Waratah

Waratah - Western Wilderness - Tasmania

Waratah is approximately four and a half hours drive from Hobart and boasts an impressive waterfall right in the main street. James 'Philosopher' Smith discovered tin deposits here, launching the wealthiest tin mine in the southern hemisphere. Experience the conditions these miners existed in and visit a reproduction of 'Philosopher' Smith's Hut. Next door at the Waratah Museum and Giftshop, visit the display of historical artefacts and share in stories of personal triumph.

Relax on the banks of Lake Waratah with a picnic or take a walk to Waratah Waterfall, feed the ducks, fish for trout or watch the world go by from your perch at the local cafe. St James Anglican Church boasts the honour of being the first church in taste to be lit up by the power of hydro electricity.


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