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Latrobe Anvers Chocolates

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.

Latrobe Anvers Chocolates

2/ The restaurant includes a lovely outside eating area and garden.

Latrobe Anvers Chocolates

3/ The restaurant is stylishly decorated to match this heritage house.

Latrobe Anvers Chocolates

4/ You can watch chocolate making from behind a glass screen.

Latrobe Anvers Chocolates

5/ There is a display of all the different moulds used in making the chocolates.

Latrobe Anvers Chocolates

6/ There is an outside tasting area, where you can sample the Anvers range.

 

Latrobe

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.

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.

Latrobe Tasmania

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

Latrobe Tasmania

4/ The Baptist Tabernacle is an attractive church.

Latrobe Tasmania

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

Latrobe Tasmania

6/ Further along Gilbert Street are these interesting Colonial style houses and shops.

Latrobe Tasmania

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

Latrobe Tasmania

8/ The doll collection in Reliquaire was very large in scope and included both old and ethnic styles.

Latrobe Tasmania

9/ This is the Colonial style Mackay hotel in Gilbert Street.

Latrobe

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

Latrobe Tasmania

11/ This cafe is in an attractive former Colonial office building.

Latrobe Tasmania

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

Latrobe Tasmania

13/ Latrobe has many well preserved Victorian style cottages.

Latrobe Tasmania

14/ This shows other pretty Victorian style cottages.

Latrobe Tasmania

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

St Patricks 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

 

Latrobe River Park

1/ On the western edge of Latrobe is attractive Atkinson Park, which takes advantage of the gentle Mersey River to form a lovely park.

Latrobe River Park

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

Latrobe River Park

3/ Sherwood Hall built in 1848 is open for inspection and gives a good impression of Colonial life.

Latrobe River Park

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

Latrobe River Park

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.

Latrobe River Park

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

Latrobe River Park

7/ The trees around the river give a feeling of deep, peacefulness ambience.

Latrobe River Park

8/ This shows the foot bridge to the large walk on Pig Island.

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.

 

Latrobe, Raspberry Farm

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.

Latrobe, Raspberry Farm

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

Latrobe, Raspberry Farm

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

ashgrove chees 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 and see cheese being made.

 

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.

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.

Sassafras Tasmania

3/ Behind the white church is this 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 of serenity.

farm at 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.

farm at Sassafras Tasmania

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

wind mill at Sassafras Tasmania

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

Mount Roland seen from 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 Wesley Vale

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.

Church at Northdown near Wesley Vale

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

Church at Northdown near Wesley Vale

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

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