Rosebery was settled when gold was discovered by Tom McDonald in 1893. Until the Murchison Highway opened in the 1960s the town was connected with North West Tasmania by the Emu Bay Railway.
Today, mining remains the core industry at Rosebery, its mine one of the richest on the West.
Many people visit Rosebery whilst making their way to Tasmania's highest waterfall - the magnificent Montezuma Falls is a short distance outside the town. Rosebery was also the childhood home to award-winning novelist Richard Flanagan.
Whilst in Rosebery keep an eye out for the old aerial ore bucket ropeway, once used to move ore from the nearby Hercules mine to Rosebery.
Popular in and around Rosebery
Montezuma Falls is Tasmania's highest waterfall. The track to the falls begins at Williamsford, two kilometres south of Rosebery, where there is a free car park.
A short, 30m walk from the road will take you to a purpose-built lookout where you can witness Stitt Falls flowing. Dogs are welcome if kept on a leash and please supervise children as there is flowing water.
Heritage Miners Cottage
In the heart of Rosebery, view a replica of an old Miners Cottage to capture a glimpse into the life of miners on the West Coast. This building is a replica of an early accommodation hut used for engineers who were required to stay onsite for security reasons, and other duties as necessitated.
Places to stay near Rosebery
Mount Black Lodge Accommodation
Magnificent views of Mount Black and wild rainforest beckon from this remote lodge in an old mining town on the edge of the wilderness. The comfortable guest house rooms are a good base for exploring the spectacular rainforest, waterfalls, fern glades and bushwalks nearby.
Rosebery Cabin and Tourist Park
Set in a picturesque valley on the banks of the Stitt River offering the choice of self-contained cabins, on-site caravans, powered and non-powered camping sites as well as backpacker rooms with a camp kitchen and covered barbeque area.
The Top Pub Rosebery
Offering traditional counter meals and accommodation. Accommodation options include ensuite motel rooms and budget backpacker rooms. All accommodation bookings include a light breakfast.