Sighted as early as 1642 by Abel Tasman, Zeehan is one of the country's most historic locations.
For a while it was Tasmania's third largest town and known in its glory years as the Silver City, due to the silver and lead discovered in the late 19th century.
Tourism is the town's main industry these days, with nearby mines also making a significant economic contribution.
One of the largest concert halls in Australia, the Gaiety Theatre, is part of the visitor experience at the West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum, while off-roaders love the King Rivers Wilderness.
Nearby Mt Zeehan is over 700m high and provides an excellent three-hour walk.