Port of Spirit of Tasmania
From the city of Devonport, port of the Spirit of Tasmania, to the rugged country towards Cradle Mountain, this is a region of interest and variety - charming towns and historic buildings, beaches, forests and craggy peaks, fine flavours, fertile farmland and friendly people.
Visit the Great Western Tiers, known to the Aboriginal people as Kooparoona Niara .a timeless landscape of mountains and valleys, forest and open plains. Beneath the surface are extensive limestone caves in the Mole Creek Karst National Park.
Deloraine craft fair
This is a creative region - Deloraine holds the southern hemisphere's largest working craft fair. In Westbury, Deloraine and Latrobe there are well-preserved reminders of earlier days. In the antique shops you can search out treasures - the glow of cedar, the patterning of birds-eye Huon pine or the shine of silver.
Axeman's Hall of Fame
Latrobe's Axeman's Hall of Fame and Timberworks, celebrates the timber industry heritage, while on the land, farms harvest the bounty of rich soils. This is a land of milk and honey .and of sweet berries and fresh vegetables, grass-fed beef and superb farm cheeses.
Inland, Mt Roland overlooks fertile pastures around Sheffield, the town of murals. Nearby is the international rowing course at Lake Barrington.
Now the road winds into the wilderness. From Dove Lake, the craggy profile of Cradle Mountain beckons. Returning to the coast, roads pass through Wilmot's dairy country and croplands towards the Leven Canyon and Gunns Plains Caves. On Bass Strait's shores, there's a bright welcome in Ulverstone and Penguin.
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