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Deloraine
Midlands Region
Beautiful view of the Meander River
Deloraine
Midlands Region
Historic water wheel mill
Deloraine
Midlands Region
Historic "St Andrews Church"
Deloraine
Midlands Region
Historic 'Bowerbank Mill"
Deloraine
Midlands Region
Historic "British Hotel"
Deloraine
Midlands Region
Historic shop & house
Deloraine
Midlands Region
Historic "Deloraine Hotel"
Deloraine
Midlands Region
Historic 'Wearne Gallery"
Deloraine
Midlands Region

DELORAINE, Elizabeth Town, the Moltema Villarett Gardens & Kimberley

DELORAINE is an impressive, historic town with many heritage buildings and a lovely river park. It has many facilities and much accommodation. Deloraine hosts a major craft fair. It is also close to the Villaret Gardens. Deloraine is located in northern central Tasmania. It is relatively close to many other attractions in the Great Western Tier Mountains.

You are only 10 minutes from QUAMBY BLUFF and 20 minutes from LATROBE, the TROWUNNA Wild Life Park, MOLE CREEK, MEANDER FALLS, LIFFEY FALLS, CARRICK, WESTBURY, SHEFFIELD and the GREAT LAKE.

You are 60 minutes from DEVILS GULLET, DEVONPORT, LATROBE and LAUNCESTON.

Nearby places are described in the MIDLANDS REGION, QUAMBY BLUFF, WESTBURY, CARRICK, DEVONPORT, LATROBE, SHEFFIELD, MOLE CREEK, LIFFEY FALLS, MEANDER FALLS and GREAT LAKE pages.


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FACILITIES: There is a large shopping precinct at Deloraine. There is a cafe cum restaurant and a petrol pump at Elizabeth Town. There is accommodation at DELORAINE.

TOURIST general information is located at 98 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine. The telephone number is (03) 6362 3471 or the internet contact is www.greatwesterntiers.net.au

For PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS telephone (03) 6362 5280

For the CRAFT FAIR contact www.tascraftfair.com.au

SIGHTS: DELORAINE is both an interesting historic town, plus a city very well placed from which to tour the Tiers. They include the:

ROUTE: Deloraine is just south of the main A1 Bass Highway. It is about half way between LAUNCESTON and DEVONPORT.

Click to see the LARGER PHOTO GALLERY.

  • DELORAINE
  • River Park
  • Craft Fair
  • Villarett
  • Kimberley

 

Deloraine, Tasmania

1/ Deloraine is a historic town in central northern Tasmania. You enter Deloraine by crossing the Meander River Bridge, shown above. On both sides of the bridge is a beautiful park.

Deloraine, Tasmania

2/ You are then greeted by the grand, old, Deloraine Hotel.

Deloraine, Tasmania

3/ The heart of Deloraine is Emu Bay Road. The "emu" refers to an extinct species of small emu that once lived in northern Tasmania.

Deloraine, Tasmania

4/ This is the British Hotel of Deloraine, which is further up Emu Bay Road. The mountain in the distance on the left is Quamby Bluff.

Deloraine, Tasmania

5/ Deloraine was the home of the famous horse Malua.

Deloraine, Tasmania

6/ At the top end of Emu Bay Road, Deloraine is this interesting, old shop built in 1863. It is now the Weare Gallery and well worth a visit.

Deloraine, Tasmania

7/ This shows East Barrack Street on the eastern side of the Meander River. The "barrack" refers to the garrison that once was stationed in this convict, origin town.

Deloraine, Tasmania

8/ Dominating the eastern side of Deloraine, on a high hill, is St. Mark's Anglican Church.

Deloraine, Tasmania

9/ This view shows the impressive artwork surrounding the altar of St. Mark's, Deloraine.

Deloraine, Tasmania

10/ St. Mark's, Deloraine shows fine examples of Victorian era wood work in its ceiling and pews.

Deloraine, Tasmania

11/ This is the western view of St. Mark's, Deloraine.

Deloraine, Tasmania

12/ The Cemetery had an aura of timelessness about it. In this view everything you can see in Deloraine belongs to the 19th Century.

Deloraine, Tasmania

13/ Just beyond St. Mark's on Highland Lakes Road is this ancient house, which is now an antique store.

Deloraine, Tasmania

14/ Highland Lakes Road on the eastern side of the river is the main road to the Tier Mountains.

Deloraine Tasmania

15/ This photo shows the colorful, riverfront cottages on the outskirts of Deloraine.

Deloraine in flood 2016

16/ This photo shows the Meander River in flood in 2016. The water level had already fallen considerably from its peak, but you can see that the park on the left is still mostly flooded.

Deloraine in flood 2016

17/ This photo shows the old mill during the 2016 flood. It is easy to imagine a waterwheel on the right side of the building.

Deloraine, Tasmania

18/ This is the historic Elizabeth Town Cafe, which is just beyond Deloraine on the A1 Bass Highway to Devonport. It boasts a wide selection of savories. Just 6 kilometres west of Elizabeth Town, on the main Bass Highway, is the turn off to the Villarett Gardens.

 

Deloraine, Tasmania

1/The park at Deloraine is on the Meander River. Here you are greeted by this memorial to the dead of many wars.

Deloraine, Tasmania

2/ This rotunda, at the Deloraine river park, looks down on the Meander River.

Deloraine, Tasmania

3/ This is the road bridge taken form the eastern side of the Meander River. Deloraine is divided by this river.

Deloraine, Tasmania

4/ The old railway bridge on the Meander River is nearby.

Deloraine, Tasmania

5/ This is the foot bridge, which is located near the old water mill of Deloraine.

Deloraine, Tasmania

6/ This is the view of the rapids near the old water mill. In 2011 this mill was in the process of being restored. It will then be a major, historic attraction of Deloraine.

Deloraine, Tasmania

7/ From the road bridge looking south from Deloraine, you see this idyllic river vista. The European trees show that this scene could easily be in England.

Deloraine, Tasmania

8/ This is the view from the west side of the Meander River looking to the east of Deloraine. In the distance is the impressive spire of St. Mark's.

 

Deloraine Craft Fair, Tasmania

1/ The Deloraine Craft Fair is held in October and attracts a wide range of arts and crafts. The exhibits are spread over 7 different locations around Deloraine. Fortunately, a free bus service take you around to the different venues.

Deloraine Craft Fair, Tasmania

2/ The different venues of the Deloraine Craft Fair mostly provided patrons with a rest and a snack.

Deloraine Craft Fair, Tasmania

3/ These alpacas showed off the fine quality of their wool. Alpaca grazing is now becoming popular in Tasmania. Clothing was a major theme of the Deloraine Craft Fair.

Deloraine Craft Fair, Tasmania

4/ The alpaca pavilion showed the very wide range of products made with alpaca wool.

Deloraine Craft Fair, Tasmania

5/ This stand at the Deloraine Craft Fair was one of many that sold various types of body adornments.

Deloraine Craft Fair, Tasmania

6/ This stand showed an impressive display of high quality ceramic artworks made by local artists.

Deloraine Craft Fair, Tasmania

7/ This stand sold a variety of natural medicines. Health products were a major theme of the Deloraine Craft Fair.

Deloraine Craft Fair

8/ There were also stores selling small fun statues.

Deloraine Craft Fair

9/ The variety of beautiful, ceramic objects was very large.

Deloraine Craft Fair

10/ You could even buy exotic things like handmade lampshades.

Deloraine Craft Fair

11/ This store sold a huge variety of unusal, frig magnets.

Deloraine Craft Fair

12/ Some crafts actually displayed how they made their wares. I found this glassblowing show very interesting.

Deloraine Craft Fair

13/ There were even professional painters selling their artworks.

Deloraine Craft Fair, Tasmania

14/ This butterfly quilt was most impressive. It illustrates the skill showed by the artists at the Deloraine Craft Fair.

Deloraine Craft Fair, Tasmania

15/ These wallabies looked almost lifelike. There were many other beautiful quilts on display at the Deloraine Craft Fair.

 

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

1/The lovely Villarett Gardens are near Moltema, which is north west of Deloraine and west of Elizabeth Town. They are located on B13 the road to Railton. The telephone number is (03) 6368 and the Internet contact is www.villarett.com.au/ This photo shows the restaurant and entrance building.

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

2/ This photo shows the flood of color and shape you see on the front hill towards the entrance of the lovely, Villarett Gardens.

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

3/ The Villarett Gardens had a large variety of trees. This strange tree almost looks like a sculpture.

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

4/ It was interesting to try to count how many shapes and colors green can come in at the Villarett Gardens.

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

5/ The red sticks are a sculpture on the far hill side of the Villarett Gardens.

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

6/ The topiary of the Villarett Gardens showed a great sense of c0lor and balance.

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

7/ A lovely pond with lily pads lies at the centre of the Villarett Gardens.

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

8/ This is another sculpture on the far hill of the Villarett Gardens.

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

9/ This photo is looking towards the lovers sculpture of the Villarett Gardens.

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

10/ This path takes you back to the entrance of the Villarett Gardens, through a large profusion of lovely shapes and colors.

 

Kimberley North West of Deloraine in northern central Tasmania

1/ Kimberley is a settlement on B13 north west of Deloraine. It has this lovely old church.

picnic ground near Kimberley North West of Deloraine in northern central Tasmania

2/ Kimberley also has a lovely picnic ground near a warm spring.

warm spring near Kimberley North West of Deloraine in northern central Tasmania

3/ This is the warm spring at Kimberley. I was not able to find out anything about it.

Kimberley

4/ This image shows a flooded creek near Kimberley in 2016. It has turned a small creek into a lake. Kimberley was one of the settlements most effected by this flood.

 

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