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Deloraine Tasmania

1/ Deloraine is a historic town in northern central Tasmania. At the entrance to Deloraine is the ancient "Mill", which is now a stylish restaurant.

Deloraine Tasmania

2/ Deloraine is divided by the Meander River. The main town is on the western side. On both sides of the river is a lovely park.

Deloraine Tasmania

3/ The Deloraine Hotel, built in 1848 greets you on the western side. It has lovely 19th Century style balconies and now has a stylish restaurant.

Deloraine Tasmania

4/ Emu Bay Road is the heart of the Deloraine CBD. The "emu" refers to an extinct species of miniature emu that once thrived in Tasmania.

Deloraine Tasmania

5/ The British Hotel marks the upper end of the Emu Bay Road and the Deloraine CBD. Behind the hotel you can see Mount Quamby Bluff, which is just south of Deloraine.

Deloraine Tasmania

6/ Malua is a famous race horse that came from around Deloraine.

Deloraine Tasmania

7/ Deloraine includes a variety of 19th Century architecture, like this gentry class home.

Deloraine Tasmania

8/ This lovely, old shop at the top of Emu Bay Road was built in 1863. It is now the Weare Gallery.

Deloraine Tasmania

9/ East Barrack Street has these interesting Georgian era houses. The barrack refers to the former garrison of Deloraine that was once stationed in this convict origin town.

Deloraine Tasmania

10/ Being the Anglican Church, St Mark's, naturally, dominates Deloraine. It is built in the classic, Gothic Revival style.

'Deloraine Tasmania

11/ The altar of St Mark's shows woodwork of the finest quality.

Deloraine Tasmania

12/ St Mark's has a cemetery which goes back to the very beginning of the settlement of Deloraine.

Deloraine Tasmania

13/ The view from this angle of the St Mark's Cemetery was all 19th Century.

Deloraine Tasmania

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

Deloraine Tasmania

15/ This Victorian era house on Highland Lakes Road is now an antique shop.

Deloraine Tasmania

16/ This is the lovely Tabernacle church near the picnic grounds of Deloraine.

deloraine Tasmania

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

Deloraine in flood 2016

18/ 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

19/ 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

20/ Just beyond Deloraine, on the road to Devonport, is the Elizabeth Town Cafe. This has an excellent selection of pastry foods and is a favorite stopping point.

 

Deloraine river park

1/ As you enter the river park you pass this memorial to the dead of many wars.

Deloraine river park

2/ Near the park entrance is this lovely, rotunda, where bands sometimes play in Deloraine.

Deloraine river park

3/ The northern edge of the River Park is marked by the old road bridge of Deloraine.

Deloraine river park

4/ A new foot bridge gives you great views in both directions of the river.

Deloraine river park

5/ Looking north from the foot bridge you can see the old railway bridge of Deloraine.

Deloraine river park

6/ Looking south from the foot bridge, you can see the rapids and the old water mill. This was being restored when I visited it in 2011.

Deloraine river park

7/ From the road bridge this view of the Deloraine River Park had a timeless English quality about it.

Deloraine river park

8/ Looking to the east of Deloraine you behold a plethora of old buildings including the spire of St Mark's.

Deloraine river park

9/ North of Deloraine the river becomes more narrow.

Deloraine river park

10/ The road bridge is surrounded by beautiful tall trees on all sides.

 

Deloraine craft fair

1/ The Deloraine Craft Fair is held every year in October. It attracts a huge number of artists and craft workers It is located in seven different locations spread around Deloraine. To make commuting between venues easy a free bus service is provided.

Deloraine craft fair

2/ Every venue has both a rest and an eating area.

Deloraine craft fair

3/ Alpaca breeding is increasing in Tasmania. These alpacas were on display to show off their fine quality wool. The alpaca tent had a wide variety of alpaca wares.

Deloraine craft fair

4/ Visitors were able to stroke the fine texture wool of the alpacas.

Deloraine craft fair

5/ The alpaca store showed off the huge range of products now made from alpacas.

Deloraine craft fair

6/ The ceramics stores had a very wide variety of high quality, ceramic goods on display.

Deloraine craft fair

7/ Natural medicines were also on display in some stores.

Deloraine craft fair

8/ There were many stores selling jewelry and other body adornments.

Deloraine Craft Fair

9/ There were also stores selling small fun statues.

Deloraine Craft Fair

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

Deloraine Craft Fair

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

Deloraine Craft Fair

12/ This store sold a huge variety of unusual, frig magnets.

Deloraine Craft Fair

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

Deloraine Craft Fair

14/ There were even professional painters selling their artworks.

Deloraine craft fair

15/ I was most impressed by the quilt displays like these very intricate flower pattern.

Deloraine craft fair

16/ The wallabies on this quilt looked almost lifelike.

Deloraine craft fair

17/ I was most impressed by how realistic these butterflies looked.

 

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

1/The beautiful Villarett Gardens are near Moltema, which is located north west of Deloraine and north west of Elizabeth Town. They are 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 looking up the front hill towards the entrance of the Villarett Gardens.

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

3/ This strange tree makes a powerful statement.

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

4/ It is interesting to try to count how shapes and colors green can come in.

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

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

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

6/ This topiary of the Villarett Gardens shows a great sense of c0lor and balance.

Villarett Gardens Tasmania

7/ A lovely pond with lily pads lies at the base of the hill 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 profusion of shapes and colors.

 

church at 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 shelter at Kimberley North West of Deloraine in northern central Tasmania

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

warm spring at 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 in flood 2016

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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