Arcoona Heritage Guesthouse, Explore Australia Publishing

Population 2242

Deloraine has become the artistic hub of northern Tasmania. Artists are inspired by the magnificent scenery, working farms and hedgerows, and the Great Western Tiers nearby. Situated on the Meander River, Deloraine is Tasmania's largest inland town and a busy regional centre that has been classified by the National Trust as a town of historical significance.

Visitor Information

Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre, 98–100 Emu Bay Rd; (03) 6362 5280

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

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In Town

Yarns Artwork in Silk Created by more than 300 people and taking 10 000 hours to complete, Yarns is a 200 m reflection of the Great Western Tiers of Tasmania in 4 large panels. Accompanied by an audio presentation and sound and light effects, the Yarns presentation operates every half-hour. 98 Emu Bay Rd.

Jahadi Tours and Art Gallery Jahadi Indigenous Experience runs half- and full-day tours in and around Deloraine that take in the natural landscape and focus on Aboriginal sites such as caves, middens and rock shelters. Tours are organised for a maximum of 8 people to ensure a personal experience; bookings on (03) 6363 6172. The Jahadi Art Gallery exhibits artwork from local Indigenous artists; 900 Mole Creek Rd.

Folk Museum: showcases the life of a country publican with exhibition gallery, garden, dairy, blacksmith's shop and family history room; 98 Emu Bay Rd.

Galleries: sales and exhibits of local artwork from paintings to furniture. Venues include Gallery B on Emu Bay Rd, Artifakt on Emu Bay Rd, Artist's Garret on West Church St and Bowerbank Mill on the Bass Hwy.


Liffey Falls State Reserve Liffey Falls is surrounded by cool–temperate rainforest species of sassafras, myrtle and leatherwood. There is a 45 min return nature walk from the picnic area through lush tree ferns, taking in smaller falls along the way. Contact Parks & Wildlife Service on 1300 135 513; 29 km S.

Exton: tiny township full of antique shops and charming old cottages; 5 km E.

41 Degrees South Aquaculture: salmon farm, wetlands and ginseng nursery, with tastings and cafe; Montana Rd; 8 km W.

Ashgrove Farm Cheeses: sales and tastings of English-style cheeses; Elizabeth Town; 10 km NW.

Lobster Falls: 2 hr return walk from roadside through riverside forest with lookout and wide variety of local birdlife; 11 km W.

Quamby Bluff: solitary mountain behind town, with 6 hr return walking track to summit starting near Lake Hwy; 20 km S.

Meander Falls: stunning falls reached by 5–6 hr return trek for experienced walkers that also takes in the Tiers. Shorter walks are outlined at information booth in forest reserve carpark; 28 km S.

Fishing: excellent trout fishing in Meander River (north and south of town) and Mersey River (around 20 km E).

Scenic drive: through Central Highlands area via Golden Valley to Great Lake, one of the largest high-water lakes in Australia. Check road conditions with Parks & Wildlife Service; (03) 6259 8348.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Trowunna Wildlife Park, Mole Creek 21 km

One of the most respected and long-running wildlife parks in Tasmania, Trowunna is involved in conservation, education and rehabilitation. There is a wide range of wildlife on display, including devils, reptiles, quolls... Find out more

Platypus Encounters, Latrobe 38 km

Three brothers almost single-handedly turned an old quarry site into one of the most reliable places in the world to see wild platypus. In fact, the guided tours have never failed to encounter a platypus in Warrawee... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Christmas Hills 
Raspberry Farm Cafe

Everybody loves raspberries, and this busy eatery in a pretty rural spot overlooking a small lake is a shrine to these tangy little fruits. The motto here is ‘you can go straight to dessert’, and with menu... Find out more

etc (Elizabeth Town Bakery Cafe)

Opening at six in the morning this place is a favourite breakfast stop for early travellers between Devonport and Deloraine, with its warm welcoming atmosphere, lovely rural views and that unmistakable aroma of good... Find out more

Campsites around town

Andy’s Motorhome and Caravan Park 16 km

Behind Westbury’s 24 hr bakery cafe, this motorhome park is a convenient stopover 30 min from Launceston. Its great facilities include a laundry, dump point and wireless hotspot. While you’re here, check out... Find out more

Lower Liffey camping area 21 km

Liffey Falls is a series of beautiful waterfalls – all of which can be viewed from observation decks – cascading through dense myrtle rainforest on the edge of the Great Western Tiers. Access is via Lake Hwy... Find out more

Mole Creek Caravan Park 25 km

This riverside caravan park, just west of Mole Creek township, has plenty of attractions close by. There are Australia’s finest cave systems at Marakoopa and King Solomons Cave, as well as honey farms, a cheesery,... Find out more

Lake Mackenzie camping area (bush camping) 29 km

Camping at this remote hydro lake is only for the dedicated angler or bushwalker. Accessed via 21 km of unsealed – and occasionally snow-covered – winding road south of Mole Creek Karst National Park, it is... Find out more

O’Neills Creek Reserve camping area 37 km

Next to the creek and rodeo ground, this pretty forest reserve has places for vans for short stays (2 nights maximum), making it a perfect overnight stop on your way to Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park.... Find out more

Lake Parangana camping area (bush camping) 39 km

Peaceful, scenic camping sites are dispersed in the bush along the western shore of this long, skinny lake. It is a lovely spot to fish, swim and boat – or just relax. From Mole Creek take the Liena Rd to the... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Deloraine Apex Caravan Park 1 km

With good facilities, this park is about a oneand- a-half hour drive to Cradle Mountain and about half that to Great Lake. There are good bushwalks in the area. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Bonney’s Inn

Historical firsts are commonplace in this National Trust–listed town and the 1830 Bonneys Inn can boast two: it was the first inn to open in the town and today it is Deloraine’s oldest brick building. These... Find out more

Bowerbank Mill B&B

When you catch sight of Bowerbank Mill you won’t be the first person to reach for their camera – it’s the most photographed building in northern Tasmania. The whitewashed four-storey Georgian mill and... Find out more

Peppers Calstock

With an eye for beauty and symmetry, the gentleman farmer who built this place in 1837 created a timelessly elegant building, and its present role as a fine boutique hotel ensures it can be enjoyed in the manner it... Find out more

Three Willows Vineyard B&B

At Three Willows they pay special attention to the way things are done. With a nod to the slow food movement, this organic vineyard uses traditional skills to create handmade – and foot-stomped – wines. They... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Parramatta Creek rest area 24 km

26km NW of Deloraine (L) or 17km SE of Latrobe (R)

Among shady trees on the banks of the creek.

What's on around town

Market: showgrounds, Lake Hwy; 1st Sat each month plus 3rd Sat Feb–May.

Tasmanian Craft Fair: largest working craft fair in Australia; Nov.

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