A waterfall on the edge of the township with a mining history.
Waratah Falls sits at the edge of the small, former mining town of Waratah, forming a lake and then plunging into a gully below.
The waterfall can be seen from the township itself or via a walk to the bottom of the falls – some 400 meters or so
The township and falls are on Waratah Road turnoff from the Murchison Highway, enroute to the Savage River National Park.
The township has less than 300 people and had its beginnings as part of the local tin mining operations that occurred on Mount Bishoff.
Bed and breakfast and hotel accomodation and camping are available in the township.
This locale is known as probably the wettest and coldest in all Tasmania.
James “Philosopher” Smith’s hut in Waratah – discoverer of the Mount Bischoff tin deposits.