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Bells Parade Reserve

Picturesque Bell’s Parade is situated on the Latrobe inlet of the Mersey River. It is named after Robert Bell, who with his half brother Henry Bentinck constructed a wharf and a store on the site in 1855. From the 1880’s it was the main port on the river, becoming northern Tasmania’s second major trading port[…] Read More

Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk

The Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk is a military memorial at Latrobe, North West Tasmania. Latrobe is a ten-minute drive south-east of Devonport (9 km). The Walkway begins in Latrobe’s main street, where you can see the Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean Memorial, commemorating the courage and sacrifice of this young seaman. Born near Latrobe[…] Read More

Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden is a stunning garden in north-west Tasmania. The 11-hectare garden is located 8km south of Burnie, off the Ridgley Highway and features over 23,000 selected rhododendrons and companion plants, creating a spectacular display between late August and January. Colourful foliage in April makes it a good time to visit too.[…] Read More

Henry Somerset Orchid Reserve

Australia’s only orchid reserve, this site is renowned for the diversity of native terrestrial orchids. Some of the orchids are listed as rare and endangered species. Some are not only endemic to the state of Tasmania, but to the local area. Take Railton Rd (B13) about 5 minutes’ drive south from Latrobe. The walk takes[…] Read More

Hogarth Falls

One of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks, this walk starts at the top of Peoples Park in Strahan and is a gentle, meandering stroll through sweet-smelling bush to a delightful waterfall. Local schoolchildren share their connections with the place on interpretive signs along the way. For a pleasant, more extended walk, leave the car in[…] Read More

Home Hill

Now owned and operated by the National Trust, Home Hill was the family home of Tasmania’s only Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons, his wife Dame Enid Lyons – the first woman elected to Australia’s federal parliament – and their 12 children. Built for the family in 1916, it became their haven from public life and remains[…] Read More

Kaydale Lodge Gardens

Kaydale Lodge Gardens is an amazing two-hectare garden and is open daily 0900 till sunset. Wander through the garden, enjoy morning/afternoon teas and light lunches. The Lodge also features country-house accommodation with old-style farm hospitality. The garden has been a family obsession for two generations and continues to grow and expand. Enjoy the visual delights[…] Read More

Pegarah Private Nature Reserve & Parenna Place

In 2001, a national conservation restrictive covenant was entered into to ensure ‘protection in perpetuity’, and proclaimed this 100 acres – Pegarah Private Nature Reserve. It offers an extensive network of comfortable walking tracks through aged, intact, towering Blackwood and Eucalyptus forests, creek and giant man fern rainforest landscapes and King Island scrub complex with[…] Read More

Quiet Cone Latrobe – The

The Quiet Cone, located in Latrobe on Tasmania’s beautiful north-west coast offers an incredible experience. Shape, sound and scent and a combination of ancient knowledge in a modern setting create a new level of serenity and quietness. Your unique experience begins when you enter a giant cone shaped structure designed to offer comfort, resonance and[…] Read More

Richard Gutteridge Gardens

A great place to relax, recharge and rejuvenate, Richard Gutteridge Gardens is a beautifully maintained and picturesque open garden set alongside the Inglis River estuary, incorporating the Wynyard Wharf area. The garden and wharf pathways are perfect for walking and cycling, and there are plenty of seating areas to enjoy a picnic lunch or scrumptious[…] Read More