Category Archives: Tullah

On the road again; this time towards Waratah

  We enjoyed the beauty around Tullah, despite not allocating sufficient time to explore the town and its surrounds in depth. With mixed feelings we left this small town and headed north on the Murchison Highway (A10). Mostly we were … Continue reading

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Walking and other opportunities around Tullah

Tullah is not properly considered to be part of the Tarkine and therefore we did not allocate time to explore the area. However, blog followers may be interested in two walks: Mt Murchison is the highest point on the West … Continue reading

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Lake Rosebery

Lake Rosebery, an 8.5 square kilometre expanse of water, was created in the early 1980s by the construction of the Bastyan Dam on the Pieman River for Hydro generation. Feeder rivers include the dammed Mackintosh and Murchison rivers. When full, … Continue reading

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Cycling on the west coast

  During our trip we saw the occasional cyclist and shook our heads in wonder that they would tackle the steep hills and survive safely on the narrow windy roads. I felt they had to be mainlanders or internationals who … Continue reading

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Reflections on Lake Rosebery

The smell was there when I woke next morning and as potent as ever, so I packed early and headed out for a walk along Lake Rosebery.  The air was fresh and I felt invigorated to be out and about.  … Continue reading

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Out and about at the Tullah Wilderness Lodge

  Benches and tables made from local wood dotted the lawn in front of the bar and restaurant. After wandering closer to the Lake Rosebery shoreline, we retreated to these seats and sat sipping welcome gin and tonics and red … Continue reading

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Spending the night in Tullah

We arrived at our accommodation, the Tullah Lakeside Lodge not long before 3 pm.  This sprawling complex sits next to the large stunningly beautiful Lake Rosebery. Our Standard Room provided two single beds and a queen sized bed in a large … Continue reading

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Tullah

Tullah is located on the edge of Lake Rosebery in the northern part of the West Coast Range about an 80-minute drive, 111 km south of Burnie. Following the discovery of silver lead ore (galena) in 1897 by Josiah Innes, the township was … Continue reading

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The road to Tullah

The township of Tullah is located not quite 60 kms north of Queenstown. The Zeehan Highway (A10) leaving Queenstown and then the Zeehan/Rosebery bypass, the Anthony Road (B28) both wind around the foothills of mountain ranges and through steep gorges. … Continue reading

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The Tarkine. Do you know where you are going?

When mentioning I would like to visit the Tarkine, one friend responded “no-one knows where its boundaries are, so where are you going”. All I knew was that the Tarkine was somewhere in the north western quarter of Tasmania and … Continue reading

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How to get to the Tarkine?

  Southern Tarkine We travelled from Hobart via overnight stops at Tullah and Waratah then onto Corinna for two nights next to the Pieman River. The route from Hobart followed the Lyell Highway (A10) to Queenstown, onto the Zeehan Highway … Continue reading

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