Custom Search
North West Banner

ADVERTISING
ABOUT TASMANIA
CONTRIBUTORS
DISCLAIMER
EVENTS CALENDAR
CONTACT ME
LINKS
PRINTS COPIES
SITEMAP
WEBSITE NEWS
.
LIST-of-PLACES
ALUM CLIFF
ANSONS BAY
ARTHUR RIVER
AVOCA
BALFOUR TRACK
BANGOR
BARNBOUGLE
BAY of FIRES
BEACHFORD
BEACONSFIELD
BEAUTY POINT
BICHENO
BILLY QUINNS
BINALONG BAY
BLUE LAKE
BLUFF RIVER
BOTHWELL
BRACKNELL
BRANXHOLM
BRIDESTOWE
BRIDPORT
BRICKENDON
BRUNY ISLAND
BUCKLAND
BURNIE
CAMPANIA
CAMPBELL TOWN
CAPE GRIM
CAPE PILLAR
CAPE PORTLAND
CAPE RAOUL
CARR VILLA
CARR VILLA Res
CARRICK
CATARACT GORGE
CHASM FALLS
CHINAMANS PLAINS
CHUDLEIGH
CLARENDON
CLEVELAND
COCKLE CREEK
COLEBROOK
COLES BAY
CONARA
CORINNA
CORNWALL
CORRA LYN
CRADLE MOUNTAIN
CRESSY
CYGNET
DELORAINE
DERBY
DERWENT BRIDGE
DERWENT VALLEY
DEVILS GULLET
DEVIOT
DEVONPORT
DIP FALLS
DISMAL SWAMP
DONAGHYS HILL
DON RAILWAY
DOVER
DUNALLEY
EAGLEHAWK NECK
EAST SANDY Pt
EDDYSTONE LH
ELIZABETH TOWN
EMU VALLEY
ENTALLY
EUGENANA
EVANDALE
EVERCREECH
EXETER
EXTON
FALMOUTH
FEBRUARY PLAIN
FINGAL
FLINDERS ISLAND
FORTH
FRANKLIN NP
FRANKFORD
FRENCHMANS CAP
FREYCINET
GEEVESTON
GEORGE TOWN
GLADSTONE
GLENGARRY
GORDON River
GOULDS COUNTRY
GRAIL FALLS
GREAT LAKE
GREAT W.TIERS
GREENS BEACH
GRINDELWALD
GUIDE FALLS
GUNNS PLAINS
HAMILTON
HASTINGS
HAWLEY BEACH
HOBART City
HOBART Bellerive
HOBART North
HOBART South
HOLLYBANK
HUONVILLE
IDA BAY RAIL
ILLAWARRA
JERICHO
KAYDALE GARDEN
KEMPTON
KING ISLAND
KING SOLOMONS
LABYRINTH
LAKE ADA
LAKE AUGUSTA
LAKE BURBURY
LAKE CHAPTER
LAKE DOBSON
LAKE DULVERTON
LAKE GORDON
LAKE HANSON
LAKE LADY
LAKE MACKENZIE
LAKE MACKINTOSH
LAKE MARION
LAKE MYRTLE
LAKE NEWDEGATE
LAKE PEDDER
LAKE ROSEBERY
LAKE ROWALLAN
LAKE St CLAIR
LAKE WHITHAM
LAUNCESTON City
LAUN. Cataract
LAUN. Trevallyn
LATROBE
LAVENDER FARM
LEES PADDOCKS
LEFROY
LEGERWOOD
LEVEN CANYON
LIAWENEE
LIFFEY FALLS
LILYDALE FALLS
LISLE
LOBSTER FALLS
LONGFORD
MACQUARIE HAR.
MANGANA
MARAKOOPA CAVE
MARAWAH
MARIA ISLAND
MATHINNA FALLS
MAYDENA
MEADSTONE FALLS
MEANDER FALLS
MEETUS FALLS
MIENA
MOLE CREEK
MOINA
Mt ADAMSONS Pk
Mt AMOS
Mt ANNE
Mt ARTHUR
Mt BARN BLUFF
Mt BARROW
Mt BEN LOMOND
Mt BEN NEVIS
Mt BILLOP BLUFF
Mt BISCHOFF
Mt CAMPBELL
Mt CLAUDE
Mt DIRECTION
Mt DRYS BLUFF
Mt FIELD NP
Mt GOULD
Mt HARTZ NP
Mt HUGEL
Mt HUXLEY
Mt IRONSTONE
Mt JERUSALEM
Mt JUKES
Mt MILLERS Blf
Mt M.CUMMINGS
Mt NEEDLES
Mt NIBELUNGEN
Mt OWEN
Mt PEARSE
Mt PINDARS Pk
Mt PROJECTION
Mt QUAMBY BLUFF
Mt RITTERS CRAG
Mt ROLAND
Mt ROGOONA
Mt SADDLEBACK
Mt SEDGWICK
Mt SORRELL
Mt STEINS CRAG
Mt St VALENTINE
Mt TUMBLE TOR
Mt TURANNA Blf
Mt VICTORIA
Mt WALFORD
Mt WALLED Mtn
Mt WARNER SL
Mt WELLINGTON
Mt WEST TOWER
Mt WILLIAM NP
Mt WRIGHT
MUSSELROE
MYRTLE PARK
NABOWLA
NARAWNTAPU NP
NEW NORFOLK
NILE
NOTLEY FERN
NUNAMARA
OATLANDS
ORFORD
OUSE
PARADISE PLAINS
PATERSONIA
PELVERATA FALLS
PENGUIN
PENNY ROYAL
PERTH
PHILO.FALLS
PIEMAN RIVER
PIGSTY PONDS
PINE LAKE
POATINA
POIMENA
PONTVILLE
PORT ARTHUR
PRESTON FALLS
PYENGANA
QUEENSTOWN
RAILTON
RALPH FALLS
RICHMOND
RINADEENA FALLS
RINGAROOMA
ROCKY CAPE
ROSEBERY
ROSEVEARS
ROSS
ROSSARDEN
ROYAL GEORGE
RUSSELL FALLS
SALMON PONDS
SARAH ISLAND
SASSAFRAS
SAVAGE RIVER
SCAMANDER
SCOTTSDALE
SHEFFIELD
SHIPSTERN BLUFF
SMITHTON
SORELL
SOUTHPORT
SOUTH WEST NP
SPLIT ROCK FALLS
STANLEY
STEPPED HILLS
St COLUMBA FALLS
St HELENS
St MARYS
STORYS CREEK
STRAHAN
STRATHGORDON
STUMPYS BAY
STYX FOREST
SUPPLY RIVER
SWANSEA
TAHUNE AIRWALK
TAMAR ISLAND
TARANNA WLP
TARKINE DRIVE
TAROONA
TARRALEAH
TASMAN NP
TASMANIA ZOO
TOMAHAWK
TRIABUNNA
TROWUNNA WLP
TULLAH
TUNBRIDGE
TURNERS MARSH
ULVERSTONE
VILLARETT GARDENS
WADDAMANA
WALDHEIM
WARATAH
WATERHOUSE
WELDBOROUGH
WESTBURY
WEYMOUTH
WHYTE HILL
WIELANGTA
WILDERNESS Rail
WILMOT
WINEGLASS BAY
WINDERMERE
WINGS WLP
WINKLEIGH
WOOLMERS
WOOLNORTH
WURRAGARRA
WYNYARD
YORKTOWN
ZEEHAN

LATROBE ICON

Bridge at River Park
Latrobe
North West Region
Mersey River at River Park
Latrobe
North West Region
Historic store
Latrobe
North West Region
Reliquaire antiques emporium
Latrobe
North West Region
Historic "Mackay Hotel"
Latrobe
North West Region
Historic "Lucas Hotel"
Latrobe
North West Region
St Patricks rectory
Latrobe
North West Region
Historic "St Patricks Church"
Latrobe
North West Region
Old railway station redevelopment
Latrobe
North West Region

LATROBE & Sassafras & Wesley Vale

LATROBE is a pretty, historic town with many facilities and many historic buildings. These include RELIQUAIRE, which must be one of the largest antique stores in the world. There is also an AXEMAN'S museum, where you can see both historic displays and some captive platypuses. Adjacent to Latrobe are the ANVERS chocolate house, where you can taste lovely Belgian chocolate and the WARRAWEE Reserve, where you can see wild platypuses. Latrobe is situated in north west Tasmania. It is just south of Devonport.

Latrobe is a good place to stay, if you are intending on visiting attractions in the Great Western Tiers Mountains.

From Latrobe you are only 5 minutes from DEVONPORT and 10 minutes from SHEFFIELD and Railton.

You are only 45 minutes from ULVERSTONE, MOLE CREEK, DELORAINE, WESTBURY, LAUNCESTON and BURNIE.

Nearby places are described in the REGION TARKINE, DEVONPORT, SHEFFIELD, LEVEN CANYON, ULVERSTONE, MOLE CREEK, DELORAINE, WESTBURY, BURNIE, Mt ROLAND and LAUNCESTON pages.


View Region North West & Tarkine in a larger map

FACILITIES: There are shops, hotels, cafes and petrol stations at Latrobe. There is accommodation at LATROBE and at DEVONPORT.

TOURIST information is at River Road, Latrobe. The telephone is (03) 6421 4699 or contact www.latrobetasmania.com.au

For PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS telephone (03) 6267 4494

SIGHTS: Latrobe is a town that has preserved much of its 19th Century heritage and is a great place from which to explore the Great Western Tier Mountains. The attractions include the;

ROUTE: Latrobe is located just west of the A1 Bass Hwy just south of DEVONPORT.

You can also reach Latrobe from SHEFFIELD by driving a short distance North on B14.

You must turn north off the main A1 Bass Highway east of Latrobe to reach Sassafras.

You must turn north just east of Devonport to reach Wesley Vale.

Click to see the LARGER PHOTO GALLERY.

  • LATROBE
  • River Park
  • Anvers
  • Raspberry
  • Sassafras & Wesley Vale

 

Latrobe

1/ Latrobe is located just south of Devonport in central northern Tasmania. This photo shows Gilbert Street, which is the main street of Latrobe. It has a variety of Colonial style buildings, whose facades are well presented to make the town quite picturesque.

Latrobe

2/ This former Colonial office building is now one of a number of antique stores in Gilbert Street. Latrobe is a good places to buy antiques.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Gilbert street

3/ This is another view of the Colonial buildings on Gilbert Street, Latrobe.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Gilbert street

4/ The Baptist Tabernacle of Latrobe is an attractive, old church. I have noticed a number of similar tabernacles in old Tasmania.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Gilbert street

5/ The Latrobe library is another good example of Colonial, business style architecture.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Gilbert street

6/ A little further along Gilbert Street, Latrobe are these interesting Colonial style houses and shops.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Gilbert street Reliquaire

7/ Reliquaire is the largest antique store that I have ever visited. It includes both the double storey and the red shop that you can see in this photo. It is a major attraction of Latrobe. The telephone number is (03) 6426 2599 or contact www.reliquaire.com

Tasmania, Latrobe, Gilbert street reliquaire

8/ The doll collection in Reliquaire was very large in scope and included both old and ethnic styles of dolls. There was an enormous variety of antiques in Reliquaire.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Gilbert street hotel

9/ This is the Colonial style Mackay hotel. It is located in the main street of Latrobe.

Latrobe

10/ The Lucas Hotel is another, attractive Colonial style hotel of Latrobe.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Gilbert street

11/ This pretty cafe is in a former Colonial office building. It is located on the western edge of the Latrobe CBD.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Gilbert street

12/ This photo shows a variety of Colonial style buildings on the western edge of Gilbert Street in Latrobe.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Gilbert street

13/ Latrobe has many well preserved Victorian cottages.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Gilbert street

14/ This shows some of the other pretty Victorian style cottages of old Latrobe.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Gilbert street

15/ The old Latrobe railway station is now an attractive modern style shopping precinct.

St Patricks Church in Latrobe

16/ On the southern edge of the Latrobe shopping precinct is the lovely church of St Patricks. It is a very well preserved example of the Victorian era style of country church.

St Patricks Latrobe

17/ Next to St Patricks Church is this Victorian era building. I presume that it is a nunnery for the nearby school. Again it is great example of its kind.

Cherry Shed Latrobe

18/ One of the most popular places in Latrobe is the Cherry Shed. It is a great place to buy cherries, ice cream and a whole range of cherry products including even cherry liqueurs. It also has a good restaurant. It is located on the southern edge of Latrobe just off the A1 Midland Highway. The telephone number is (03) 6426 2411 or www.thecherryshed.com.au

 

Tasmania, Latrobe, River Park

1/ On the western edge of Latrobe is the lovely Atkinson Park. It is based around the gentle Mersey River. This area was once a river dock.

Tasmania, Latrobe, River Park

2/ Sherwood Hall was built in 1848 and is open for daily inspections. It gives a good impression of Colonial life. It is a major heritage asset of Latrobe.

Tasmania, Latrobe, River Park

3/ This modern sculpture commemorates the axemen who help establish Colonial Latrobe.

Tasmania, Latrobe, River Park

4/ This is a monument to an important local family.

Tasmania, Latrobe, River Park

5/ The park at Latrobe park has an attractive, Colonial style, band rotunda. Just to the left of it is a large picnic shelter and toilet. Together they make the park a great place for picnics.

Tasmania, Latrobe, River Park

6/ The gentle Mersey River is the major attraction of Atkinson Park, Latrobe. To the right is Pig Island.

Tasmania, Latrobe, River Park

7/ The trees around the Mersey River give you a feeling of deep, peacefulness ambience.

Tasmania, Latrobe, River Park

8/ This photo shows the foot bridge to Pig Island. This is part of Atkinson Park, Latrobe.

Latrobe

9/ Latrobe is a good place to see platypuses. You can see these in the Warrawee Reserve just south of Latrobe. This statue stands outside the Axeman's Hall of Fame in the River Park.

Latrobe

10/ In the Axeman's Hall of Fame you can see many interesting exhibits of the logging industry

 

Tasmania, Latrobe, Anvers Chocolates

1/ The House of Anvers is located in a large heritage property just North of Latrobe. It was started by a man from Belgium, who saw the potential for a high quality chocolate factory in Tasmania.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Anvers Chocolates

2/ Anvers has this attractive outside eating area.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Anvers Chocolates

3/ The restaurant of Anvers House is stylishly decorated in this old lounge. The house once belonged to a rich local of Latrobe.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Anvers Chocolates

4/ In the factory, from behind a glass,you can even watch the chocolates being made. Anvers is one of the major attractions of Latrobe.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Anvers Chocolates

5/ Near the viewing area is a display of all the different kinds of moulds used in making the chocolates. You can learn something of the art of chocolate making at Anvers in Latrobe.

Tasmania, Latrobe, Anvers Chocolates

6/ In the yard of Anvers is their tasting centre, where you can sample many of their wares.

 

Latrobe, Raspberry Farm

1/ The Raspberry Farm is on the road to Devonport in central northern Tasmania. It is a great place to stop and sample fresh raspberries and other fine cuisine. It has a lovely lake, an outdoor eating area and a play area for children. It is on the Bass Highway East of Latrobe.

Latrobe, Raspberry Farm

2/ You can walk around the Lake to get a closer view of the vast pavilions, where the raspberries are grown.

Latrobe, Raspberry Farm

3/ You can even do a walk through classic Tasmanian rural scenery near the Raspberry Farm.

Latrove ashgrove cheese factory

4/ Near the Raspberry Farm and also just off the Bass Highway is the Ashgrove Cheese Factory. Here you can sample a large variety of exotic cheeses.

 

Church at Sassafras near Latrobe Tasmania

1/ Sassafras is a locality just east of Latrobe north of the A1 Bass Highway. This is the lovely church at Sassafras that can be seen from the A1 Bass Highway.

at Sassafras Tasmania

2/ These are the other two historic churches at Sassafras. These two churches are just one kilometre north of the church shown above. The dark brown building to the right is an old store house.

at Sassafras Tasmania

3/ Behind the white church is this historic grave yard.

church at Sassafras Tasmania

4/ This is the church at Sassafras next to the white church. It was common in the 19th Century for rival religions to build their churches close together.

graves at Sassafras Tasmania

5/ These historic graves were behind the brown church at Sassafras. They give the area a timeless feeling.

view from Sassafras Tasmania

6/ This is the view across the crop lands of Sassafras to the south west. The mountain in the background is Mount Roland.

view from Sassafras Tasmania

7/ This is the view to the north east of Sassafras.

windmill near  Sassafras Tasmania

8/ This modern wind mill towers over the Sassafras countryside. It provides power for a modern poultry farm.

Roland seen from near Wesley Vale

9/ Just east of Devonport and north of Sassafras is the locality of Wesley Vale. It has very fertile farmland and great views of Mount Roland to the south.

church at Northdown near Devonport

10/ At Northdown, which is just north of Wesley Vale is this lovely, historic church of St James built in 1845. It also has a Sunday school and a graveyard.

church at Northdown near Wesely Vale

11/ This is another view of the church at Northdown near Wesley Vale.

sunday school at Northdown near Wesely Vale

12/ The church at Northdown also has a Sunday school.

 

TOP of PAGE

 

tas icon