Zeehan - TAS



DEG: -41.88342 145.33622
DMS: 41º 53' 0.31" S 145º 20' 10.42" E
UTM: 55 G 5361829mN 361956mE
Altitude: 179.18m


Place Type

Population - Town


198.33kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 297 km (3 hours 53 mins)
452.97kms South of Melbourne - Driving 641 km (23 hours 1 min)

Address & Contact

121 Main St
Zeehan TAS 7469
Phone: 03 6471 4700
Email: wcc@westcoast.tas.gov.au
Web: https://westcoasttas.com.au/field-guide/zeehan


Visiting Zeehan today, it is difficult to imagine that it was once a booming mining centre with a population of approximately 10,000. Silver-lead deposits were discovered in 1882 and the boom commenced. The main street (actually named Main Street) is over three kilometres long. At the peak of activity the street was packed on both sides bu businesses, houses and pubs.

There is still some mining activity on the edge of town but the town has diminished from its former self. The 2011 senses put the population at 728.

The West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum in the main street is a popular must-see attraction for visitors to the area and there are plenty of old mining relics outside town including smelters and old mine sites. The nearby Spray Tunnel is actually a former railway tunnel used to transport ore from the Spray Mine to the smelters and is open to visitors for walk, or drive through. Follow local signs or refer to the Zeehan Spray Tunnel trek note in ExplorOz.
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Closest Weather Station

Mount Read at 28/10:00pm EST
Distance from Zeehan 17.56km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Mount Read
Distance from Zeehan 17.56km E
Mean Max. °C14.214.311.
Mean Min. °C5.
Mean Rain mm201.1168.6267.4282.8395.7341.1391.5336.3379.2373.2221.4290.8

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