Magnet Mine Rail Trail
  • Length: 16km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Waratah 

  • End: Magnet Mine

  • Location: West Coast Tasmania

  • Closest Town: Waratah 

  • Distance from CBD: 356km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.4616682

  • Longitude: 145.5201983

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Magnet Mine Rail Trail is a 16km, grade 3 one way hike, located in West Coast Tasmania, Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

A delightful trail, running through lush rainforest to the site of the Magnet Mine. The mine site has good places to camp and relics to explore. The trail begins 1.75km west of Waratah at the local tip. The trail follows the route of the former Magnet Tramway, built in 1901 to carry silver-lead ore from the Magnet Mine.


Waratah to Magnet Mine in West Coast Tasmania

82km south west of Burnie, 356km from Hobart

Compacted earth

For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia. 

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