Great Western Tiers
The Great Western Tiers is a place of diverse beauty with spectacular natural features, history and heritage and amazing geological features.
Duration: 1 to 2 days
Launceston - Deloraine
- Depart Launceston for Deloraine
- On the way, visit the historic towns of Carrick, Hadspen and Hagley.
- At Hadspen, wander through Entally House, one of Tasmania's oldest National Trust properties.
- Travel through Hagley and on to Westbury, renowned for its English country character and variety of wonderful colonial architecture.
- Opposite the 'White House' in Westbury is the town's original Village Green, complete with maypole and stocks.
- Visit Pearn's Steam World and the Vintage Tractor Museum with its extensive array of vintage machinery.
- Enjoy Liffey Falls, near Westbury, a series of picturesque waterfalls in a beautiful rainforest setting with easy walking tracks and good picnic facilities.
- From Liffey Falls, travel on to Deloraine or return to Westbury.
- Deloraine is a classified historic town on the pretty Meander River in the foothills of the Great Western Tiers. The town is well known for its Tasmanian crafts, artwork and quality designs in fabric, glass, stoneware and jewellery, all available at local galleries.
- Deloraine also hosts Australia's largest working craft fair in late October-early November each year. (Book well in advance if you intend to stay in the vicinity during the fair.)
- Look out for the sculpture that marks the start of the Great Western Tiers Sculpture Trail, comprising 15 unique artworks in Deloraine, Mole Creek and the surrounding areas.
- As an afternoon treat, sample raspberries and cheeses at the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm and Ashgrove Cheese on the main highway via Elizabeth Town.
- There are various accommodation options in Deloraine, Westbury, Mole Creek and the surrounding areas, as well as restaurants, cafes and hotels.