Sassafras & Wesley Vale
- River Park
- Raspberry Farm
- Sassafras & Wesley Vale
1/ The House of Anvers is on the A1 Bass Highway just beyond Latrobe. It was started by a Belgian who saw the potential for a high quality chocolate factory in Tasmania. The factory, shop and restaurant are located in this lovely, heritage house.
2/ The restaurant includes a lovely outside eating area and garden.
3/ The restaurant is stylishly decorated to match this heritage house.
4/ You can watch chocolate making from behind a glass screen.
5/ There is a display of all the different moulds used in making the chocolates.
6/ There is an outside tasting area, where you can sample the Anvers range.
1/ Gilbert Street 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.
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.
3/ This is another view of the Colonial style buildings on Gilbert Street.
4/ The Baptist Tabernacle is an attractive church.
5/ The library is another good example of Colonial, business style architecture.
6/ Further along Gilbert Street are these interesting Colonial style houses and shops.
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. The telephone number is (03) 6426 2599 or contact www.reliquaire.com
8/ The doll collection in Reliquaire was very large in scope and included both old and ethnic styles.
9/ This is the Colonial style Mackay hotel in Gilbert Street.
10/ The Lucas Hotel is another attractive Colonial style hotel.
11/ This cafe is in an attractive former Colonial office building.
12/ This shows a variety of Colonial style buildings on the western edge of Gilbert Street.
13/ Latrobe has many well preserved Victorian style cottages.
14/ This shows other pretty Victorian style cottages.
15/ The old Latrobe railway station is now an attractive modern style shopping precinct.
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.
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.
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
1/ On the western edge of Latrobe is attractive Atkinson Park, which takes advantage of the gentle Mersey River to form a lovely park.
2/ This modern sculpture commemorates the axemen who help establish Colonial Latrobe.
3/ Sherwood Hall built in 1848 is open for inspection and gives a good impression of Colonial life.
4/ This is a monument to an important local family.
5/ The park includes an attractive, Colonial style, band rotunda. Just to the left is a large picnic shelter and toilet, which make the park a great place for picnics.
6/ The gentle Mersey River is the major attraction of Atkinson's Park. To the right is Pig Island.
7/ The trees around the river give a feeling of deep, peacefulness ambience.
8/ This shows the foot bridge to the large walk on Pig Island.
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.
10/ In the Axeman's Hall of Fame you can see many interesting exhibits of the logging industry.
1/ The Raspberry Farm 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 located on the Bass Highway east of Latrobe.
2/ You can walk around the Lake to get a closer view of the vast area of covered tents, where the raspberries are grown.
3/ You can even do a walk through classic Tasmanian rural scenery from the Farm.
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 and see cheese being made.
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.
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.
3/ Behind the white church is this grave yard.
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.
5/ These historic graves were behind the brown church at Sassafras. They give the area a timeless feeling of serenity.
6/ This is the view across the crop lands of Sassafras to the south west. The mountain in the background is Mount Roland.
7/ This is the view to the north east of Sassafras.
8/ This modern wind mill towers over the Sassafras countryside. It provides power for a modern poultry farm.
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.
10/ At Northdown, which is just north of Wesley Vale is this lovely, historic church of St James. It was built in 1845. It also has a Sunday school and a graveyard.
11/ This is another view of the church at Northdown near Wesley Vale.
12/ The church at Northdown also has a Sunday school.