Water Wheel Creek Timber Heritage Experience is located at Mawbanna, north west Tasmania. Mawbanna is a small rural settlement, 25 minutes south east of Stanley (27 kilometres/17 miles), en route to Dip Falls.
Water Wheel Creek Timber Heritage Experience is located on 20 hectares (49 acres) of forested land. Here you can take a guided tour to see Tasmania's only working example of a timber tramway. Discover the spirit of early pioneers in the Heritage Museum and browse the displays of restored pioneer machinery, artefacts, photographs and memorabilia to gain an insight into life in the early timber communities of Tasmania’s north west.
You can also take a guided Forest Experience Walk. On this gentle, tracked walk through native forest you will discover a complex eco-system and the diverse wildlife it supports. See Tasmanian rainforest trees including blackwood, sassafras and myrtle and walk in the shade of giant tree ferns. You may even catch a glimpse of an elusive platypus or giant Tasmanian freshwater crayfish.
Visit the Bushman’s Café to try freshly made cakes and scones, sustaining snacks and steaming tea and coffee. Soak up the atmosphere of the surrounding forest on the outdoor deck.Visit Website
Cafe, Car park, Coach Parking, Guide, Interactive Centre, Shaded Area, Viewing Platform
Birdwatching, Bushwalking, Self-Guided
Flora/Fauna, Historic/Heritage, Rainforest