Talia's Guidebook for Northern Tasmania

Talia

Talia's Guidebook for Northern Tasmania

Sightseeing
These are only some of the highlights. Starting from Launceston to the East Coast, then over to the North West. If travelling to Hobart, through the Midlands along the Heritage Highway, you will drive through Campell Town. Stop and enjoy refreshments beside the river. The North ends at Oatlands. You must detour to see this Heritage Sandstone Village.
Our local, and only northern, snowfields in winter, (the only other is Mount Mawson in the Mount Field National Park), is beautiful all year round. Take the drive up Jacobs Ladder for an adventure in itself. Seven ski lifts, walks, wildlife and rock climbing. Only 40kms from your rooms. A National Parks Pass is required, visit; www.parks.gov.tas.au.
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Ben Lomond National Park
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Our local, and only northern, snowfields in winter, (the only other is Mount Mawson in the Mount Field National Park), is beautiful all year round. Take the drive up Jacobs Ladder for an adventure in itself. Seven ski lifts, walks, wildlife and rock climbing. Only 40kms from your rooms. A National Parks Pass is required, visit; www.parks.gov.tas.au.
Opened in July 2020, and a first in Australia, this exhilarating experience is well worth a visit on your way to the East Coast. Enjoy a one hour sauna with regular plunges into the lake to invigorate body, mind and spirit.
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Floating Sauna Lake Derby
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Opened in July 2020, and a first in Australia, this exhilarating experience is well worth a visit on your way to the East Coast. Enjoy a one hour sauna with regular plunges into the lake to invigorate body, mind and spirit.
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Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
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One of the most stunning coastlines you will find. Pristine beaches, abundant wildlife and so picturesque. Binalong Bay is a small township at the southern end of the conservation area. Visit; www.parks.gov.tas.au for information about a National Parks Pass if planning on travelling within Mount William National Park.
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Bay of Fires
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One of the most stunning coastlines you will find. Pristine beaches, abundant wildlife and so picturesque. Binalong Bay is a small township at the southern end of the conservation area. Visit; www.parks.gov.tas.au for information about a National Parks Pass if planning on travelling within Mount William National Park.
A top of the list destination for your East Coast adventure. Situated in the Freycinet National Park, the natural beauty of the coastline offers an astounding variety of jaw dropping views. An iconic location, (as is the entire East Coast). Make time to exhaust yourself and your camera batteries. Visit www.parks.gov.tas.au for information about a National Parks Pass.
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Wineglass Bay
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A top of the list destination for your East Coast adventure. Situated in the Freycinet National Park, the natural beauty of the coastline offers an astounding variety of jaw dropping views. An iconic location, (as is the entire East Coast). Make time to exhaust yourself and your camera batteries. Visit www.parks.gov.tas.au for information about a National Parks Pass.
Hazelbrae Farm is located near the small township of Hagley, 32kms west of Launceston. Open between October and April, they have a restaurant & cafe, offer self guided farm tours and sell their produce at the farm gate. Visit www.hazelbrae.com.au.
Hazelbrae Hazelnuts
127 Hagley Station Lane
Hazelbrae Farm is located near the small township of Hagley, 32kms west of Launceston. Open between October and April, they have a restaurant & cafe, offer self guided farm tours and sell their produce at the farm gate. Visit www.hazelbrae.com.au.
Rupertswood Farm is located near the small township of Hagley, 32kms west of Launceston. Open for a few weekends in late summer, it is a very popular destination. The ‘maise maze’ is cut into the crop and changes annually. A great family day out. Bring a picnic or purchase lunch from the farm and bring home a souvenir from the gift shop. If you are told to get lost Visit www.repertswoodfarm.com.au.
Rupertswood Farm
Rupertswood Farm is located near the small township of Hagley, 32kms west of Launceston. Open for a few weekends in late summer, it is a very popular destination. The ‘maise maze’ is cut into the crop and changes annually. A great family day out. Bring a picnic or purchase lunch from the farm and bring home a souvenir from the gift shop. If you are told to get lost Visit www.repertswoodfarm.com.au.
Pearns Steam World is located in the Historic Village of Westbury, 36kms west of Launceston. It houses the largest collection of vintage steam engines in the Southern Hemisphere. You can visit our many Historic Homes to see how people lived, this is how they worked. A great family day out. Visit www.steamworld.com.au.
Westbury
Pearns Steam World is located in the Historic Village of Westbury, 36kms west of Launceston. It houses the largest collection of vintage steam engines in the Southern Hemisphere. You can visit our many Historic Homes to see how people lived, this is how they worked. A great family day out. Visit www.steamworld.com.au.
53kms west of Launceston, Deloraine is an enchanting town that features the beautiful Meander River flowing through it. A great stop for refreshment on your Western Journey.
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Deloraine
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53kms west of Launceston, Deloraine is an enchanting town that features the beautiful Meander River flowing through it. A great stop for refreshment on your Western Journey.
The famous Marakoopa and King Solomon Caves are located in Mayberry, 38kms from Deloraine or 87kms west of Launceston. They are amazing natural structures. A National Parks Pass is required & Entrance Fees apply. Visit www.parks.tas.gov.au.
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Mole Creek Caves
330 Mayberry Rd
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The famous Marakoopa and King Solomon Caves are located in Mayberry, 38kms from Deloraine or 87kms west of Launceston. They are amazing natural structures. A National Parks Pass is required & Entrance Fees apply. Visit www.parks.tas.gov.au.
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Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm
6173 Bass Hwy
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Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe
9 Christmas Hills Rd
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Sheffield, ‘The Town of Murals’, is located 23kms south of Devonport. Nestled under majestic Mount Roland, it is the doorway to the Western Wilderness. Famous for it’s numerous murals and ‘muralfest’, a competition that brings artists from around the world. Held on Easter Sunday annually, the town comes to life. The Village Market is held every second Sunday of the month. It is a thriving hub of activity with an abundance of stalls of every sort. The atmosphere is vibrant. Also home to the Steam Heritage Centre, the displays will delight, especially a ride on the old working train. Visit www.sheffieldtasmania.com.au.
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Sheffield
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Sheffield, ‘The Town of Murals’, is located 23kms south of Devonport. Nestled under majestic Mount Roland, it is the doorway to the Western Wilderness. Famous for it’s numerous murals and ‘muralfest’, a competition that brings artists from around the world. Held on Easter Sunday annually, the town comes to life. The Village Market is held every second Sunday of the month. It is a thriving hub of activity with an abundance of stalls of every sort. The atmosphere is vibrant. Also home to the Steam Heritage Centre, the displays will delight, especially a ride on the old working train. Visit www.sheffieldtasmania.com.au.
Located in the scenic town of Sheffield, you can ride the Heritage Steam Train. An experience from yesteryear. Visit www.shefieldsteam.com.au.
Sheffield Steam and Heritage Centre
14 Spring Street
Located in the scenic town of Sheffield, you can ride the Heritage Steam Train. An experience from yesteryear. Visit www.shefieldsteam.com.au.
My Favourite Village in Tasmania. Located 10kms south east of Devonport, this beautiful, vibrant village has an abundance of unique and eclectic stores offering all the shopping and eating you could dream of. Take a picnic to the banks of the Mersey River and a stroll along its banks. The Village Market operates every Sunday from 7am- 2pm and has the atmosphere of a festival. Visit www.latrobevillagemarket.com.au. If you want a festival, try the Henley on Mersey on Australia Day, Visit www.henleyonmersey.com.au, or the Chocolate Winterfest in August, Visit www.chocolate winter festival.com.au. It is the home of Anvers House of Chocolate and The Cherry Shed.
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Latrobe
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My Favourite Village in Tasmania. Located 10kms south east of Devonport, this beautiful, vibrant village has an abundance of unique and eclectic stores offering all the shopping and eating you could dream of. Take a picnic to the banks of the Mersey River and a stroll along its banks. The Village Market operates every Sunday from 7am- 2pm and has the atmosphere of a festival. Visit www.latrobevillagemarket.com.au. If you want a festival, try the Henley on Mersey on Australia Day, Visit www.henleyonmersey.com.au, or the Chocolate Winterfest in August, Visit www.chocolate winter festival.com.au. It is the home of Anvers House of Chocolate and The Cherry Shed.
Located in the Village of Latrobe, 10kms south east of Devonport. Visit www.anvers-chocolate.com.au.
House of Anvers
9025 Bass Highway
Located in the Village of Latrobe, 10kms south east of Devonport. Visit www.anvers-chocolate.com.au.
Located in the village of Latrobe, 10kms south east of Devonport. Visit www.the cherry shed.com.au.
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The Cherry Shed Cafe and Gift Shop
243 Gilbert Street
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Located in the village of Latrobe, 10kms south east of Devonport. Visit www.the cherry shed.com.au.
Located just 12kms south of Devonport and open every day. This 66 hectare Park is tranquil, relaxing and offers its botanical beauty all year round. See wild platypus and other wildlife, explore the abundant botanical collection, enjoy the scenery and picnic or refresh from the Park Kiosk. Run by volunteers and a not for profit organisation, admission is $5 so any donations are appreciated. Romantic and Family Friendly. Visit www.tasmanianarboretum.org.au.
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Tasmanian Arboretum
46 Old Tramway Rd
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Located just 12kms south of Devonport and open every day. This 66 hectare Park is tranquil, relaxing and offers its botanical beauty all year round. See wild platypus and other wildlife, explore the abundant botanical collection, enjoy the scenery and picnic or refresh from the Park Kiosk. Run by volunteers and a not for profit organisation, admission is $5 so any donations are appreciated. Romantic and Family Friendly. Visit www.tasmanianarboretum.org.au.
Located 10kms south west of Sheffield, this quirky, popular attraction is a fun day out for everyone. Eight mazes to explore and boasting one of the worlds largest. Open 10am- 4pm every day. Cafeteria, pancake parlour and gift shop. Visit www.tasmazia .com.au.
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Tasmazia & The Village Of Lower Crackpot
500 Staverton Rd
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Located 10kms south west of Sheffield, this quirky, popular attraction is a fun day out for everyone. Eight mazes to explore and boasting one of the worlds largest. Open 10am- 4pm every day. Cafeteria, pancake parlour and gift shop. Visit www.tasmazia .com.au.
The most Iconic Wilderness in Tasmania. Magnificent all year round. Walk around Dove Lake in an hour or two or the Overland Track for 5 days of breathtaking scenery. A National Parks Pass is required. Visit www.parks.tas.gov.au.
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Cradle Mountain
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The most Iconic Wilderness in Tasmania. Magnificent all year round. Walk around Dove Lake in an hour or two or the Overland Track for 5 days of breathtaking scenery. A National Parks Pass is required. Visit www.parks.tas.gov.au.
If travelling on The Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne, this will be your starting point for your Tasmanian Experience. So much to do and see, I will just list some for your own research. Penguin Viewing Platform, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Don River Railway, Coles Beach, Maritime Centre, Regional Gallery. Only 100kms from Launceston.
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Devonport
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If travelling on The Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne, this will be your starting point for your Tasmanian Experience. So much to do and see, I will just list some for your own research. Penguin Viewing Platform, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Don River Railway, Coles Beach, Maritime Centre, Regional Gallery. Only 100kms from Launceston.
65kms north west of Devonport, Wynyard is an attractive coastal town with lovely beaches and views over Bass Strait. Visit the Table Cape Lighthouse and dazzle your senses at the Tulip Farm. The Foreshore Market is held every First & Third Sunday of the month.
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Wynyard
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65kms north west of Devonport, Wynyard is an attractive coastal town with lovely beaches and views over Bass Strait. Visit the Table Cape Lighthouse and dazzle your senses at the Tulip Farm. The Foreshore Market is held every First & Third Sunday of the month.
9kms north of Wynyard, dazzle your senses with a psychedelic display of these stunning flowers during October.
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Table Cape Tulip Farm
363 Table Cape Rd
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9kms north of Wynyard, dazzle your senses with a psychedelic display of these stunning flowers during October.
A cosy and sleepy small community nestled under ‘The Nut’, an iconic landform of the region. A must visit location. Ride the Chairlift to the top of the Nut for stunning views over Bass Strait and visit Historic Highfield House. Wander the streets that ooze olde world charm and dine on the delights of the ocean. Visit www.stanleyandtarkine.com.au and watch to short video on the home page.
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Stanley
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A cosy and sleepy small community nestled under ‘The Nut’, an iconic landform of the region. A must visit location. Ride the Chairlift to the top of the Nut for stunning views over Bass Strait and visit Historic Highfield House. Wander the streets that ooze olde world charm and dine on the delights of the ocean. Visit www.stanleyandtarkine.com.au and watch to short video on the home page.
‘The Edge of the World’ and the most western point of Tasmania. Take an informative cruise along the river through the rugged wilderness and spot the abundant wildlife, or stroll the beaches and do the same. Visit www.tasmania.com arthur river.
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Arthur River
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‘The Edge of the World’ and the most western point of Tasmania. Take an informative cruise along the river through the rugged wilderness and spot the abundant wildlife, or stroll the beaches and do the same. Visit www.tasmania.com arthur river.
Located in the heart of the West Coast Wilderness the easy and level 1-2 hour walk takes you through a forest of uniquely Tasmanian Trees to the base of our Tallest Waterfall. Spot wildlife on the way. The walk begins at Williamsford, 2kms south of the town of Rosebery.
Montezuma Falls
1 Elliott St
Located in the heart of the West Coast Wilderness the easy and level 1-2 hour walk takes you through a forest of uniquely Tasmanian Trees to the base of our Tallest Waterfall. Spot wildlife on the way. The walk begins at Williamsford, 2kms south of the town of Rosebery.
Available from Queenstown and Strahan. An amazing adventure and experience. Please do it. Visit www.wcwr.com.au.
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West Coast Wilderness Railway (Strahan)
62 Esplanade
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Available from Queenstown and Strahan. An amazing adventure and experience. Please do it. Visit www.wcwr.com.au.
This historic town is a point to catch the West Coast Wilderness Railway. The Gallery Museum is rich in local history. It is a copper mining town and the scenery can be disturbing as the hills have been denuded by over a century of activity. Not my favourite place.
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Queenstown
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This historic town is a point to catch the West Coast Wilderness Railway. The Gallery Museum is rich in local history. It is a copper mining town and the scenery can be disturbing as the hills have been denuded by over a century of activity. Not my favourite place.
Strahan is an attractive Seaside Village and about as far away from anywhere you can get, but well worth visiting. Catch the West Coast Wilderness Railway, take a World Heritage Gordon River Cruise and walk from the town to Hogarth Falls- an easy 2.4km track, round trip, that leads you through rainforest to possibly sight platypus. Famous for the daily performance of ‘The Ship that Never Was’ by The Round Earth Company, a tale of historic adventure. Visit www.roundearth.com.au.
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Strahan
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Strahan is an attractive Seaside Village and about as far away from anywhere you can get, but well worth visiting. Catch the West Coast Wilderness Railway, take a World Heritage Gordon River Cruise and walk from the town to Hogarth Falls- an easy 2.4km track, round trip, that leads you through rainforest to possibly sight platypus. Famous for the daily performance of ‘The Ship that Never Was’ by The Round Earth Company, a tale of historic adventure. Visit www.roundearth.com.au.