A fascinating historic town on the B27, near the Tasmanian midwest coast. This was once a booming silver-mining town known as 'silver city' - for a time it even had its own stock exchange. It also had a lot of bars, a thriving theatre and a rollicking social life.
Much of its jaunty history is preserved - the Gaiety Theatre is restored to its former glamour, other buildings of the old mining town are still used, and the Pioneer Memorial Museum (the former School of Mining) has a great display of transport, mining equipment and minerals. When you've identified the local minerals you can go fossicking for your own gemstones - or just go fishing at Granville Harbour or Trial Harbour.
Destinations within West Coast
|Cradle Mountain National Park|
|Cradle Mountain||Derwent Bridge||Lake St Clair|
|Other West Coast Destinations|
|Derwent Valley & Central Highlands||Hamilton||Mount Field National Park|