Waratah

Petrol and Oil Restaurant, Licensed Restaurant or Hotel counter meals Refreshments Accommodation Camping Area Caravan Park Liquor Supplies Public Toilets BBQ Picnic Area Visitor Information

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DISTANCES: Savage River 38Km, Burnie (via Guildford / Hampshire Road) 65Km, Burnie (via Hellyer Gorge) 80Km, Queenstown 115Km, Cradle Mountain 51Km, Zeehan 112Km

Waratah is located just 5 minutes off the main Murchison highway, approximately half way between the rugged west coast and the beautiful north-west coast.

The first mining settlement on the West Coast, it is noted for the spectacular waterfall in the town centre. The museum in the former courthouse and Council Chambers has an excellent collection of memorabilia and photos.

Remnants of Tasmania’s early mining industry are to be found beside the falls and on Mount Bischoff – site of one of the world’s richest ever tin mines. Walking trails to the Power House (built in 1890), the former town of Magnet, and around Mt Bischoff provide the visitor with hours of interesting walking.

For those who like a round of golf the Mt Vista golf club offers a 9 hole course for visitors.

When in Waratah lookout for “Warry” the Wombat, the town mascot.

The church, which celebrated its centenary in 1980, still stands today, along with the mine manager’s residence, on the Corinna Road junction.

Discover the treasures within the area, including waterfalls, lakes, trout fishing, river cruises, gold panning, mine tours and the purest water in the world.

Two km south of the Fingerpost Junction on the Murchison Highway is the Waratah-Wynyard Council’s Fossey River Community Information building.The enclosed tourist information display is opened daily and the rest area incorporates toilets and picnic facilities.

RECREATION

9 hole golf course, picnic and BBQ area, old power house, walking track.