We offer a range of  accommodation from our basic hostel style rooms to our deluxe Spa Suite with waterfall views. Our rooms are clean, comfortable and affordable providing friendly service, in an inviting, warm and homely atmosphere. Please click below to see more about our rooms, availaility and rates.

Tarkine Interpretation Centre & The Kenworthy Stamper Mill 

With free entry, learn about the History of Waratah, and find information on the surrounding walking trails and lookouts.

Philosopher Falls

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.

Cradle Mountain

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. 

Guest Lounge

Our guest lounge is equipped with basic tea & coffee making facilities, books, games, TV & DVD player, and comfortable seating for all your social and media needs.

Philosopher's Bar

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!


We offer a continental or cooked breakfast option. Orders for breakfast must be placed the night before so please see staff for details upon Check-In.

Take-Away Bottle Shop

Grab yourself a six pack, slab, a nice bottle of wine, or whatever else you may need to take with you from our in house bottle shop.

Guest Laundry

Coin operated laundry available.


We offer free WiFi to our overnight guests. While we are in the process of improving our services, currently access to the network can be limited. Please see staff for access details.

Overland Track

For hiking enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers the overland track is one of Australia's must do wilderness Trek through a World Heritage Area. A 65km journey over 6 days starting at Cradle Mountain and finishing at Lake St Clair. We may be able to offer transport so please contact us to discuss your needs.

Burnie Maker's Workshop

Meet local creators of their craft at the Burnie Makers Arts & Information Centre. Shop for gifts and explore the richness of Tasmanian creativity and passion. 

Pieman River Cruises at Corinna

Corinna is a 1.5 hour drive South of Waratah. Explore the unique history, flora and fauna of the Pieman River in Corinna. With a rich history and abundant natural beauty, an uplifting experience travelling through the rainforest on the river!

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, 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!

Waratah Museum & Gift Shop

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.

St James Church & Gallery

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.

20 Main St Waratah Tasmania 7321


Tel: (03)64350614 or


Magnet Tarkine Tours

Enjoy exploring the unseen Tarkine. Guided by passionate tour operator and travelling by UTV through a remote and historic area, just outside of Waratah. A unique and memorable experience! Call Paul to arrange a booking, 0407879709.

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