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EXPLORE WARATAH

Waratah contains a spectacular waterfall across the road from the hotel, numerous scenic walks and drives, caravan park and camping ground, golf course, historic buildings, interpretation centre, museum and galleries packed with historical treasures.  Explore the fascinating history of Pioneer James "Philosopher" Smith, the Mt. Bischoff tin mine he discovered in 1871, and how both man and mine changed the course of history for Tasmania.

Click on the link below to open the Google Maps List for a self-guided tour around Waratah

Explore Waratah to immerse in its history:

* Visit the famous Mt Bischoff mine and even go fossicking for ore

*See the six heritage-listed places

*Cemeteries (Pioneer and current Lawn)

*Current business

*Museum, Hall 

Click on the link below for a Google Maps List with all of the following locations (plus more) in a convenient map you can access on your smart phone.

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Local Businesses & Publicly Open Places

There are a number of businesses and places of interest visitors to the town can access.  The main businesses are the Bischoff Hotel and Waratah Roadhouse which are privately owned and operated.  There is also several places that have beautifully documented the history of this mining town, including the Museum, Athanaeum Hall and Kenworthy Stamper Mill.

Support Local Business & Learn About Waratah

Bischoff Hotel

Waratah Roadhouse

Mountain Vista Golf Club

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The Mountain Vista Golf Club is a 9 hole public course located in Waratah. Open all year round, the clubs signature hole is the par 5 579m 5th which is one of the longest holes in the southern hemisphere. The par of the course is 35 (2627m). A set of golf clubs is available to use at no charge for all in-house guests of the Bischoff Hotel.

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PRESERVED IN TIME

See the heritage-listed places which have been determined to be culturally significant for the town of Waratah.  Can you find the building pictured here?

Six Heritage-Listed Places

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- WARATAH COURTHOUSE MUSEUM -

The Waratah Museum is located in the historic former Courthouse building and houses an eclectic display of local historical artefacts, photos and personal stories. A replica of 'Philosopher' Smith's Hut sits next to the Museum, demonstrating the conditions of miners during those early days.

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