain in the Southern Hemisphere. To the south is the former township of Williamsford and the spectacular Montezuma Falls, at 113m high, Tasmania’s highest waterfall.


Stitt River Falls is a 20-minute walk from the centre of town, providing great views and great photo opportunities.

The Aerial Ropeway Heritage Display was built in the 1920’s to move the ore from Hercules mine at Williamsford to Rosebery for processing.

Walk to the site where Tasmania’s highest waterfall can be viewed, Montezuma Fall.

Pictures, memorabilia and displays provide an insight into the history of the town at the Rosebery Heritage Centre.

Play a 9-hole round of golf on one of the nations most remote and spectacular courses at Rosebery, nestled beneath the rugged summits of Mt Murchison, Mt Black and Mt Reid located on the highway towards Zeehan.

At the Plaza stop and have a look at the murals and plaque celebrating 100 years of Heritage at Rosebery, located on the corner of Agnes and Arthur Streets, Rosebery.

Trout guiding and fly-fishing tuition, guided tours to Montezuma Falls, also tours of Rosebery mine and a 4-wheel drive tour to Lake Johnston Nature Reserve to view a 10,000-year-old Huon pine stand.

There are good spots for fishing around the Rosebery area, including Lake Pieman and Lake Rosebery; licences are required prior to fishing.

Have a picnic at Rosebery Park and enjoy the garden setting with electric BBQ, playground and a sheltered area surrounded by the magnificent Rhododendrons.


Swimming Pool, camping, 9-hole golf course, tennis, fishing–river & lake, walking tracks, 4WD or all terrain vehicle area