Deloraine is perfectly located midway between bustling Launceston and the seaport of Devonport. The Deloraine area has become a centre for artists and craftspeople, drawn by the lifestyle and inspired by the stunning scenery. Set against the backdrop of the Great Western Tiers, Deloraine is a pleasant town on the banks of the Meander River in north-eastern Tasmania. The town reflects its early history in its many colonial buildings while the surrounding area is used for mixed farming and dairying. In close proximity to Deloraine is Red Hills and Osmaston.
Westbury is an attractive town renowned for its English country character, unique Village Green and Town Common, hawthorn hedges, historic buildings, and friendly people. It is 30 minutes drive from Launceston and 45 minutes from Devonport. Laid out on a grand scale in 1828, Lt Governor Arthur believed Westbury would develop into the main gateway to Tasmania’s north-west. Westbury flourished during the glorious coaching era, and subsequently with the arrival of the Western railway in 1871. In close proximity to Westbury are the areas Birralee, Cluan, Exton and Hagley.
Set under the magnificent Quamby Bluff, Golden Valley amazes all with its stunning views and proximity to the township of Deloraine and surrounding areas. Minutes from the snow in winter and 40 minutes from the beach in summer, how can you go wrong. Areas that are in close proximity to Golden Valley include Liffey and Quamby Brook.
Elizabeth Town – set on the route from Devonport to Deloraine, featuring beautiful views of the Great Western Tiers, the famous Elizabeth Town Café bakery (etc), Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm, Ashgrove and green scenery. Close proximity to areas such as Railton, Dunorlan and Weegena.
Reedy Marsh – set on the outskirts of Deloraine, prepare yourself for the ultimate bush or farming lifestyle. One of the first rural areas settled in the Deloraine district. Mix of cattle and sheep farming. Reedy Marsh is also an area of forestry and native forest with a well balanced community that lives around the area.
MOLE CREEK AND CHUDLEIGH
Come alive in picture-book perfect Mole Creek and Chudleigh, nestled in the heart of a region of outstanding natural beauty - above ground and below. Natural wonders include the celebrated Mole Creek Caves, enjoyed by visitors for over 100 years, world-class national parks including the Walls of Jerusalem, walk trails to spectacular lookouts at Alum Cliffs and Devils Gullet, bush walks along tracks forged by hunters, trappers and loggers up the face of the Great Western Tiers and beyond. In close proximity is Caveside.
Meander is a small rural settlement set amongst some of Tasmania's most beautiful scenery. As you enter Meander from Stocker's Plains you are faced with the imposing rim of the Great Western Tiers - spectacular, especially in winter when the tops are covered in snow. Two imposing peaks dominate the Meander township - Quamby Bluff to the east, and Mother Cummings to the west. The Meander River flows through the middle of the town. In close proximity is Jackeys Marsh, Dairy Plains and Western Creek.
Take a step back in time as you wander through the historic village of Carrick with its impressive number of heritage listed buildings - remarkable for a township of its size. Great examples of this include St Andrews Church (1848), Balmoral (1851), The Old Watchhouse (1837), Carrick Inn (1833) and the Old Mill House (1867), where the picturesque Liffey River crosses the western end of the township.