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Rich in mining history and a great base for fishing, the main street is a reminder of a bygone era and the local museum is outstanding.
Hidden in a valley of rugged hills and rainforest, Zeehan was established in the late 1800s after tin, silver and lead discoveries sparked the largest mining boom in Tasmania's West.
Nicknamed Silver City, the town was once Tasmania's third largest town and a social hub for the entire West Coast. Its restored Gaiety Theatre and Grand Hotel (1899) has a capacity of 1,000 and in its day was the largest and most modern theatre in Australia and one of only three theatre-hotel complexes in the country.
Today, the unique geological structures of the region attract geologists from around the world. Each year the Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair includes over 40 tables of crystals, minerals, opals, gold, fossils, jewellery and beads.
The Zeehan Museum is also of considerable interest with one of the finest collections of minerals in the world. Its displays include aboriginal, explorer, convict and pioneering history as well as fauna, flora, geology and mining.
Zeehan is a great base for West Coast fishing with trout caught at nearby Lake Pieman, while Trial Harbour, 23 km west of Zeehan, is also a popular saltwater fishing destination for locals. Once the port for Zeehan, today it's little more than a holiday destination.
Zeehan is a 1 hr 50-min drive (150 km) south-west of Burnie and a 40-min drive (50 km) north-east of Strahan.


Zeehan: Where To Go / Sightseeing

West Coast Heritage Centre

The West Coast Heritage Centre tells the story of the history and development of the West Coast and its rich pioneering past. All parts of the West Coast are represented in the comprehensive display of photographs, mining memorabilia and machinery.
The museum's attractions include the historic collection of the original Zeehan School of Mines and Metallurgy (unique in the world), photographic galleries dedicated to all the West Coast towns, classic locomotives, mining machinery displays, a blacksmith and wheelwright shop, marine display, a world class mineral collection, freemasons display and a pioneer women's gallery.
Included in your entry is access to the historic Gaiety Theatre. Built in 1898, the Gaiety Theatre was considered one of the grandest buildings on the West Coast and one of the best theatres in Australia.
Your visit to the West Coast Heritage Centre will enhance your visitor experience of the West Coast region.

114 Main Street
Zeehan, TAS, 7469

Located 0.0K from Zeehan

Zeehan Golf Course

The Zeehan Golf Course is a challenging, nine-hole course in western Tasmania. Zeehan is a classified historic town, a two-hour drive south-west of Burnie (155 kilometres) and a 40-minute drive north of Strahan (46 kilometres).
This short but tough Zeehan Golf Course includes three par-three holes and five par-fours. The course has a light coverage of trees and most greens are elevated, increasing your challenge. Green fee guests are welcome; the course does not have hire or club room facilities. The Zeehan Golf Course rewards players with stunning views of surrounding mountains, including Mount Heemskirk. This small, forested mountain was named by explorers Bass and Flinders after a ship used by Abel Tasman during his epic voyage of discovery to Van Dieman's Land in 1642.
In the early 20th century, Zeehan was Tasmania's third largest town, with a population of 10,000 people. You can discover the town's rich mining heritage at the West Coast Pioneer Memorial Museum. Take a walk to see Zeehan's many historic buildings, including the Gaiety Theatre (1899), once Australia's largest concert hall and theatre.
Holes: 9, Par: 68, Length: 4,524 metres, Australian Course Rating: 65.

Fowler Street
Zeehan, TAS, 7469

Located 1.2K from Zeehan

Montezuma Falls

Montezuma Falls, near Rosebery on Tasmania's west coast, is Tasmania's highest waterfall. The track to the falls begins at Williamsford, two kilometres south of Rosebery.
This easy, three-hour return walk along a level track takes you to the base of the 104 metre falls through pleasant park-like rainforest of leatherwood, myrtle, sassafras and giant tree ferns.
You may see native wildlife along the way, including several species of birds. The track follows the historic route of the former North East Dundas Tramway right to the base of Montezuma Falls.
The creek immediately below the falls was once spanned by a wooden trestle bridge, 160 feet long and 50 feet high. Today derelict pieces of timber, moss-covered concrete piers and rusty bolts are the only remains of this bridge.
Facilities at nearby Rosebery include picnic facilities, shops and toilets.
Rosebery is a 90-minute drive south of Burnie.

Off A10
Rosebery, TAS, 7470

Located 12.7K from Zeehan

Rosebery Golf Course

Rosebery Golf Course is a scenic, nine-hole golf course in far west Tasmania. It is located just outside Rosebery, a small mining town surrounded by mountains and rainforest. Rosebery is 90 minutes south west of Burnie (125 kilometres), and 45 minutes north of Queenstown (60 kilometres).
Rosebery Golf Course is set among natural bush and has some lovely views over the surrounding forest and mountains. The course has an interesting layout which winds around the forest and includes some hills. Both the eighth and ninth holes are par five and are played up and then back down a large hill. The eighth hole is a feature - with a narrow tee shot, dog-leg to the left and 250-metre uphill to a two-tiered green surrounded by rainforest. The area has a high rainfall so fairways are usually well grassed and the greens well maintained.
The course is operated by members of the local community with support from the local mining company. Green fees are paid into an honesty box as the course clubhouse is only open for competition mornings and afternoons.
Holes: nine, Par: 72, Length: 5,650 metres, Australian Course Rating: 70

Murchison Highway
Rosebery, TAS, 7470

Located 19.4K from Zeehan

Zeehan: Events

Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair, The

This Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair has over 60 tables of Gems, Crystals, Beads, Fossils, Giftware, Carvings, Jewellery, Minerals, Gold and worldwide minerals.
There will be two Specimen competitions to enter, one for Tasmanian minerals and one for worldwide minerals. It's free to enter and there are great prizes to be won.
Guess the Stones in the Jar competition to enter a huge raffle, show bags and a Crystal dig for the kiddies.
Dodgem Cars, Giant Slide, Reptiles man Mick Thow, Fun Bugs shows and Face Painting.
Food and beverages include: Tassie Hot Spuds, Food van, Homemade pastries and slices, BBQs and much more.
Each year there is a $500.00 Crocoite specimen to be won for the Lucky Door Prize. You must be there at the time of draw to be eligible to win.
On Saturday evening there will be a great Fireworks display at around 9.30pm

Event Dates
      5th Nov
      6th Nov

Belstead Street
Zeehan, TAS, 7469

Located 0.6K from Zeehan

Rosebery Festival

The Rosebery Festival is the West Coast's most vibrant festival which is celebrated over four days. An art exhibition is opened on the first day and on the second day there a number of live concerts at the Toorak Football Club rooms. Expect to enjoy a mixture of great performances including rock, blues and acoustic.
Day three, the Saturday, is a family fun day with a street market, a car show and face painting and rides for the kids. Saturday night there are more live performances at the Top Pub where based on previous years there is lots of dancing and lots of fun. At 9pm the night sky of Rosebery will be lit up by a fireworks display.
Sunday is "recovery day" with poetry readings and acoustic performances.

Event Dates
      23rd Feb
      24th Feb
      25th Feb
      26th Feb

Agnes Street
Rosebery, TAS, 7470

Located 20.4K from Zeehan

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