Since 1982 the Western Tasmanian Wilderness National Park has been included as a UNESCO World Heritage listing
Here you’ll find (if you’re lucky) plants and animals that are found nowhere else in the world, the most unspoiled temperate rainforest in Australia and magnificent mountain beauty. The World Heritage listing also includes the Macquarie Harbour Historic Site, one of Tasmania’s earliest penal settlements.
How’s that for diversity?
Despite the UNESCO listing, people can still access our wilderness. With this access come a responsibility to respect the unspoilt environment and ensure the cultural and heritage values which saw the area listed are not destroyed.
The West Coast’s natural, distinctive beauty has evolved over millennia and since 1982 the Western Tasmanian Wilderness National Park has been included as a UNESCO World Heritage listing.
That’s almost a million hectares of pristine habitat considered to be of global significance due to its natural and cultural features. Right here. In our backyard.
What can we say? The West has always punched above its weight.
Imagine standing on a beach, gazing out at the ocean and knowing that the next landfall is South America, over 10,000km away.
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.
The harbour may look beautiful - postcard perfect - but it has seen terrible hardship and untold suffering.