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Waratah Falls

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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.

Gary Houston [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
Gary Houston [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Waratah township

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.

Ralph Bottrill [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Cassiterite or tin oxide that was being worked at the Mount Bischoff mine.

Gary Houston [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

James “Philosopher” Smith’s hut in Waratah – discoverer of the Mount Bischoff tin deposits.

Gary Houston [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

The former town court house and now the Waratah Museum.