Deloraine has been classified as a National Trust town of historic significance. Located on the banks of the Meander River, the town is the biggest inland town in Tasmania. The town has many interesting historic buildings and it is definitely worth spending time exploring the rich street sculpture and the sculptures that are scattered around the area. You'll be able to enjoy well-preserved Georgian and Victorian architecture as you stroll through Deloraine's picturesque streetscape. There are plenty of places to stop and have a drink and a quick bite to eat, with the main street full of cafes and eateries.
The town is in a central location just 40 minutes away from Launceston and Devonport. Surrounding areas including limestone caves at Mole Creek, bushwalks in the Liffey World Heritage Areas, trout fishing in streams cascading down from the Central Plateau lakes, cycling on the Tasmanian Trail or wandering through historic farming properties such as Woolmer’s. The east coast beaches are only a couple of hours away and the Bass Strait beaches are even closer.
CHUDLEIGH AND MOLE CREEK
Otherwise known as the Town of the Roses, Chudleigh is a pretty little village nestled under the Great Western Tiers mountain range. You will pass through its main street as you drive between Mole Creek and Deloraine and immediately get a sense of the community pride of Chudleigh residents from the immaculate rose gardens which extend along its length and the community park at its heart.
Chudleigh is home to Melita Honey Farm, where you will find honey, honey bee products and a large selection of lovely gift items, an interactive beehive and a live bee exhibition hive.
Mole Creek is a small town surrounded by some of Tasmania's most beautiful wilderness and is the perfect base for exploring nearby national parks, Cradle Mountain and the limestone caves of Mole Creek Karst National Park.
There are plenty of opportunities to meet the local wildlife, including the famous Tasmanian Devil, at the nearby Trowunna Wildlife Park.
Westbury is a classic Georgian village bursting with old English charm and is only a short 20 minute drive from Launceston.
It is a quaint historic town with plenty of attractions. Its delightful streetscape includes stately inns, churches, homesteads, shops and public buildings restored to their former glory. Many now trade as antique shops and galleries showing the work of local artists and photographers. Shaded by elm, oak and chestnut trees, the beautiful Village Green at Westbury is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or picnic. Just a short walk away from the Village Green you will find the Town Common, which has always served as a recreation area but was once also the site for brick making for the bricks used in many of the town's historic buildings.
Westbury’s Pearn’s Steam World boasts the largest collection of antique steam engines in the world and the 170 year-old open garden and hedge maze at Westbury Maze and Tea Rooms are definitely worth a visit.
Westbury is a delightful base for exploring the many nearby attractions, from Launceston and the Tamar Valley to the gems of Tasmania's north-west.
Deloraine and the surrounding areas provide a strong feeling of community with that community spirit being at the heart of the town's values. It is these areas that provide a wonderful place to stay for the short term but for many, it is the long term, they are interested in. These areas provide a great place to raise a family or if the kids are all grown up, it is a great place to spend your now free time exploring and taking in a relaxed environment.