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Westbury's village green gives the town an English air. Just west of Launceston, the town was surveyed in 1823 and laid out in 1828, the assumption being that it would be the main stop between Hobart and the north-west coast. Originally planned as a city, it never grew beyond the charming country town it is today.
Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre, 98–100 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine; (03) 6362 3471
Nearby national parks
Over 200 caves make up the Mole Creek karst system. The national park comprises a dozen separate blocks, creating a park almost as complex...more
Walls of Jerusalem, the fourth largest and the most remote national park in Tasmania, is a stunning landscape of huge rock faces, ancient...more
Ben Lomond National Park, enclosing the largest alpine plateau in the state, is a mountain environment with extensive and dramatic dolerite...more
Deloraine has become the artistic hub of northern Tasmania. Artists are inspired by the magnificent scenery, working farms and hedgerows,...more
Hadspen's best known resident, Thomas Reibey III, became premier of Tasmania after being fired as archdeacon of Launceston's Church...more
Longford was established when numerous settlers from Norfolk Island were given land grants in the area in 1813. Fittingly, the district...more
The village green Used for parades and fairs in the 1830s, the village green is still the focal point and fairground of Westbury – with one small difference: prisoners are no longer put in the stocks for all to see. King St.
White House This collection of buildings, enclosing a courtyard, was built in 1841. Later additions include a coach depot, a bakery and a flour mill. The house has an excellent collection of 17th- and 18th-century furniture and memorabilia, and a magnificent doll's house. The outbuildings house a toy museum as well as early bicycles, vintage cars and horse-drawn vehicles. The restored bakery serves refreshments. Open Sept–June; King St.
Pearn's Steam World: said to be the largest collection of working steam traction engines in Australia; Bass Hwy.
Westbury Maze and Tearoom: hedge maze composed of 3000 privet bushes; open Oct–June; Bass Hwy.
Culzean: historic home with beautifully maintained temperate-climate gardens; open Sept–May; William St.
Westbury Mineral and Tractor Shed: museum of vintage tractors and farm machinery featuring a scale-model tractor exhibition; Veterans Row.
Fishing: good trout fishing at Four Springs Creek (15
NE) and Brushy Lagoon (15 km NW).
Eco-friendly activities around town
Tamar Island 26 km
This important wetland habitat just 10 minutes from the heart of Launceston features a great bird-viewing hide, 3.2 kilometres of easy walking tracks and an interpretation centre.... Find out more
Trowunna Wildlife Park, Mole Creek 37 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
Cafes & restaurants around town
Andy’s Bakery Cafe
This cheerful, 24-hour roadside eatery seems much like any other until you take a closer look. Think bakery, cafe, provedore, gelataria and licensed restaurant, and you’d be closer to the mark. There are unexpected... Find out more
During the day every table in this pretty restaurant has garden views, and if the weather is kind there are tables outside on the terrace. At night the ambience is elegant and sophisticated, making this a very special... Find out more
Boag's (J.Boag & Son) 27 km
With several different owners over the past 100 years, J. Boag and Son typifies the sometimes turbulent history of Australian brewing and the minor miracle of surviving at all into the 21st century. Scotsman James Boag... Find out more
Campsites around town
Andy’s Motorhome and Caravan Park
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 18 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
Caravan parks around town
Deloraine Apex Caravan Park 16 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
Longford Riverside Caravan Park 25 km
This park, with good amenities, is located on the banks of the Macquarie River, only a few hundred metres from the centre of town. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more
Treasure Island Caravan Park 26 km
Launceston has just this one caravan park. It is about 2 km south of the city centre and is easily accessible from the freeway when approaching from the south. The park has good facilities and is a good base to use when... Find out more
Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town
In a glade of 100-year-old oaks and elms between the village green and town common, these high gabled cottages are exactly what you’d expect in this more-English-than-England village. Elm House is a real-life dolls... Find out more
Westbury has more than its fair share of heritage buildings and this 1833 two-storey coaching inn is one of the earliest. With a hint of French Provincial hotel about the portico and pretty shuttered windows,... Find out more
Westbury Gingerbread Cottages
These six cottages are near the centre of the village and all have been renovated with touches of period ambience, so the only decision you need to make is which time portal you’d like to enter to have one all to... Find out more
Rest areas around town
Perth park area 28 km
Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.
Parramatta Creek rest area 34 km
26km NW of Deloraine (L) or 17km SE of Latrobe (R)
Among shady trees on the banks of the creek.