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Great Western Tiers

Village Life & Wilderness in Northern Tasmania

www.greatwesterntiers.net.au

holiday guide 2011–12


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The Great Western Tiers

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From city to wilderness

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Touring

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Things to see and do

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Walks and nature trails

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GUIDE MAP

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Cycle trails

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Food and wine

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Where to stay

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Lifestyle

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Useful information

Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre 2

Let us help you discover the magic of the valley, rivers and mountains or maybe you’re more interested in the cafes and galleries, we know all the secrets. Call in and chat to our friendly, local staff and volunteers for information about touring, attractions and accommodation. 100 Emu Bay Road Deloraine P 03 6362 5280  F 03 6362 4377 www.greatwesterntiers.net.au info@greatwesterntiers.net.au

OPEN 7 DAYS

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Welcome… to the Great Western Tiers

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Great Western Tiers

Ever-constant but everchanging – a backdrop magically transformed with each passing season, at the whim and mood of the weather, at each hour of every day from sunrise till sundown – the rugged escarpment of the Great Western Tiers majestically dominates and defines the landscape to the south and gives its name to this popular touring region. In the shadow of the Tiers, from the fringes of Launceston city at Prospect Vale in the east to the pristine wilderness of Mole Creek and beyond in the west, embark on an enthralling journey of discovery spanning centuries of history and myriad enchanting experiences.

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The Aboriginal people have always known the Tiers as Kooparoona Niara, meaning Mountains of the Spirits, reflecting the nostalgic aura of an area which was the meeting place of three Aboriginal nations more than 10,000 years ago. Later came European settlers, spreading westwards from Launceston, struggling to tame the land in these fertile valleys and plains to feed a growing population and bringing their own heritage to this strange country to shape an enduring English landscape which delights visitors today. Outgrowing its stark beginnings as a penal colony, Tasmania’s move

towards free settlement began right here, in this enchanting valley. Listen to the stories and wonder at the vision as well as the fortitude of those early pioneers. In the Great Western Tiers you will experience a true microcosm of the island’s history and heritage, its wild scenery and wildlife, its tumbling waterfalls, lush rainforest and spellbinding caves. This is Tasmania as you’ve always imagined it.

Immerse yourself, feel it, breathe it – it’s all around you.

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City excitement – Prospect Vale and Hadspen

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Prospect Vale today is an urban population hub in outer western Launceston. A dynamic centre within easy reach of the city, Prospect Vale is home to Country Club Tasmania, nightlife capital of the region. From Prospect Vale, leave the highway and its traffic behind you and follow the Great Western Tiers Touring Route signs as you head west on Meander Valley Road – a leisurely, meandering byway that leads you on a journey of discovery through the valley’s historic towns and scenic wonders. First town along your path is Hadspen, growing rapidly as a satellite suburb of Launceston, but home to some splendid colonial buildings, notably Entally House which is open to visitors daily.

Living history – Carrick, Bracknell, Hagley and Westbury The road next brings you to Carrick, where the picturesque Liffey River flows through the western

end of town. Known in the early days as Lyttleton, Carrick was an important stopping point for coaches and its many historic buildings are in use to this day. From Carrick, you can follow the signed route via Bracknell to Liffey Falls. Originally established to service the needs of the forestry industry, Bracknell now serves as the centre of a thriving farming community, set in a beautiful rural landscape. Staying on Meander Valley Road, after Carrick you’ll find the peaceful township of Hagley, most notable visually for the towering steeple of St Mary’s Church. Built by Sir Richard Dry, the Tasmanian-born Premier who ended transportation, St Mary’s is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Australia. Westbury is your next port of call, a town with a rich colonial past. Wander the unique village green, flanked by heritage buildings; imagine yourself back in the 1850s surrounded by soldiers, convicts and citizens – in fact, four times as many residents as today – half of whom spoke Gaelic! The village of Westbury has been described as ‘more English than England’, reflecting the desire of those early settlers to impose a familiarity on this foreign land.

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From city to wilderness

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Fine art, fine food and forest splendour – Deloraine, Elizabeth Town and Meander

Onwards – to Cradle Mountain and the wilderness – via Chudleigh and Mole Creek

Famous for hosting Australia’s largest working craft fair each November, Deloraine is home to a growing number of artists and craftspeople who draw inspiration from the magnificent scenery all around. Their creative passion is exemplified in the inspiring Yarns Artwork in Silk wall hangings, on display at the Visitor Centre in Deloraine. Take a stroll around the town and along the banks of the gently flowing Meander River, enjoy the creations along the sculpture trail – some bold, some quirky, some beautiful. When you find the lifesized statue of the great racehorse, Malua, you have arrived at the Visitor Centre; make sure you call in for a chat with a local and learn about things to see and do around the area. Heading north from Deloraine, the Bass Highway will take you to Elizabeth Town, the centre of a renowned gourmet trail, or to the coast at Devonport. Or go south and enjoy a short, scenic drive to the quaint little town of Meander and, beyond, to Huntsman Lake and Meander Forest Reserve.

Continuing west from Deloraine, you’ll arrive at Chudleigh, Tasmania’s Village of Roses. As you’ll discover when you descend from hillside, to grassy plain and on into the village, it’s truly reminiscent of its Devonshire namesake. From Chudleigh, your road winds along a breathtakingly beautiful valley between the Great Western Tiers and the Gog Range to Mole Creek, where Mt Roland rises starkly in front of you. Wonderfully picturesque above ground, below there is a whole other world of beauty. Mole Creek’s famous caves have been a drawcard for generations of visitors and today’s show caves – Marakoopa Cave and King Solomons Cave – are a highlight not to be missed. Mole Creek – where Tasmanian Tigers roamed (and, according to some locals, still do) is the hub of an area of unspoiled natural beauty, a mecca for both serious hikers and casual bushwalkers seeking a wilderness experience and sensational views.

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From city to wilderness

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Touring Your ideal base for touring northern Tasmania – city to Cradle, coast to wilderness Did you know that Deloraine is only 40 minutes from Launceston Airport and Devonport’s Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal?

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Did you know, too, that you can get to Cradle Mountain direct from Mole Creek via a spectacularly scenic route? Don’t miss our hidden secrets – re-programme that GPS to show minor roads, because you surely didn’t come to Tasmania to drive exclusively on its highways! For a relaxing short break – or a serious holiday – the Great Western Tiers region is readily accessible and centrally located. As well as the treasure trove of attractions in the immediate surrounds, you can easily explore Launceston and the Tamar Valley, the central north coast, the World Heritage Area of the Central Plateau and, of course, Cradle Mountain – from your comfortable base right here – in the heart of northern Tasmania.

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CHUDLEIGH

WESTBURY

R & O Loone & Westbus Bus Charter Services 63 Sorell Street Chudleigh P 03 6363 6190 bob@loone.id.au 63 Meander Valley Road Westbury P 03 6393 1830 jan@westbus.net.au Phoenix Coaches Devonport P 03 6424 9112 www.westbus.net.au

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Reliable and friendly family business services. Transport available from one to 60 plus persons. Airport, walks pick-up and drop-off, personalised tours.

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Things to see and do 4

18 holes, 5 restaurants 4 bars... one stop. Prospect, Launceston

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Phone 6335 5777

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E n ta l ly E s tat E Home of historic Entally House one of tasmania’s heritage treasures

Open daily from 10am-4pm

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Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

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Be amazed by awe-inspiring artistry and creativity, be overwhelmed by nature’s wondrous bounty, be entertained by pursuits simple or sophisticated, be a part of our living, breathing history – be yourself in the Great Western Tiers! Bring your golf clubs, your hiking boots, your fishing rod, your love of a good tale of days gone by, your eye for beauty – and, of course, your camera. They’ll all get a good workout here! Discover for yourself magical experiences that make your heart sing, your spirit soar, take you to places beyond your wildest imaginings.Discover the attractions – and the secrets – of the Great Western Tiers.

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WESTBURY

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John Temple Gallery Wilderness & Landscape Photography

103 Meander Valley Road Westbury P 03 6393 1666 www.johntemplegallery.com.au

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Pearn’s Steam World the southern hemisphere. Machinery is regularly steamed up and operated with the annual Steam Up on the long weekend at the beginning of November each year. Pearn’s Steam World is open every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

P 03 6393 1414 65 Meander Valley Highway Westbury www.pearnssteamworld.org.au

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• Free Honey Tasting • Over 50 different honey varieties including: nut honey chocolate honey fruit honey spiced honey varietal honey medicinal honey • Honey skin care • Pure beeswax candles • Honey ice cream • Honeybee gifts and toys

tasmanian visit us online: www.melitahoneyfarm.com.au

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Seppenfelts

Emporium & Gifts

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Join us

We may make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

on a journey through time

We support ethical trading. “It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger.” Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Mole Creek Caves

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Experience the sights, sounds, smells and nostalgia of a bygone era at Pearn’s Steam World. Pearn’s Steam World has one of the largest collections of traction engines, veteran tractors, stationary engines and agricultural machinery in

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Call today for tour times, phone 6363 5182 www.parks.tas.gov.au

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The beauty and bounty of the wild country all around is there to be enjoyed by the young and not-so-young, the fit and fearless and the not-so-intrepid explorer. Here are three easy, short walks that will transport you into natural, unspoiled environments – from rainforest to native forest to alpine moorland – with spectacular views.

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Liffey Falls

Devils Gullet

There are two walking tracks through beautiful rainforest to Liffey Falls – part of Tasmania’s World Heritage area. A 45 minute return walk from the top car park offers developed picnic facilities and a shorter, higher grade walking track. The alternative track from the lower car park offers minimal facilities and a longer and less developed walking track. You can get to Liffey Falls via Bracknell or via Deloraine and Lake Highway – just follow the signs.

A short alpine walk (about 30 minutes return) to a stunning lookout platform overhanging a sheer cliff face, with views to Mount Ossa, Cradle Mountain and other landmarks across the huge chasm of the Fisher River valley. This is a simply awesome experience on a windy day, when the dolerite cliffs channel south westerly winds up into the gullet.

Alum Cliffs–Tulampanga An enchanting short walk (about 40 minutes return) takes you to a forest lookout perched high above the boulder-strewn Mersey River as it flows along the valley through the Alum Cliffs Gorge. Tulampanga, or Alum Cliffs, was a place of enormous social and spiritual significance to Aborigines because of the ochre to be found in that area of the Gog Range. Many tribes travelled to Tulampanga to obtain this highly prized material and for them this was a sacred celebration place.

Walls of Jerusalem, and more Longer walks, many suitable for experienced and well-prepared bushwalkers only – so please check first – include the fabled Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Meander Forest Reserve, Quamby Bluff and a number of tracks which take you up the face of the Tiers to the World Heritage Area of the Central Plateau. Call in at the Visitor Centre in Deloraine for more information about these and a whole range of other walks.

Guided Walks

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Join an expert for a guided walk in the forests of the Great Western Tiers. • Rain Forest Walk 2-3 hours $55p/p

• Wild Forest Walk 4-5 hours $100p/p (incl lunch) • Bird Tours and World Heritage Walk by arrangement.

Departure 10.30 am unless otherwise arranged. Bookings 24 hours in advance required.

An enjoyable way to spend a day as well as getting the inside information on the evolutionary history and ecology of Tasmania’s world famous old growth forests.

Forest Walks Lodge

669 Jackeys Marsh Rd, Jackeys Marsh phone: 03 63695150 web: www.forestwalkslodge.com email: forestwalkslodge@me.com forestwalkslodge-ad18072011.indd 1

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Walks and nature trails

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Cycle trails The Great Caves Ride

For even more enjoyment, you can download a series of inspiring podcasts from our website, bringing the region to life. Cycle trail maps are available at the Visitor Centre in Deloraine. Each ride is around 70 km in length, taking in most of the townships and attractions of the Great Western Tiers. You will find accommodation, cafés, restaurants and camping grounds available throughout your journey. Set your own pace and take the time to experience the sights, tastes, smells and stories of this breathtaking region. Your memories will be unforgettable.

The Great Country Ride A flat ride through scenic countryside and historic townships, the Great Country Ride explores the district’s English-style countryside. Along the way you will discover the traditional farming practices that characterise this area and some of the best evidence of our colonial heritage.

The Great Gourmet Ride An easy ride through lush pastures and valleys to the west of Deloraine – an area that is home to some of Australia’s leading gourmet producers. In contrast to the Great Country Ride, this tour offers a glimpse of some of the region’s more innovative farming practices and provides plenty of opportunities to stop and sample delicious gourmet produce along the way.

The Great World Heritage Ride The Great World Heritage Ride extends south from Deloraine, providing amazing views of the Great Western Tiers as you approach the edge of Tasmania’s famous World Heritage Area. As you journey south towards Liffey Falls, the ride becomes more challenging. Cyclists should take careful note of the safety information contained in maps and podcasts and be aware that the final stretch, on the approach to Liffey Falls, is suitable for hybrid and mountain bikes only.

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Touring cyclists have long enjoyed the safe, low-traffic country roads that run the length of the region and four cycling trails have been developed along these roads.

This ride can be taken as either a one or two day tour and will take you through an area that is home to some of the most famous caves in Australia. Make time to stop at the many attractions this area has to offer, including Trowunna Wildlife Park, spectacular Alum Cliffs, and the spellbinding King Solomons and Marakoopa Caves.

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Sparkling clean air, rich fertile land, pristine rivers – essential ingredients needed to produce the finest quality food and wine – this bountiful region has them all!

World-class produce – taste it, feast on it, buy some to take home with you – from producers right here in the Great Western Tiers. Taste test your way along the gourmet trail centred around Deloraine, Chudleigh and Elizabeth Town. And, throughout the Great Western Tiers, indulge in fine dining or enjoy simple country fare, created from the fruits of this good earth, in a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, coffee shops and bakeries.

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Is one of the largest private collections of petrol memorabilia in Tasmania. 50s style booth seating & tables. Rock ‘n’ Roll music and a jukebox at 20c per song, overlooking an English box hedge garden. Hot dogs, burgers, milk shakes, spiders, banana splits and so much more. Also available for functions.

Cruzin in the 50s Diner 2 Railway Street Deloraine P 03 6362 2978 

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DeloraineHotel

• Alfresco dining and Amanti coffee • Gaming, Tote and Betasport facilities • Accommodation • Meeting room hire • Bottle shop

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Devonport 1

LAUNCESTON

Deloraine

Emu Bay Road, Deloraine Ph:6362 2022 www.delorainehotel.com.au


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EXPERIENCE THE CREAM OF TASMANIAN FINE FOOD

Chocolate Café with atmosphere, friendly service, good food, fine coffee and an extensive range of Tasmanian food, gifts and gourmet treasures 36 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine 7304 Ph (03) 6362 2127

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Wholesome House

DELORAINE Natural wines – handmade, using time-honoured, traditional methods. Tastings and cellar door sales Open most days 11–5

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Indulge in delicious ETC pies, pastries, gourmet cakes, crusty bread and freshly ground coffee. 25 minutes from the “Spirit” Open daily for breakfast from 6am Licensed

3 meeting rooms Gluten free products available New menu includes gourmet burgers & hot chips 5783 Bass Highway P 03 6368 1350 www.etcbakery.com eat@etcbakery.com

Café menu featuring milk drinks, ice cream and cheese. Free entry to cheese making viewing areas, cheese tasting. Retail sales offering wide selection of Tasmanian gourmet food and wine.

Open daily 7am – 7pm 9025 Bass Hwy, Latrobe Phone 03 6426 2958

THE WAY LIFE SHOULD TASTE! All day café menu catering for all raspberry cravings, country style breakfasts. Log fire in winter. Free entry to lakeside walk. Retail sales.

Open daily 7.30am – 6pm

Open daily 7am – 5pm

6173 Bass Hwy, Elizabeth Town Phone 03 6368 1105

Bass Hwy, Elizabeth Town Phone 03 6362 2186

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ASHGROVE CHEESE

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CHUDLEIGH

MOLE CREEK CAFÉ Lovely Food, Coffee, Wine & Gifts

100 Pioneer Drive, Mole Creek www.molecreekgh.com.au Phone 6363 1399

RASPBERRY FARM

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Bass Highway (A1) Elizabeth Town

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Home of the famous Chudleigh Burger, delicious home made pies and cakes, and the best chips in the Valley! Chudleigh General Takeaway, eat in Store Open daily our dining area or al fresco in our beautiful garden 60 Sorrell Street Chudleigh P 03 6363 6138 setting.

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Elizabeth Town Bakery Café

All day café menu featuring local produce & chocolate. Free entry to museum, viewing area, garden walk and tasting centre. Retail sales centre.

HOUSE OF ANVERS

Three Willows Vineyard

ELIZABETH TOWN

PREMIUM FARM FRESH DAIRY PRODUCTS

CHRISTMAS HILLS RASPBERRY FARM CAFE

www.ashgrovecheese.com.au

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A REAL CHOCOLATE SENSATION

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Grocery shopping how it ought to be! Whole foods, household • Vitamin & mineral and personal, including: supplements • Raw honeys • LaVera, Natural Instincts • Healthy snacks (new range) Alchemy & Akin • Beans & lentils • Prepacked and Loose, Organic • Teas & beverages and conventional fresh • Dried fruits & nuts produce and dairy • Huge gluten-free range 66 Emu Bay Rd Deloraine • Breakfast cereals & P 03 6362 3551 muesliis

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MOLE CREEK

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Enjoy delicious country-style meals in the dining room, chat with the locals in the bar about Tassie Tiger Mole Creek Hotel sightings, stay in & Tassie Tiger Bar our comfortable accommodation. 90 Pioneer Drive Mole Creek P 03 6363 1102 www.molecreekhotel.com

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MOLE CREEK Just moments from Mole Creek’s famous Marakoopa Cave. Relax in a beautiful garden setting, taking in spectacular mountain views.

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Marakoopa Garden Café 186 Mayberry Road Mayberry P 03 6363 5033

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Cheese

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Includes restaurant, quiet old English bar and parkland gardens. Discount off normal accommodation prices upon presentation of the Guide to the Inn.

On Highland Lakes Road, just 2.8km from the Deloraine bridge. Spacious accommodation with queen size bed, microwave, TV, tea and coffee + delicious home made treats, BBQ facilities.

Delightful S/C 3 bedroom Victorian Cottage in a half acre of English style gardens, modern conveniences, warm & cosy, old world charm. Quiet area. Walking distance to shops & restaurants.

Fitzpatricks Inn 56 Meander Valley Road Westbury P 03 63931153 www.fitzpatricksinn.com.au info@fitzpatricksinn.com.au

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WESTBURY

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Westbury Lavender Cottage 131 King Street Westbury M 0412 322 729 www.lavendercottage.com.au info@lavendercottage.com.au

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Barra Farm B&B

Undercover parking. Peace and tranquillity assured. Please phone Jan or Martin on 03 6362 2781 or 0409 110 153

34 14 Parsonage Street Deloraine P 03 6362 4722 M 0416 182 543

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From city resort to country cottage, cosy bed and breakfast to caravan park, there’s a friendly face to welcome you at the end of the day. Country folk at heart, we welcome visitors and go the extra mile to make your stay memorable! The Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre can help with your accommodation requirements and is open 9 to 5 daily. Online booking facilities are available through our website, www. greatwesterntiers.net.au. For phone assistance, call 6362 5280. Or call in for a chat with the friendly volunteers and staff at the Visitor Centre in Deloraine – they will be happy to help!

Built from locally quarried bluestone around 1860 the Grain Store has been lovingly restored to a luxurious contemporary B&B. Rooms are from $150 per night with king, queen and single beds all with elegant ensuites. A hot breakfast (and great espresso) is included in your stay and discounts apply for multiple nights. Enjoy the use of our movie room. www.bluestonegrainstore.com.au

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Bonney’s Inn Colonial B&B Centrally located in Deloraine, directly opposite the Meander River. Enjoy the charming 1830s coaching inn, with queen ensuite rooms and a wonderful included full breakfast. Relax in the garden or in the guest lounge in front of the cosy fireplace with a free port. Stroll across the road to enjoy beautiful riverside walks. 19 West Parade Deloraine P 03 6362 2974 www.bonneys-inn.com boninn@tassie.net.au

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MOLE CREEK

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Private, selfcontained, comfortable get-away with majestic views of the Great Western TIers.  All amenities for couples or families from $120 per night.

The Bush Inn is a cosy country pub, built in 1856. Offering meals, accommodation, bottleshop with extensive local Bush Inn variety. A great place to relax and 7/9 Meander Valley Road Deloraine P 03 6362 2365 meet up. www.bushinn.com.au p.sheehan@hotkey.net.au

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56 Miles Road Mole Creek P 03 6363 1424  M 0409 020 415 www.engadinecottage.com info@engadinecottage.com.au

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Mole Creek Guest House

& Laurelberry Restaurant Ph 6363 1399 www.molecreekgh.com.au

DELORAINE 1/Bowerbank Mill B&B (1853)—exceptional heritage Cottages & Suites. Sleeps 18. 2/Deloraine Holiday Retreat—expansive & comfortable with superb outlook. Sleeps 8. 3/Deloraine 60’s Cottage—newly renovated, quirky & cosy. Sleeps 6. Three different styles & eras, offering the same high standard in décor, hospitality & comfort. All have lovely gardens & stunning views; some full kitchens. Included: gourmet breakfasts with local home produce; flat screen TVs & more. Multiple night discounts.

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LIAWENEE Cosy, hostel-style accommodation for up to 20 adults, adjacent to Tasmania’s Great Lake. Your ideal accommodation choice for a true alpine experience.

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Tiger Hut 9239 Highlands Lake Road Liawenee P 03 6259 8148 M 0437 598 148

MOLE CREEK

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• 20 powered sites • 30 unpowered sites • onsite cabin • onsite manager • laundry • onsite kitchen Mole Creek Caravan • wi-fi access Park on Sassafras Creek • dog friendly • open fires 2 Union Bridge Road Mole Creek allowed - wood P 03 6363 1150  supplied www.molecreek.net.au

Engadine Cottage

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Fully selfcontained two bedroom cottages, Situated on 120ha of farmland and only 3 minutes walking distance Tiers Cottages from the heart 54 Meander Valley Road Deloraine of Deloraine’s shopping, cultural P 03 6362 4500 F 03 6362 3011 and art precinct. www.tierscottages.com.au tierscottages@bigpond.com

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Spacious ensuite B & B accommodation in an idyllic setting, featuring warm hospitality, reasonable Mole Creek Lodge B & B tariff, delicious 484 Caveside Road Mole Creek breakfasts and P 03 6367 8227  M 0428 661 296 luscious views! www.molecreekbedandbreakfast.com stay@molecreekbedandbreakfast.com

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Meander Valley, which encompasses the Great Western Tiers touring region, is a wonderful, safe place to live and raise a family in an urban, village or rural environment – all within easy reach of the major regional facilities of Launceston, the largest city in northern Tasmania. Shops service towns large and small throughout the valley and families are well catered for with eight primary schools and four secondary schools, as well as a range of tertiary education facilities close at hand in Launceston. There are hospitals at Deloraine and Launceston, and medical centres at Deloraine and Westbury.

Within the valley, and also in neighbouring Launceston and Devonport, large and small commercial, hospitality, agricultural and industrial enterprises offer excellent employment prospects to locals. There’s housing to suit every taste and, as an added bonus, a median house price of just $297,500 means a home owner selling property in Melbourne or Sydney can expect to pocket over half the proceeds when they buy in the Meander Valley. Investors looking for commercial, agricultural or industrial property reap similar rewards by moving to Meander Valley. To find out more, visit www.meander.tas.gov.au

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Living the good life – in the Meander Valley

DELORAINE First National Real Estate Deloraine is looking forward to helping you achieve your dreams whether First National selling, buying or 60 Emu Bay Road Deloraine renting. P 03 6362 3570 www.delorainerealestate.com.au mail@delorainerealestate.com.au

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DELORAINE

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KVP Multimedia Services Based in Westbury M 0417 776 566 www.tasmaniaphotos.com photoguy_tas@hotmail.com

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Thinking of investing in the Meander Meander Valley? Valley Business MVEC is your Enterprise one-stop shop Centre for free or low cost professional business advice 1st Floor 62-64 Emu Bay Rd Deloraine and/or business P 03 6362 3456 M 0419 623 455 mentoring. www.mvec.com.au mvecinc@bigpond.net.au

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Useful information

Chudleigh

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Deloraine

Elizabeth Town

Westbury

25 (21)

17 (15)

Deloraine

41 (37)

33 (31)

16 (16)

Mole Creek

76 (57)

68 (51)

51 (36)

25 (20)

Launceston

15 (13)

23 (19)

40 (34)

56 (50)

91 (70)

Devonport

97 (87)

85 (81)

68 (61)

52 (45)

87 (65)

Cradle Mountain

149 (132)

141 (126)

124 (111)

108 (95)

73 (75)

Burnie

139 (103)

131 (97)

114 (82)

98 (66)

133 (86)

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Golden Valley •

Hadspen

Hagley

Meander

Mole Creek

Prospect Vale

Westbury

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Distance in km and, in brackets, time in minutes

Hadspen Carrick

8 (6)

Coles Bay/Freycinet

162 (108)

170 (114)

187 (129)

203 (145)

238 (165)

Stanley

212 (162)

204 (156)

187 (141)

171 (125)

206 (145)

Strahan

278 (280)

270 (274)

253 (259)

237 (243)

202 (223)

Hobart

152 (133)

160 (139)

177 (154)

193 (170)

228 (190)

Note: Tasmanian wildlife is most active at night; please drive with caution from dusk until dawn.

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Visitor Information

Post Office

Mole Creek

Medical

Deloraine

Police

Westbury

Internet

Carrick

Carrick

Picnic area/BBQ

Hadspen

Toilets

Hotel/bottleshop

Travel times

EFTPOS/ATM*

Grocery store

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Motorhome parking

Dine/takeaway

Caravan park

Diesel

Accommodation

Fuel

Bracknell

Images Images courtesy of Dan Fellow (www.tasmania photos.com), Carol Haberle (www.haberle photocards.com), Meander Valley Council, Rob Burnett, Nick Mallett, K Judd, Kevin Eng, Michelle Battelley, Androo Kelly, John Boxer, Paul Flood, Brenda Bourne, and advertisers.

Every endeavour has been made to ensure that details are correct at time of printing (August 2011) but Great Western Tiers Tourism Association can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy or misdescription contained in this guide as a result of information supplied, nor for subsequent change or withdrawal of prices, details or services shown.

Services

*May only be open during business hours

Acknowledgments This holiday guide produced and published by the Great Western Tiers Tourism Association with the generous support of Meander Valley Council. If you would like additional copies of the guide, please contact Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre on 03 6362 5280.

Local knowledge and bookings: For up-to-date opening times, local knowledge and bookings, contact the Great Western Tiers Visitor Information Centre located at 98-100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine. Phone (03) 6362 5280.

Emergency contacts: Police/Fire/Ambulance Phone 000 or 112 from mobile Non-urgent Police calls: Phone 131 444 Launceston General Hospital: Phone (03) 6348 7111 Deloraine District Hospital: Phone (03) 6362 2495 Meander Valley Community Radio For local news and information, tune to 96.9 FM Recreational fishing: General and licensing information www.ifs.tas. gov.au Motorhome Dump Station: Racecourse Rd, Deloraine

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Business name 41 Degrees South Salmon & Ginseng Farm Barra Farm B & B Blackwood Park Cottages Blakes Manor Bluestone Grainstore B & B Bonneys Inn Bowerbank Mill Cluan Homestead Deloraine Creative Studios Deloraine Deli Deloraine Highview Lodge Backpackers Deloraine Holiday Home Deloraine Hotel Drumreagh Cabins Elizabeth Town Bakery Engadine Cottage Entally House Country Club Tasmania Ferndale Guest Cottage Fitzpatricks Inn Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre/Yarns John Temple Gallery KT's Café Marakoopa Café Meander Valley Enterprise Centre Melita Honey Farm Mole Creek Caves Mole Creek Guest House & Café Mole Creek Lodge B & B Mountain View Country Inn Pearns Steamworld Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery Tasmania Pure The Alpaca Shoppe Three Willows Vineyard Tier View Twin Cottages Tiers Cottages Tiger Hut Westbury Lavender Cottage Wholesome House

Address 323 Montana Road

Town Deloraine

Phone (03) 6362 4130

Mobile

Business Type Attraction

14634 Highland Lakes Rd 445 Mersey Hill Road 18 West Goderich Street 14 Parsonage Street 19 West Parade 4455 Meander Valley Rd 462 Cluan Road 59-61 Emu Bay Road 36 Emu Bay Road 8 Blake Street

Deloraine Mole Creek Deloraine Deloraine Deloraine Deloraine Westbury Deloraine Deloraine Deloraine

6362 2781 6363 1208 6362 4724 6362 4722 6362 2974 6362 2628 6393 1549 6362 4455 6362 2127 6362 2996

0409 110 153

Accommodation Accommodation Accommodation Accommodation Accommodation Accommodation Accommodation Attraction Food Accommodation

53 West Goderich St Emu Bay Road 175 River Road 5783 Bass Highway Miles Road 782 Meander Valley Rd Country Club Avenue 19 McNeill Street 56 Meander Valley Rd 100 Emu Bay Road

Deloraine Deloraine Deloraine Elizabeth Town Mole Creek Hadspen Prospect Vale Mole Creek Westbury Deloraine

6362 4598 6362 2022 6362 4492 6368 1350 6363 1424 6393 6201 1800 420 555 6363 1400 6393 1153 6362 5280

0409 241 936

103 Meander Valley Hwy 15 Meander Valley Road 186 Mayberry Road 62 Emu Bay Road

Westbury Deloraine Mole Creek Deloraine

6393 1666 6362 3150 6363 5033 6362 3456

39 Sorell Street 330 Mayberry Road 100 Pioneer Drive

Chudleigh Mole Creek Mole Creek

6363 6160 6363 5182 6363 1399

484 Caveside Road 144 Emu Bay Road 65 Meander Valley Rd 8 Church Street

Mole Creek Deloraine Westbury Carrick

6367 8227 6362 2633 6393 1414 6393 6440

95 Montana Road 59-61 Emu Bay Road 46 Montana Road 138 Emu Bay Road 54 Meander Valley Rd 9239 Highlands Lake Rd 131 King Street 66 Emu Bay Road

Deloraine Deloraine Deloraine Deloraine Deloraine Liawenee Westbury Deloraine

6362 4062 6362 2478 6362 2377 6362 4500 6259 8167 6362 3551

0421 029 473 0416 182 543

0447 661 675

Accommodation Food/Accommodation 0407 084 988 Accommodation 0419 000 609 Food 0409 020 415 Accommodation Attraction Attraction/Accommodation Accommodation Accommodation/Food Information/Attraction

0429 623 355 0419 623 455

Attraction Food Food Business Attraction Attraction Accommodation/Food

0428 661 296

0457 198 753 0438 507 069

0437 598 148 0412 322 729

Accommodation Accommodation/Food Attraction Attraction Food Attraction Winery Accommodation Accommodation Accommodation Accommodation Food

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caring for visitors to the Great Western Tiers

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BURNIE ULVERSTONE DEVONPORT Sheffield

CRADLE MOUNTAIN

LAUNCESTON

Elizabeth Town Prospect Vale King Solomons Deloraine Cave Chudleigh Hadspen Westbury Hagley Carrick Mole Creek Marakoopa Cave Bracknell Meander Liffey Falls WALLS OF JERUSALEM NATIONAL PARK

Great Lake


Great Western Tiers Holiday Guide 2011/12