Rosebery is a mining town located in the rugged terrain of western Tasmania, about 125 kilometers south of Burnie. Minerals mined in the area include zinc, copper, lead, silver, and gold. The area is known for its high winds, which have been nicknamed the "roaring forties." Bushwalkers in the area may like to walk to the peaks of some of the nearby mountains.
The highest waterfall in western Tasmania is within walking distance of Rosebery. The walk takes about 3 hours, counting the return trip, or tourists can visit the area via four wheel drive vehicle. The walk is all level, and goes through forests of leatherwood and giant tree ferns. Montezuma falls are 104 meters high and exhilarating to see.
Just to the west of Rosebery is Lake Pieman, a Hydro Tasmania lake that is stocked with trout. Boating and fishing are popular at this scenic lake. Parking and picnicking facilities are located nearby.