Tullah Location by Donna Nelson

About Tullah

Tullah is 1 hour from Cradle Mountain, 1 1/4 hours from Burnie, 15 minutes from Rosebery, 2.5 hours from Launceston, 4.5 hours from Hobart, & 1 3/4 hours from Devonport.

Tullah is steeped in history - from the old Farrell Mine, to the Hydro Scheme, and the famous Wee Georgie Wood Steam Railway.

Tullah is surrounded by mountains and lakes, and is the Gateway to the West Coast.

Walking Tracks

Tullah has a range of walking track in the town itself. These include the Mount Farrell/Lake Herbert Walk, Lake Rosebery Walk & Mount Murchison.

The Mt Farrell Track is quite a hard track, climbing over 500 metres in elevation and travel time is about an hour and half either way. This walk however, offers arguably some of the best views in Tasmania and looks over Tullah, Lake Rosebery and the mountain ranges through to Cradle Mountain.

The Lake Herbert Track starts at the same point as the Mount Farrell Track but is slightly more difficult as you have to descend over the other side and head down to Lake Herbert. This walk offers stunning views over Lake Mackintosh and, of course, you can go for a swim in the glacial lake, Lake Herbert. Make sure to wear long pants.

Mount Murchison Track is quite a strenuous walk, climbing in excess of 1000 metres to the summit. The walk takes about four to four and a half hours in a loop. It is one of the highest mountains in the West Coast Region, so it offer some of the most spectacular views. There are several "hanging lakes", along with Murchison Lake and Shaded Lake.

The Lake Rosebery Walking Track starts at the boat ramp in the new Tullah Village and follows the lake around the front of the town and through to the old cemetery. This is an easy walk along the lake's edge and is a one way walk that you can turn around on, or exit from, at any point.

Please see below for a list of other walking tracks that are in the area:

Stitt River

Spray Tunnel Loop, Zeehan

Orr Street, Queenstown

Nelson Falls, Queenstown

Mount Owen, Gormanston

Montezuma Falls

Hogarth Falls, Strahan

Henty Dunes, Strahan

Driffield Street, Queenstown

Tullah Village from Mt Farrell by Donna Nelson
Mt Farrell Summit Track by Donna Nelson
Lake Mackintosh from Mt Farrell by Donna Nelson

Wee Georgie Wood

Wee Georgie Wood by Donna Nelson

Wee Georgie Wood hails from a time when this small mining settlement of Tullah could only be accessed by a 2ft gauge railway. This was their lifeline to the outside world. After the Murchison Highway was built in the 1963, there was no need for the railway anymore. The heritage steam railway seen today has been operated and maintained by volunteers since its opening in 1987. Through their dedication and hard work, visitors to the area can take a nostalgic train ride and experience what it was like to travel to this isolated West Coast community in the early 20th century. 

The running times of the Wee Georgie Wood  are the first Sunday and last Saturday and Sunday of every month from October to May. The rides start at 10 am and continue through to 3pm and take approximately 20 minutes.

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Kayak & Fishing

Gear Hire

The Tullah Lakeside Lodge has kayaks and fishing gear for hire so that you can explore Lake Rosebery from the water and experience nature first hand. Spot some platypus, paddle up to the dam walls or just head out and enjoy the stunning lake.

Please visit the Tullah Lakeside Lodge for pricing.

Lakes

Lake Rosebery and Lake Mackintosh both have a boat ramp and offer fantastic fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout and salmon along with some fantastic views, amazing waterways and canals. Lake Rosebery also has a ski club that operates through the summer months.

Other Amenities

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Tullah has a range of amenities available to the public.

Tullah has two Tennis courts located behind the village shops, as well as a play park, public toilets, online centre, squash courts and community hall.

Tullah Playground by Donna Nelson
Tullah Community Hall by Donna Nelson

Museum

Tullah Hotel Historical Photo

You can find Historical Information and 3D Models at the Gateway Cafe in Tullah Village and the Tullah Lakeside Lodge.