Crib & Cradle (Rosebery, Tas)

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Crib & Cradle

3 Propsting Street
(cnr Evans Street)
Rosebery, Tasmania. 7470

Ph: +61 3 6473 1055
eFax: +61 2 9506 1092

& Licenced Restaurant

"We specialise in Cheap Hostel and Budget Accommodation & Hearty Home-Style Meals for Contractors & Workers on Tasmania's West Coast!"

Crib & Cradle - Stay in our authentic miners'Hostel-Styled accommodation built in the 1950's. We are an old style Budget Hostel Facility with Comfortable Beds, Warm Cheap Rooms & we serve Hearty Home-Styled Meals from our licensed dining room!

Trout Fishing - Tours available Cradle Mountain - 1 hr drive from Rosebery Tasmania Overlooking MMG Mine at Rosebery Tasmania Mt Read - Weather Observatory - Rosebery Tasmania
Trout Fishing                         Cradle Mountain                       MMG Mine, Rosebery                  Mt Read, Rosebery Tas


The Centre of the West Coast of Tasmania!

Rosebery - The centre of Tassie's Wild West Coast and wilderness areas of Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park, Tarkine Wilderness Area, Wild Rivers National Park, Strahan, Queenstown, Burnie and Zeehan.

Rosebery, Tasmania 7470

Rosebery, situated at the foot of Mount Black [(the highest mountain in the southern hemisphere with trees at its summit), with a grand panarama of Mt Murchison [1275m] (the highest mountain on Tasmania's West Coast) and Mount Read [1129m] (Tasmania's Wettest Place) is an active poly-metallic (Gold, Silver, Zinc, Copper, & Lead) mining town with an estimated yield of $8 billion since mining began over a century ago.

Mt Murchison, Mt Read, Queens Head, Lake Rosebery

Rosebery lays claim to:

  • The "highest" post code in Tasmania - (7470)
  • Australia's steepest golf course - Come Stay at Crib & Cradle and Play a round or two!
  • Home to Tasmania's "highest" rainfall location on nearby Mount Read
  • Mount Black is the "highest" mountain in the southern hemisphere with trees at its summit.
  • Tasmania's "highest" waterfall - Montezuma Falls, accessed either by walking along the old tram route, by self-drive or by a 4WD tour.

Things to Do at Rosebery

There are three major events not to miss when coming to Rosebery on your holiday. The first one is the Rosebery Folk Festival weekend held in February every year, The second is the Rosebery Athletics Carnival held in December each year, and the Targa Tasmania Event, which features cars racing through Rosebery every year throughout April or May.

Montezuma Falls - Rosebery Tasmania

Montezuma Falls
The start of the track to the Falls begins at Williamsford, eight (8) kilometres south of Rosebery (10 minutes' drive). This easy, three-hour return walk along a graded trail (approximately 7 km) follows the historic route of the former North East Dundas Tramway takes you right to the base of the 104 metre Falls through pleasant park-like rainforest including leatherwood, myrtle, sassafras and giant tree ferns. You may see native wildlife along the way, including several species of birds.

Rosebery Golf Course
This popular and scenic community-run golf course features the steepest Hole in Australia with the par 5 "up" and "down" eighth hole which rises 250m from the Tee to the Green. Surrounded by lush rainforest. Some hills are involved. Green fees are paid into an honesty box as clubrooms are only open on competition days. Just 5 minutes drive South of Rosebery township on the Murchison Highway. Tel: (03) 6473 1112.

Colebrook Hill Fossicking Area

Colebrook Hill Fossicking Area MAP - Rosebery Tasmania
  • Access: this 0.5 km2 fossicking area is via a disused vehicular track which leaves the Murchison Highway approximately 500 metres west of the Rosebery Golf Course. Follow the vehicular track some 600 metres to the start of a walking track which heads more directly uphill until it joins another disused vehicular track leading directly past the fossicking area.
    NB: Fossickers should be prepared for snow and other severe weather conditions at all times (both on the road and in the bush).
  • Collecting Area: The collecting area lies at the top of Colebrook Hill, 4.5 km southwest of Rosebery. A large open cut on the southern side of the hill, close to the summit (at AMG reference 374 800 mE, 5 371 700 mN) affords a good collecting location.
  • Material: This location has produced Australia's best ferroaxinite specimens, some of which are world class. The deposit occurs in an unusual rock type, sometimes described as allimurite or axinite-hornfels. The rock has formed because boron-rich solutions from an underlying granite reacted with limestone or other reactive calcium-rich rock types. The mine was originally worked for copper, but silver, gold, tin, lead, zinc and tungsten minerals are also present. The deposit is very complex and of great mineralogical interest, and is presently being worked for specimen minerals, most of which need to be acid-treated to dissolve the enclosing calcite.

    Rosebery BushWalks

  • Mount Murchison - Rosebery
    This 4 km walk takes about 4 hours return and offers many photographic opportunities of the West Coast. It is not an easy walk/climb for the faint hearted, but very much worth the effort and is recommended for the serious walker. The track is accessible from the Anthony Road that runs from Tullah to Queenstown and climbs through a variety of ancient alpine forests. The transition of vegetative types from base to the summit is remarkable, with the different seasons also showing changes. The alpine autumn is especially vivid with the changing colours of the deciduous beech.
    Queens Head - The Northern end of Mt Murchison Rosebery, the centre of Tassie's West Coast Wilderness area
    Queen's Head
    (Northern end of Mt Murchison)

  • Mount Read - Rosebery
    Huon Pines + Much More

    Is home to possibly the oldest living plant on earth, so far discovered, the Huon Pines. Although it is not accessible to the public, there are guided tours available. (See the Lake Johnson Reserve Tour). Located in the Lake Johnson Nature Reserve is this group of Huon Pines thought to have been living at this location for more than 10,000 years and is of world heritage significance. The reserve also contains the largest collection of alpine flora known of in one area of the state.

    The Mount Read Huon Pine - a very special and very old tree!

    Click on the Huon Pine Tree above to read
    Dr Keith Corbett's article!

  • Stitt River Rain Forest Nature Trail - the heart of Rosebery boasts this gentle 30 minute walk through rain forest starts at the Stitt Park (about 500m South of Rosebery Town Centre) and ends at the Stitt River Falls, near the Rosebery Sports ground.
    Stitt River Falls - one end of the Stitt River Forest Nature Trail right in the heart of Rosebery, the centre of Tassie's West Coast Wilderness area

    Stitt River Waterfall

  • Mount Farrell / Lake Herbert Walking Track - Tullah

    This is an interesting short walk of around 3 hrs duration that starts on a signposted track in Tullah on the Tasmanian west coast, Distance is about 3km each way, with a climb of about 500m involved. Initial walking is through forest and climbs steeply after passing a few old mines. Around 35 minutes, and you're out onto a button grass clad ridge. At the track junction, take the right branch, as the other one takes a lower route to the other side of the range and Lake Herbert. Continue climbing and the track makes the top of the ridge, and there's some views of Lake Mackintosh to the east. The track follows the ridge south over a few ups and downs to the summit. There are a few patches of scrub, but the track avoids most of these and is easy to follow. The summit offers some good views of Mt Murchison, Tullah and the nearby Lake Herbert.

  • Spray Tunnel Loop - Zeehan

    Spray Tunnel Loop (Zeehan) An easy walk that takes you through a spectacular railway tunnel constructed in 1904 for access to the Spray Silver Mine.

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  • Budget Hostel Accommodation Details

    Cradle Mountain - 1 hr drive from Rosebery Tasmania

    Cradle Mountain - only 76kms from Rosebery.

      Semi-Contained Budget Hostel Rooms

      Quoted Tariffs are per Shift (Day or Night) - and are GST Exclusive!

      Cheap Room Tariffs commence when the key is signed out and finishes when the key is signed back in! Our cheap room servicing is at end of your Stay or every 7 days whichever occurs the sooner! You can request extra housekeeping services if you require, at an additional cost.

    • 400 Compact Semi-Contained Hostel Rooms
      Crib & Cradle Compact Serviced Rooms with a beautiful view of Mt Black, Mt Read, Mt Murchison, and Queens Head
      Compact Cheap hostel Rooms come with All Linen, TV, Microwave, Jug, small Fridge, Simple Furnishings, and Shared UniSex Bathroom facilities. Especially suited for Night Shift Workers or the Budget-Conscious Traveller.
      Full Tariff...
      * $55/day - 1 Person
      * extra person $22

      * Accommodation Special - Compact Semi-Contained Serviced cheap hostel room on a 6 Month Exclusive Weekly Lease - $165/wk (plus 10% GST.)

    • 400 & Quarters Standard Semi-contained Hostel Room
      Crib & Cradle Serviced Rooms with a beautiful view of Mt Black, Mt Read, Mt Murchison, and Queens Head
      Larger Basic Serviced rooms that can accommodate up to 3 people, with shared unisex bathroom & limited cooking (reheating) facilities available and All Linen Supplied.
      Full Tariff...
      * $70 - 1 person
      * extra persons $22 each
      Crib & Cradle Serviced Rooms with a beautiful view of Mt Black, Mt Read, Mt Murchison, and Queens Head

    • Guesthouse Standard Hostel Rooms
      Crib & Cradle Serviced Rooms with a beautiful view of Mt Black, Mt Read, Mt Murchison, and Queens Head
      15 Standard Rooms comprising of 1 Queen & 14 Double rooms, all with Digital TV, Shared Bathroom & Laundry Facilities. NB: No Cooking or BYO alcohol allowed.
      Full Tariff...
      * $77 single
      * extra persons $22 each

    • Emu Bay Railway Bridge over the Stitt River Falls in the heart of Rosebery, Tasmania

      1 Extra Large Budget Hostel Semi-Contained Room (Shared Bathroom)
      Queen Bed; Kitchen has Full-size fridge, microwave, Jug, benchtop stove, etc.
      Communal Laundry facilities available.
      Base price = $100 per day
      (includes 1 Person)

      Self-contained Budget Accommodation Details

    • GST Exc Pricing
      (as it may or may not be required to be added).

      4 Bedroom self-Catered Air Conditioned cheap house for rent at Rosebery, Tas only 1 hr's drive to Cradle Mountain, Strahan or Queenstown.
      1 Bedroom Self-Contained House
      Comfortable Beds & Fully equipped Kitchen
      Own Laundry facilities available.
      Base price = $120 per day (+ 10% GST if required)
      (includes 1 Person)

      2 Bedroom Self-contained House
      Comfortable Beds & Fully equipped Kitchen
      Base price = $160 per day (+ 10% GST if required)
      (includes ≤2 People)

      3 Bedroom Self-contained House
      Comfortable Beds & Fully equipped Kitchen
      Base price = $225 per day (+ 10% GST if required)
      (includes ≤3 People)

      4 Bedroom Self-contained House
      Comfortable Beds & Fully equipped Kitchen
      Base price = $280 per day (+ 10% GST if required)
      (includes ≤ 4 People)

      Extra Persons @ $22/person/night

      Check in Times

      Day Shift
      Check in Time: fr 2:00 pm
      Check out Time: 8:00 am

      Night Shift
      Check in Time: fr 5:00 am
      Check out Time: 8:00 pm

      Other times by prior arrangement.

    Lake Pieman is a Hydro Tasmania lake near Rosebery Tasmania suitable for Fishing, Water Sports, Recreation or Bushwalking along the shoreline to spot wildlife in the Tarkine Wilderness Conservation Area.

    Lake Pieman

    We accept...
    Pre-arranged Company Accounts &

    Cash Accepted Eftpos Accepted Visa Accepted Mastercard Accepted AMEX Accepted JCB Accepted Bartercard Accepted

    Surcharges apply to Credit/Charge Cards!

    Contact Us to get a Quote on a
    6 Month or 12 Month
    Serviced / Unserviced Hostel Budget Room or House Lease Rate!

    St Joseph's School looking towards Mt Read right in the heart of Rosebery, Tas.

    Mt Read - Weather Observatory - Rosebery Tasmania

    St Joseph's Catholic School
    Looking towards Mt Read

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    Ph: 0437 166 840

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    Substantial Home-Style Meals & Drinks!

    The Crib Room - Licenced Dining Room

    & Hearty Home-Style Meals

      Open Everyday of every week!

      Guests and Casual Diners Welcome!

      Crib Room Meals - Seafood Basket, Chips & Salad

      We Specialise in Catering for Contractors & Workers Needs!

      Daily Meals Packages Available - Priced according to your requirements!

      Ph: 03 6473 1055 to order.

      The Crib Room - Licenced Dining Room

    • Breakfast - 5:20 am to 7:30 am
      $13.00 Continental,
      $18.50 Full Breakfast

    • Cribs (Packed Lunch) -
      Pre-Ordered - $17.50 each
      Made Fresh AM & PM Daily!

    • Dinner - 5:20 pm to 7:30 pm

      Set Price Dinner:- Every Day
      inc... Soup, Mains, Dessert, Tea/Coffee/Water Cordial

      $35.00 pp
      (or Main Course Only - $27.50pp)

      Takeaway Meals

      Small - $11.00
      Large - $16.50
      X Large - $22.00

      Everyday Breakfast Special - Large Flat White Coffee & Bacon Egg, Cheese Muffin - $11.00

      Alcoholic Drinks... from $3.50 ea
      Pre-Packaged Cans/Bottles
      Beer, Rum & Cola, Scotch & Cola , Vodka Cruisers

      Coffee...Large $4 XLarge $4.50 ea
      Espresso - Single/Double Shots
      Cappuccino - A cappuccino is an espresso coffee drink topped with micro-foamed milk. Espresso is poured into the bottom third of the cup, and is followed by a similar amount of hot milk. The top third of the drink consists of milk foam; this foam is often decorated with artistic drawings made with the same milk called latte art. Shaved chocolate, raw sugar, cinnamon, or other spices are often sprinkled onto the top of the finished drink and also can melt some chocolate into the coffee before pouring the milk. Cappuccinos are served with a teaspoon and then consumed.
      Basic Caffe Latte (or cafe au lait) is... One part espresso to two parts steamed milk, with sugar to taste
      (NB: A Traditional Cafe Latte (or true Flat White) - has no milk foam at all! The International Version has about 10-12mm [1/2 inch] of Milk Foam).
      Flavoured Caffe Lattes - Non-alcoholic & alcoholic
      Hot Laced Coffee - 250 ml Strong Hot Coffee & 1 shot/2 shots of alcohol, sugar to taste, topped with Whipped Cream
      Iced Coffee
      Affogato - 1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream with a shot of Espresso.

    Crib Room Licenced Cafeteria
    can seat up to 44 people,
    100inch Laser TV & Leather Lounge area

    Flowers for Everyone


    Pioneers Museum - Old School of Mines Building

    The West Coast Pioneers' Memorial Museum is housed in the old School of Mines at Zeehan. It is divided into five main categories of exhibits, namely...

    1. a mineral collection;
    2. historical items relating to the West Coast;
    3. modern mining on the West Coast;
    4. locomotives and tracked mining equipment; and,
    5. exhibits of Tasmanian animals and birds, with artefacts of the extinct Tasmanian Aborigines.
    Train Exhibits - pioneers museum

    There is an Admission Cost - But well worth the price. I recommend that you allow a full day to fully explore the displays on offer.

    Wee Georgie Wood Steam Railway Working Museum

    Wee Georgie Wood Steam Railway Museum - Tullah

    Take a nostalgic ride on the Wee Georgie Wood Steam Railway. The ride is 2 km in length, along the scenic track into the centre of what is now known as Old Tullah to the locals, giving the tourist a taste of what travel was like on old railway back in the early days. The train was named after a famous British comedian at the turn of the century and served Tullah as the only means of transport to the outside world for nearly 40 years, becoming redundant when the road was built to Rosebery in 1962. Fully restored and registered by a group of local steam enthusiasts who now organise regular outings. Table of running times is available on the Tullah Web Page and other local outlets.

    Wee Georgie Wood Steam Railway Museum - Tullah

    Tours & Events

    Fly Fishing & Other Tours
    Take a guided Fly Fishing tour with an expert guide (NB: Trout Fishing only allowed in season), or, see the magnificent Montezuma Falls on a four wheel drive tour.

    Excellent Trout Fishing and Guided Fishing Tours in one of the many Hydro Tasmania lakes around Rosebery Tasmania

    Lake Johnson Reserve Tour
    The ultimate alpine nature tour, with panoramic views from the newly constructed viewing platform, overlooking the 10,000 year old Mt Read Huon Pines (bring warm clothes & your binoculars - as you cannot get real close as this is a very highly restricted access area)

    Folk Festival Weekend
    Annual event featuring Day and Evening performances at various locations in Rosebery.

 - Fresh Quality Flowers & Great Designs

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