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Located between Latrobe and Sheffield, Railton is known as the Town of Topiary with more than 100 imaginative topiary characters found in its main street. A walking guide to the topiaries is available from local shops.

Railton began its life as a rail head however the town was named after the daughter of a pioneering family, not the rail head as commonly thought. The wide main street in Railton shows the space that farmers needed to turn their bullock teams and drays used to haul local produce to the railway station.

In Railton you can sample some of Tasmania's best produce, wine, beer and cider. There's also a crafts gallery stocked with local handmade goods.

Local tips

  • Go fishing in nearby streams
  • Walk in Sykes Sanctuary, 40 acres of bushland with abundant birdlife, walking tracks and memorials to Norman Sykes, an eccentric conservationist who gave up city life to live close to nature at Railton.