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Hellyer Gorge


Make your way via Hellyer Gorge for a spectacular scenic route to the West Coast or Cradle Mountain. The windy route and steep cliffs make for a jaw-dropping wilderness drive, and is a favourite route for bike riders and touring cars. The welcoming canopy of rainforest provides a spectacular picnic spot along the banks of the Hellyer River. There are toilet and barbecue facilities, and the picnic area is the starting point for two short walks: the River Walk and the Old Myrtle Forest Walk. From Wynyard, take a 30-minute drive via Mount Hicks Road to Yolla where the road joins the Murchison Highway. Follow this through Hellyer Gorge and on to the historic town of Waratah, the iconic Cradle Mountain or the wild West Coast.




Murchison Hwy
Waratah, TAS, 7321

Located 4.5K from Oonah

Guide Falls Farm


Welcome to Guide Falls Farm. Nestled just above the infamous Guide Falls on the North West Coast of Tasmania is Guide Falls Farm. Set on a large acreage, come along and wander through the native gardens and feed the growing family of animals.
Bring the family and your friends and come for a tour of the animal park! Take Ally the alpaca for a walk around the gardens. Feed Edward the emu and the goats, rabbits, sheep, peacocks, deer and llama (just to name a few). We have many beautiful and rare birds.
Bring along some bread and feed the eager chickens and ducks. Or bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon in the sun watching the cows graze and the lambs chase each other through the paddocks.
The farm is under new management and we will be adding more new and exciting attractions all the time.
The animal park is open 1000 to 1600 Wednesday to Sunday and is available for school and group bookings on Monday and Tuesdays. We will extend opening hours as the weather gets warmer.
We look forward to welcoming you onto the farm soon.




309 West Ridgley Road
West Ridgley, TAS, 7320

Located 19.2K from Oonah

Kenworthy's Stamper Mill


It was James 'Philosopher' Smith who founded Waratah in 1871 after discovering a tin deposit that was to become the richest tin mine in the world. Waratah's pioneering past represents a big part in Tasmania's mining history, made all the more captivating by its remote and wild environment.
Kenworthy's Stamper Mill is an impressive display of working machinery which was relocated from Mt Bischoff to the centre of town, next door to the Tarkine Interpretation Centre. Dudley Kenworthy was a local character who continued prospecting for tin near Mount Bischoff mine after it closed in the 1940s. Visitors can view the separation process for themselves with the push of a button. Entry is by donation.




16 Smith St
Waratah, TAS, 7321

Located 23.0K from Oonah

Tarkine Interpretation Centre


Visitors to Waratah will appreciate this building's historic beauty. The original Athenauem Hall, built in 1886, once served as the social and learning hub of the booming mining town of Waratah. Now home to the Tarkine Interpretation Centre, the Athenaeum Hall has an abundance of books, visitor information and interpretive displays about the magnificent Tarkine rainforest, and the fascinating mining and pioneering stories of Waratah. The building also houses a historical photographic collection of local significance. The hall itself gives an impressive welcome as you step on to the original Tasmanian myrtle floors and look to the larger-than-life mural surrounding the stage. Entry is free.




Smith St
Waratah, TAS, 7321

Located 23.0K from Oonah

Waratah Courthouse Museum


Waratah sits at the Eastern Gateway to the Tarkine Wilderness, a 40-minute drive south of Burnie and a 50-minute drive from Burnie/Wynyard Airport.
The town once was home to the richest tin mine in the world, and visitors today can explore the tales of pioneering courage and entrepreneurial spirit that created a thriving community. In 1871 this lead to the discovery of riches from beneath the earth that were credited with the economic revival of the entire state of Tasmania.
The Waratah Museum is located in the historic former Courthouse building, and houses an eclectic display of local historical artefacts, photos and personal stories. A replica of 'Philosopher' Smith's Hut sits next to the Museum, demonstrating the conditions of miners during those early days.
The picture-postcard township of Waratah boasts a waterfall in the main street, and a short drive to the nearby Philosopher Falls walking track will transport visitors to a mysterious world of tangled trees, hidden waterfalls and cartoon-like fungi. Whyte Hills Lookout also provides an eagle's view of the vastness of the ancient Tarkine Wilderness.




Smith Street
Waratah, TAS, 7321

Located 23.0K from Oonah

Waratah Falls


Waratah Falls is a remarkable touch of nature uniquely located in the middle of town. Over 100 years ago water races and tunnels fed water to the falls. It then diverted to a nearby power station to produce hydro power. Today the falls provide a picturesque view for picnickers and photographers from Kings Park.




Main Street
Waratah, TAS, 7321

Located 23.0K from Oonah

Whyte Hills Lookout


Just a five-minute (1 km) drive past Philosopher Falls (on the Corinna Road), Whyte Hills Lookout offers a panoramic view of the North-West corner of the Tarkine Wilderness. This lookout has easy access from a car park, and provides interpretive signage and great photographic opportunities of Australia's largest area of temperate rainforest.




Corinna Road
Waratah, TAS, 7321

Located 23.0K from Oonah

Philosopher Falls


Follow the historic mining water race along an easily accessible walking track that leads to a view of Philosopher Falls - named after the man who changed the fortunes of the entire state of Tasmania through his discovery of tin at Mt Bischoff, near Waratah. Just a ten kilometre drive out of Waratah, on the B23 road to Corinna, you will discover this stunning short walk that provides a glimpse into the wild and mysterious Tarkine rainforest.
Autumn is the best time to see the cartoon-like fungi dotted all along the track, but at any time of the year this is an experience you don't want to leave off your bucket list. The Falls lookout is at the end of the 45-minute stroll into the forest (there is a stairway leading to the base of the falls), however even a short ten-minute walk in from the car park will reward you with a magical 'Alice in Wonderland' experience.




Waratah Road
Waratah, TAS, 7321

Located 24.9K from Oonah

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