The innovative Great Western Tiers Sculpture Trail emerged in Deloraine in 2002 as a celebration of the region's natural beauty and cultural diversity. You can follow the Sculpture Trail through the streets of Deloraine and along the banks of the Meander River to sites including Marakoopa Cave, King Solomons Cave, Alum Cliffs, Devils Gullet and Mole Creek. You'll see dozens of diverse creations by gifted Tasmanian artists, each combining with the landscape to make a profound and moving statement about the essence of this beautiful region.
Mole Creek Caves
The Mole Creek Caves are located in the Mole Creek Karst National Park, in the central north of Tasmania about 40 minutes' drive west of Deloraine. There are two caves open to the public with tours operating every day of the year excluding Christmas day.
If you plan to visit both Marakoopa and Kings Solomon's Caves, remember that it will take about 15 minutes to drive between the two. Only cave entry fees apply at Mole Creek Caves, however National Park entry fees do apply to other areas of the Mole Creek Karst National Park.
Great Western Tiers
Great Western Tiers Forest Walks offers short guided day walks on the Great Western Tiers through Tasmania’s magnificent old growth forests and alpine wilderness. On a short walk you will experience majestic eucalypts, mythic rainforests, unique wildlife and the spectacular landscapes of the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. There are walks for all ages, abilities and levels of interest with local guides who enjoy sharing their love and knowledge of Tasmania’s natural environment.
The spectacular World Heritage Area was ranked in No 32 in Lonely Planet’s World Ultimate Travel List in 2015, ahead of Uluru, Kakadu and the Sydney Opera House. You’re guaranteed to see wildlife such as wombats, pademelons and currawongs, echidnas and quolls in the serenity of silent isolation amid ancient alpine trees. But Cradle Mountain is not just a place to get away from it, it’s a place to get into it – where you can leap off waterfalls, kayak to isolated myrtle forest, ride a horse through alpine wilderness, or walk for a while … or for days. You can visit a Tassie Devil wildlife sanctuary, take a scenic helicopter ride or see award-winning art galleries.
Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Café, at Elizabeth Town, is a 15-minute drive from Elvenhome. The Cafe is just off the Bass Highway on the road to Cradle Mountain and a member of the new and exciting Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.
Whether its a three course meal, glass of Tasmanian wine, a quick cafe meal or takeaway homemade raspberry icecream, the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe's talented chefs use the freshest local ingredients and stands by its tag line 'the way life should taste'. In winter, sit by the fire overlooking the beautiful lakeside setting or sit in the garden room which opens up in summer to encourage alfresco dining.
Discover the tastes, flavours and textures of honey at The Honey Farm in Chudleigh, Tasmania. Nestled under the Great Western Tiers mountain range, the vibrant cartoon bees adorning the building are difficult to miss.
Inside you will be taken on a journey of discovery into the amazing world of the honeybee. There are over 50 different honeys to taste, from single origin honeys, such as Tasmanian Leatherwood, to indulgent gourmet delights like the rich Honey Chocolate Paste.
Explore the secrets of the hive with audio-visual and interactive displays. A feature is the glass beehive. Watch the bees busily producing honey, try to spot the queen bee and maybe even watch a newly born bee hatching from its cell- all from behind the safety of glass.
Liffey Falls State Reserve is located within cool temperate rainforest on the slopes of the Great Western Tiers and is part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area.
For thousands of years, the area was a meeting place for the Big River, North and North Midlands Aboriginal people. Sandstone overhangs provided shelter, and local stone was used for tool manufacture.
The area's geological history is also revealed in the river itself, where water has exposed the sandstone steps of Liffey Falls. Look out for tiny marine fossils among the river stones.
Tasmazia, a maze complex, model village, Cafeteria and Gift Shop in Promised Land, north-west Tasmania. Promised Land is situated 15 km south-west of Sheffield and 40 km south-west of Devonport. Tasmazia has a total of eight mazes.
You can lose yourself in the Great Maze (one of the world's largest botanical mazes), the Hampton Court Maze, the Yellow Brick Road Maze, the Hexagonal Maze, the Cage, the Irish maze and the Confusion Maze and test your co-ordination on the Balance Maze. Explore the Village of Lower Crackpot, a fanciful artwork in the form of a small-scale village
Sheffield, in the foothills of majestic Mount Roland, is a friendly rural town where history and art merge to create an entire town of murals.
Once a centre for industry, the town has reinvented itself as an arts community. The famous Sheffield murals trace the history of the area and feature Cradle Mountain pioneer Gustav Weindorfer, Tasmanian Tigers, and pictorial representations of characters and stories of the past.
Mural Park is home to the annual Mural Fest painting competition, with nine artists participating in a paint-off over six and a half days. With more than 140 murals, Sheffield is Tasmania's own outdoor art gallery.