Situated just one and a half hours from Hobart city you will discover the wonderful picturesque village of Wayatinah in the central highlands. Be it a day trip or simply passing by on your way to Tasmania's rugged west coast, call in to Wayatinah for fuel, snacks or supplies, a scrumptious home style cooked meal, a drink or just to take in the peaceful surroundings.
Our little gem of a town also boasts a public golf course with a challenging 6 holes.
A 5 minute detour off the Lyell Highway you will not regret.
We look forward to welcoming you to Wayatinah soon.
Shop items also available through the Tavern during opening hours.
Petrol & Diesel are available during operating hours of both the Shop & Tavern.
As long as we are home,
emergency fuel is available via intercom at shopfront.
CLOSED - SUNDAYS, GOOD FRIDAY & CHRISTMAS DAY
The store stocks a range of canned and frozen goods, sweets, soft drinks and snacks along with many other items. Frozen meat and ice are available. However due to our location, no fresh vegetables or fresh milk are available. Fishing licences and a small range of fishing gear is also available. We also stock a small range of greeting cards, postcards and Christmas cards. Golf balls for you budding golfers and tennis balls are also available for sale. We have 2 sets of golf clubs (RH) and 4 tennis racquets that can be hired for a small fee. Eftpos is available for all purchases. *** Hot pizza is now available. ***
We have both Unleaded and Diesel fuel along with some oils and lubricants.
The tavern stocks a good range of beers, wines and spirits (both premix cans or bottles and by the nip). We have both Cascade Draught & Guinness on tap. All beers, wines and spirits stocked are also available as takeaways at reasonable prices.
Our meals are prepared in-house with meat purchased from our butcher - Right Price Meats. Click the link below for our current menu.
Town Facilities - We have a public golf course, children's playground, BMX track, tennis court and
B-B-Q facilities. There are numerous riding tracks for bikes and quad bikes. A great location for a family outing. Maybe a Sunday lunch at the Tavern?
:: local attractions ::
Liapootah Power Station - On the road into Wayatinah you will drive over the penstocks (name for large hydropower pipes) which feed water into the Liapootah Power Station. Stop for a look and gain an insight into the large amount of water required to generate electricity. You will also have a chance to look at a unique piece of history - the Liapootah Power Station floral clock. If you are visiting in spring you will see the best side of this historic icon - 350 daffodils planted in the clock will be in bloom. While spring is the best time of year to view the clock, it is worth a look at any time.
Wooden Pipeline - A sight not to be missed in the area is the wooden pipeline which is reputed to be the biggest wooden pipeline in the Southern Hemisphere. There are 2 side by side pipelines. The pipelines are 4.1m or almost 14ft in diameter and travel side by side for a kilometre and a quarter to the surge tanks before the power station. They are made from T&G timber about 10”x 4” Baltic Pine and have been continuously in service for over 50 years. To find this go back to the main road at the power station. Turn right toward Hobart and go about 200m along the road. Turn right toward Wayatinah Power Station and travel about 7km until you come to the fork in the road. The right-hand leg goes to Wayatinah Station and the left leg goes to the pipeline. Keep on this road ignoring all side roads until you get to the boom gate. Park at the side of the road and walk on the other side of the boom gate and around the corner is the pipeline winding its way down the hill to the power station. Total distance from where you turn off the Lyell Highway is 8.1kms.
Saltas - Salmon Enterprises of Tasmania Pty Ltd (SALTAS) is Tasmania’s leading salmon breeding facility supplying eggs and smolt from pedigreed stock to the Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon Industry. There are 2 farms in the Wayatinah area. One is located just at the back of the village, whilst the other is a few kilometres further on, located on the Florentine River. No public access, but worth a look from the road.
1 Bronte Avenue
Wayatinah TAS 7140
Ph: 03 6289 1016