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Tullah is a small town situated on Tasmania’s rugged west coast on the northern edge of the west coast range. Tullah was originally a mining town and was only accessible by foot, horse or rail on the Emu Bay Railway until 1960. Tullah received a new breath of life in the 1970s when it was utilised as a base by workers employed to construct the Hydro Electric Power Scheme.
There are stunning landscape views of Mt Farrell and Mt Murchison and the town is located on the edge of Lake Roseberry so boating and fishing are popular tourist activities. There are also boutique shops selling handcrafted wares including wooden bowls, platters and vases carved from Huon Pine and Tasmanian Oak.
Tullah is also host to the Hydro Tasmania Tullah Challenge Triathlon held in November and forms part of the car racing circuit for Targa Tasmania held during April/May.
Things to do in Tullah
Explore Tullah’s rich mining and hydroelectric history and peruse a range a of local arts and crafts at the Tullah Museum.
Wee Georgie Wood
Step back in time and take a 20 minute ride into the heart of Tullah on the 1924 steam locomotive Wee Georgie Wood.
Sterling Valley Mountain Bike Track
If you’re hiring mountain bikes from AutoRent Hertz as part of your vehicle hire package you can also go for a spin on the Sterling Valley Track which is located south of Tullah.
A private home collection of adorable handmade Teddy Bears which are sure to entertain both young and old alike!
Tullah Campervan & Motorhome Parks
Tullah Lakeside Park Camping Area
This park is located adjacent to the boat ramp (follow the signs on Farrell St). There are campsites with room for campers and motorhomes, there are no amenities.
Travel Times & Distances to Tullah
From Hobart: app. 4 hours 30 minutes – 315kms
From Launceston: app. 2 hours 30 minutes – 190kms
From Devonport: app. 1 hour 40 minutes – 140kms
Tullah (West Coast) Visitor Information Centre
Address: Esplanade, Strahan
Phone: (03) 6472 6800
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