Magnet Mining Trail
Magnet Mine Trail begins 1.75km west of Waratah and traverses lush
rainforest on its way to the Mount Magnet mine site. The mine site has
relics to explore and good to camp. You can create a circular route
using local roads, particularly if cycling. A great walk if you have
the time and energy. Distance: 16km.
Take in the views from the top of Mount Zeehan (702m). This 3-hour
walk along a gravel track starts opposite the Zeehan Smelters.
Recce Dam is a 120 metre high rock fill dam. The dam is 35 minutes
from Zeehan via a sealed road. The road goes over the dam, continuing
to the Murchison Hwy.
The walk to the top of Mt Heemskirk (14 km west) is short but
physically demanding, that rewards trekkers with uninterrupted vistas
of button-grass plains and the west coast. Several creeks are crossed
by this trail. Mt Heemskirk is part of the West Coast Range. The track
is also used by trail bikers.
Dundas (10km), a deserted mining town once connected by train to Zeehan, is a short scenic drive away.