Originally called Mt Farrell, Tullah was once only accessible by foot, horse or the Mt Farrell tramway - now the Wee Georgie Wood tourist attraction.
During the construction of the Pieman hydroelectric power scheme in the 1970s Tullah reached a population of 2500. It's role in the Hydro developments saw Tullah featured in the Richard Flanagan novel "The Sound of One Hand Clapping" in 1997.
Located on the shores of Lake Rosebery, at the base of Mt Farrell, Tullah can be explored on foot, bike, boat or kayak. A peaceful village with a calm atmosphere the locals are always happy to have a chat and give advice on the best places to explore.
When travelling to Tullah note that there is no petrol available - but many a place to take a break, enjoy a drink and a magnificent view.
Popular in and around Tullah
Lake Mackintosh is one of the most beautiful lakes in the region. The lake and surrounding country is magnificent with myrtle, sassafras and eucalypt forests along with native ferns growing almost to the lake's edge.
The reflections will take your breath away. This picturesque lake is surrounded by myrtle, sassafras and eucalypt forests and offers trout fishing. Lake Rosebery is man-made and plays an important role in Tasmania's hydro-electric system.
Both the power station and the dam are named in honour of Eric Reece, the Premier of Tasmania between 1958 and 1969 and again between 1972 and 1975. Eric Reece was an enthusiastic proponent of hydro electricity development in Tasmania The power station was commissioned in 1986 and 1987.
Places to stay near Tullah
Tullah Lakeside Lodge
Situated on the banks of the beautiful Lake Rosebery the atmosphere is laid back and friendly. The attention you’ll receive is unsurpassed for comfort, friendliness from local staff, good rooms and great dining. The restaurant has fantastic alfresco dining overlooking the lake.
Tullah Tavern and Accommodation
Don't just read about us, come on in and see "The Car in the Bar" . The Gateway Cafe where you can sit by the open fire and enjoy the delightfully unique decor. Accommodation in the form of 2 self-contained budget studio apartments with off street parking at the rear with mountain views.