Waratah is a small town on the edge of the Tarkine wilderness and was once home to the richest tin mine in the southern hemisphere.
Today, the town’s rich mining past has long since ended and the local museum with its collection of artifacts, photos and stories reveals the living conditions of those early pioneers and miners.
On the southern side of town is Lake Waratah, a pleasant place for a picnic with BBQs, ducks and the occasional platypus.
There are enjoyable bushwalks and a waterfall in the centre of town makes for another good picnic spot, with sweeping views across the Tarkine forest.
Waratah is a 4.5-hr drive from Hobart (385 km) and a 1 hr 20-min drive (108 km) from Devonport.
Waratah is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Waratah/Wynyard in Tasmania, it is located approximately 217kms from the capital Hobart and extends over an area of 120.343 square kilometres. Waratah has a recorded population of 245 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.
If you are planning a visit to Waratah we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Waratah and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.