Kimberley, Tasmania

Villarette Gardens

Villarette Gardens

The rural locality of Kimberley is about 39 kilometres north-west of the town of Westbury. The 2016 census has a population of 149 for the state suburb of Kimberley. It is about midway between the towns of Sheffield and Deloraine. Once a thriving village with a school, railway station, shops and two churches, and is now a collection of houses with one church (St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church) remaining.


The White Rock Vineyard is close to the township. There is also an olive grove. The area is known for its dairy farms, beef breeding and fattening, prime lamb production, some cropping and irrigation. Kimberley is the site of the Dasher River Conservation Area. Much of the surrounding farmland has been planted with plantation timber in recent years. Papua New Guinean politician Barry Holloway was born at Kimberley and is buried there, and Kimberley Warm Springs is nearby. Kimberley is the site of the Dasher River Conservation Area. 2 kilometres from Kimberley on the eastern side are the Villarette Gardens and tea rooms.

Kimberley Warm Springs

9.3 km south-east of Railton via Bridal Track Road

Kimberley Warm Springs are a geothermal feature and semi-developed visitor site located within the village of Kimberley. The micro climate created by the warm springs results in a unique habitat. Water from the springs remains at a constant temperature of 24-25 degrees Celsius. The water's chemical composition suggests it gains its heat from hotter sub-surface materials. The spring is the only one of its kind in the north-west of Tasmania. The reserve features a constructed pool, approximately 13 metres by 20 metres and 1.2 metres deep, a sheltered barbecue area, parking and public toilets. Access to the site is from Warm Springs Road off Morrison Street. The site is well signposted within the town.

Dasher Falls

6.3 km west of Kimberley via Bridal Track Road

Consisting of three tiers, Dasher Falls is one of Tasmania's lesser known waterfalls. The walk to the falls is unfenced and next to a ravine so is unsuitable for small children. Care is also needed on the final section, to the base of the falls, as it is very slippery when wet. There are a good views of the falls from the cliff top. PThe falls are on the Dasher River, a tributary of the Mersey River. The Dasher river originates on the northern flank of Round Mountain, near Cethana, and then works its way down via Gowrie Park, Claude Rd, Paradise and Stoodley to Kimberley, where it joins the Mersey River. It has many tributaries, including O'Neills Creek, the Dodder rivulet and the Minnow River. Park on Bridle Track Road about 150 metres north of the Lower Beulah turn off.