8.9 out of 10

Waratah

Ranked 1st best suburb in Mersey-Lyell
-41.4138064631693 145.517111878547
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A wonderful place to live great for kids ,very quite"

Waratah is a great quite safe place to live, everyone welcome, not much here , but a great place to live anyway not that far from town, so relaxing when you are at home , very friendly town, and looks great in summer and winter even though we dont get heaps of snow days, but enough to enjoy
Pros
  • Lovely scenery
  • Very affordable housing
  • Peace and quiet
  • Best Fishing
  • Great bush walks
Cons
  • no schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
2yrs+

"Excellent small safe town"

waratah is a lovely small town, friendly people, cafe, not much here except roadhouse,postoffice, caravan park, hotel, cafe, golf club,police station , but it is alovely place to come home too after work as it is so quite and lovely and peaceful, only a 40 minute drive to burnie, the town is beautiful when it snows too, not too much but.
Pros
  • Lovely scenery
  • Very affordable housing
  • Peace and quiet
  • Best Fishing
  • Great bush walks
Cons
  • no schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Friendly & supportive community."

Don't know where the $1000. land is??? Great location. Central to all West Coast tourist destinations. Great Caravan Park right in the center of town & beside the beautiful Lake, short walk to the outstanding waterfall. Loads of well presented history along with the museum & fantastic interpretation center. Has a Hotel, PO & council office & a great road house with all your supplies along with take away food. Police, Ambulance, SES & Fire Brigade , Golf Club all based in town. 40min trip in to Burnie on good road..
Pros
  • Great Gardening
  • Lovely scenery
  • Very affordable housing
  • Peace and quiet
  • Best Fishing
  • Great bush walks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Where is Waratah"

Waratah is a very cold and isolated town. There is no longer a school here and hardly any shops or things to do. The advantage of Waratah is that the blocks and houses are extremely CHEAP! I have seen blocks for sale for under $1000.

This is a nice place to be if you like snow, paddocks and you dont have to work. Good for someone with lots of cash and nothing else to do.
Pros
  • Lovely scenery
  • Very affordable housing
Cons
  • extremely cold
  • no schools
  • SNOW
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Best kept secret in Tassie"

Ideal place to live and raise a family. Its the best place to call home. Situated on the edge of the Tarkine Heritage Forrest and only 45 minutes to Cradle Mountain. Surrounded by lakes, mountains and million dollar scenery. Enjoy bush walking, trout fishing, gold and gem fossicking. Away from the rat race with the freshest air in the world.
Pros
  • Great bush walks
  • Best Fishing
  • Lots of wildlife
  • Lovely scenery
  • Peace and quiet
  • Very affordable housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"At last you can afford to buy your OWN home!"

A beautiful, peaceful little town with it's own lakes and a waterfall as well. Good for walks and there are things to see and do. Rich soil makes gardening a pleasure and above all, the Australian Dream of owning your own home is perfectly achievable!
Pros
  • Peace and quiet
  • Lovely scenery
  • Very affordable housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers