Devonport & Cradle Valley Tasmania

This area is home to the Treasure Trail. There are charming towns, beaches, forests, farmland, friendly people and the World Heritage Area wilderness that is home to famous Cradle Mountain. It's also where the Bass Strait passenger ship, the Spirit of Australia docks, at Devonport.

Things To Do in Devonport & Cradle Valley

· In Devonport visit the Devonport Gallery and Arts Centre, the Maritime Museum or ride the Don River Railway.
· On the Latrobe Landcare walk you will be able to see families of platypus in the wild.
· Latrobe also has the recently opened Axeman's Hall of Fame and is a very pretty, well-preserved town.
· There's more wildlife and great beaches in Narawntapu National Park (19km east of Latrobe).
· The coast road between Ulverstone and Penguin has wonderful scenic views.
· Deloraine is another delightful town full of creativity and has the southern hemisphere's largest craft festival (November). There are also many restored Georgian and Victorian buildings and galleries and a remarkable community tapestry project, Yarns.
· There's plenty of trout in the highland lakes, rivers and streams. Tuition and guided tours are available in Deloraine.
· To sample local produce, drop in to Ashgrove Cheese at Elizabeth Town, Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm and Stephens honey farm at Mole Creek.
· There are National Trust properties at Hadspen (Entally House), Westbury (White House) and Deloraine (the Folk Museum).
· At Westbury there's a challenging hedge maze and a working display of machinery at Pearns Steam World.
· In the Mole Creek Karst National Park you can go underground on a guided tour through Marakoopa Cave to see glow worms or take a Wild Cave Tour.
· There are many native animals in the Trowunna Wildlife Park, Mole Creek.
· Visit Sheffield, the town of murals and perhaps stop for a picnic or barbeque at nearby Lake Barrington.
· Head to Cradle Mountain for a great short walk from Dove Lake or Waldheim.

Cradle Mountain National Park Cradle Mountain Lodge Devonport Lighthouse Devonport Coast