THE BISCHOFF HOTEL
Unwind and feel yourself stepping back in time at this unique Heritage listed Hotel. Located in Tasmania's wild North-West, on the edge of The Tarkine National Forest, and close to the World reknowned Cradle Mountain, Waratah is a centrally located gateway to the many attractions, wonders and natural beauty of the area. Retreat from your travels to warm yourself by the wood fire, enjoy a home cooked meal and relax with a drink as you take in the tranquility of our iconic waterfall views and peaceful surrounds. Experience the warmth and friendliness of old fashioned hospitality while you reconnect with the simple things in life!
We aim to create a versatile menu that has something for everyone, appealing to all tastes. We are proud to offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and childrens options. We also offer catering for large groups and functions and will work with you to design a package personalised to your specific needs. Please click on the Documents below to view our current menu options.
We provide clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation with an inviting, warm and homely atmosphere. We have a great range of options from our budget dormitory style rooms to our fully self contained unit accommodation. Please click below to see more about our rooms, availability and rates, or call us to discuss your specific needs and we will be happy to assist you.
We offer a continental breakfast for all guests or cooked breakfast for groups of 6 or more. Orders for breakfast must be placed and paid for the night before so please see staff for details upon Check-In.
We offer free WiFi to all guests, however please be aware at times the network can be limited. Please see staff for access details.
We understand how important it is to keep your bike and gear protected. We have a large lockable bike shed equipped with drying racks and an air heater to dry your gear. We have plenty of room for large groups and welcome any enquiries to make your next touring adventure more memorable.
Tasmanian Roasted Esspresso
We serve espresso coffee in our bar using Tasmanian Thylacine Coffee. Coffee is also available for purchase to take with you or as a gift.
Offering beers on tap, a range of local Tassie wines and mixed beverages. With old world charm and friendly service, we are sure you will feel at home, almost like a local, in our Philosopher's bar!
Coin operated laundry with washer and dryer are available downstairs on the ground level. Laundry soap can be purchased from the bar during opening hours.
We are proud to b a family friendly pub. We have baby change facilities and high chairs available while your enjoying your meal. We also can provide porta-cots for overnight guests with little ones.
We have golf clubs free of charge for all our overnight guests which can be used at the local Waratah Mountain Vista Golf course.
Our communal guest lounge is equipped with a fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave, books, games, TV and comfortable lounge and table seating. A relaxing space to enjoy a drink, meet other guests and share your travel experiences, stories and plans.
Grab yourself a six pack, slab, a nice bottle of Tassie wine, or whatever else you may need to take with you from our in house bottle shop.
EV Charging Destination
We have both Tesla and universal charging stations at the hotel. We offer these free of charge with a minimum spend.
Gifts and Souvenirs
We have a range of merchandise available fore purchase including stubby holders, stickers, beanies and T-shirts.
IN AND AROUND WARATAH
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One of Tasmania's most loved and beautiful natural attractions. Only a short 40 min drive from The Bischoff Hotel. Cradle Mountain forms part of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage and is an explorers paradise. With rugged landscapes, ancient rainforest and cascading waterways, there is endless beauty to discover.
Enjoy exploring the unseen Tarkine. Guided by passionate tour operator Paul Ledger and travelling by UTV through a remote and historic area, just outside of Waratah. A unique and memorable experience! Call 0407879709 to arrange a booking.
With free entry, learn about the History of Waratah, and find information on the surrounding walking trails and lookouts.
Run by local volunteers, Waratah museum offers a display of history and memorabilia. Open everyday10-3pm. Entry is by gold coin donation. For more info call 03 6439 7100.
Located 10km drive from Waratah on the B23 towards Corinna. The Philosopher falls track is a must do, taking you through the beautiful, wild and colourful Tarkine forest.
The historic St James Church, now opened with new life as an Art Gallery and history centre. Current winter opening hours are Saturday & Sunday 11-3pm. Call 0438381787.
A central hub to the town, open 7 days a week. Here you will find fuel, hot food and drinks, and an array of grocery supplies.
A 9-hole 2627M Par 35 Course. The clubs signature hole is the Par 5 579M 5th which is one of the longest holes in the southern hemisphere. Green Fees are $15.00.
There are numerous lakes and waterways in and around Waratah making it a great base to explore and discover your own fishing spots or get some tips from the locals.
Waratah is a great place to see platypus in the wild. Just a short walk from the hotel you can sit or stand quietly by the lakes and try your luck at spotting these elusive creatures!
A personalised guided fishing tour taking you to some of the best and most beautiful hidden fishing areas, operating in all weather conditions. Call Hannah on 0400383832 to book your one of a kind and unforgetable fishing tour!
"I never write reviews but this hotel felt like home. The staff are incredibly kind and everything was comfortable. The food was also delicious. We will be telling everyone to visit. Great little town and community"
Hawker Demon Crash
February the 3rd 1937 and the following days were quite memorable in the lives of the residents of Waratah when two Hawker Demon Planes crashed nearby.With the assistance of the Western Wilds project and Tourism Tasmania we have been able to record the living memories of two residents who were young children at the time. We are greatly indebted to Amee Targett and Glen ”Tiger” Stein for allowing their valuable memories
to be recorded. Tiger was the son of the Magnet Mine Engineer and was the last baby to ever be born in the magnet township. He recounted many of his childhood adventures including his memories of the crash. Amee was the daughter of The Bischoff Hotel publican Ray Whyman who with bush craft experience was able to organise a rescue party and was subsequently gifted a propeller from one of the planes. To this day it remains proudly positioned above the dining room entrance of the Hotel as a memento to the townspeople, Ray Whyman and his family's efforts to help the pilots. And we also are grateful for the “Wayfarer” Helene Thomas and her skills in interviewing and editing to capture a wonderful piece of oral history for future generations to appreciate.
Please click on the link to hear Amee and Tigers story and feel welcome to visit the Bischoff Hotel to see the static display.
We will be continuing to add more information and photos to this space regarding the history of The Hotel, the Waratah township and the surrounding areas.If you have any stories or information you think relevant we would love to hear from you!