Located in the picturesque north-west of Tasmania around a 90-minute drive south of Burnie, Rosebery is a quintessential Australian mining town with an extra touch of beauty.
While the town's roots are clearly indicated by the dominant presence of the mine, there is unexpected visual charm to be found among the surrounding hills.
Gold was found in the region in 1893, with discoveries of zinc, lead and copper soon following and Rosebery has operated as a fully-functioning mining town since around 1905.
The mine has produced more wealth than any other on the west coast and visitors can take a fascinating Pasminco Mine tour both above and below ground or drive the scenic loop to the top for wonderful views and photo opportunities.
Rosebery's other major highlight is Montezuma Falls, the highest waterfall on the island and a pleasant daytrip destination.
You can make the easy three-hour return walk along the old tram route or travel in comfort on a four-wheel-drive tour.
A great idea for any holidaymaker to this corner of the world is to hire a car and explore some of the quaint Tasmanian towns that are easy to reach.