|LEAD Action News vol 11 Number 2, December
2010, ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times (ISSN 1440-4966) & Lead Advisory Service News (ISSN 1440-0561)
The journal of The LEAD (Lead Education and Abatement Design) Group Inc.
Guest Editor, Dr Chrissie Pickin. Editor-in-Chief: Anne Roberts
Visiting Rosebery and the West Coast of Tasmania
Bronwyn Hill, Communications Consultant, in collaboration with Tourism Tasmania
Rosebery is nestled 145 metres above sea level in Tasmania’s remote but celebrated West Coast.
Rosebery sits in a scenic valley, surrounded by rugged mountains and rainforest.
Tom McDonald discovered gold in 1893 and a village was soon built at the base of Mount Black. McDonald named the village after Lord Rosebery, the Prime Minister of England at the time.
The town is home to around 1,300 people, and plays host to many others, keen to enjoy the unique experience Tasmania’s West Coast Wilderness has to offer.
Like the other inland populations centres of Queenstown, Zeehan and Tullah, Rosebery is close to magnificent lakes, rivers, rainforests, dunes and historic sites.
One of the region’s top attractions is Montezuma Falls – at 104 metres, one of Tasmania’s highest waterfalls.
For those hoping for a more challenging but equally visual trek, Mount Murchison and Mount Farrell offer fantastic views, albeit after a more strenuous walk.
While there’s no shortage of scenic walks in the area, there are many other activities on offer.
Keen fishers can head to Lake Pieman, a Hydro Tasmania lake, which lies to the west of Rosebery, and is stocked with plump trout.
It includes a number of boat ramps for those wanting to spend the day fishing, while others can enjoy a picnic or barbecue on the shore.
Cruises departing from the township of Corinna also allow visitors to explore the Pieman River from the shore.
Lake Rosebery is another noted fishing spot.
Rosebery has a range of accommodations, catering to all tastes, from camping to quality motels, hotels and guest houses. Visitors can enjoy a meal or a snack at a local cafe or pub.
Slightly further afield are some of the most spectacular attractions Tasmania has to offer.
A major highlight of the region is the West Coast Wilderness Railway. This original steam railway, from Strahan to the inland mining town of Queenstown, has been restored, allowing visitors to take a trip back in time, and discover Tasmania’s rail heritage.
The 35 kilometre journey winds through dense rainforest, steep gorges and across towering bridges, providing the most spectacular views of the rivers below.
Queenstown itself is another popular tourist destination.
The largest town on Tasmania’s West Coast, Queenstown is renowned for its mining history. It also has a number of wilderness walks in the area, along with great trout fishing in several surrounding lakes.
The other inland population centres of Zeehan and Tullah, and the small historic townships of Gormanston and Linda are also within a short distance from magnificent lakes, rivers, rainforests, dunes and historic sites.
With its clean air, mild climate, and numerous attractions, Tasmania’s West Coast is a major drawcard for the state, offering visitors a unique and memorable experience.
The following sources were researched to write this article:
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