Deloraine Tourism & Travel
Situated on the Meander River, some 200kms north of Hobart and 50kms west of Launceston, Deloraine is the rural centre and artistic hub of the Central North region of Tasmania. Deloraine is comprised of historic buildings with endless galleries and quaint shops adding to the towns remarkable charm. The Tasmanian Craft Fair truly reflects Deloraines embracement of all things arty and crafty. Abundant natural attractions surround the area, including the beautiful Liffy Falls and Mole Creek Karst National Park. In the municipality of the Meander Valley Council, Deloraine has a population of 2,032 souls.
An endless array of art and craft is displayed year-round at the many local galleries. The Yarns Artwork is a spectacular sight, reflecting the seasons in the Great Western Tiers of Tasmania.
The historic Deloraine Folk Museum is another major attraction, showcasing the life of a country publican and his family.
Other than a great game of golf, the Deloraine Golf Course offers stunning views of the nearby mountain, Quamby Bluff and the Great Western Tiers mountain range.
The Deloraine town centre is the locality of many antique, art, second-hand shops, and galleries, many of which are situated on Emu Bay Rd.
The Tasmanian Craft Fair
The Tasmanian Craft Fair is held over four days and attracts tens of thousands of people every year. Australias biggest working craft fair is comprised of more than 200 exhibitors and visitors are able to attend various craft workshops and demonstrations, converse with the creators of fine silkscreen paintings, woodcarvings, lead lights, hand-blown glassware, and much more.
Deloraine - Near by
One of Tasmanias most popular waterfalls, Liffey Falls and surrounding rainforest is located29kms south of Deloraine in Liffey Falls State Reserve. Other nearby waterfalls and accompanying forest walking trails include Lobster Falls and Meander Falls, and the Meander River boasts excellent trout fishing.
Also nearby is Stephens Honey, offering Tasmanias internationally renowned leatherwood honey, and providing further culinary delights is the award-winning Ashgrove Farm Cheeses, situated just 10kms north of Deloraine.
National Park Mole Creek Karst
Set amongst the forest of the Western Tiers, The Mole Creek Karst National Park is just under 35kms west of Deloraine. The National Park is famous for its fascinating caves such as the visually spectacular Marakoopa and King Solomons Cave.
The region was explored in 1823 by Captain Roland who was searching for agricultural land. The township of Deloraine, named after a character in a poem by Sir Walter Scott, was established on the Meander River. In the early 1870s, the first rail link was established between Launceston and Deloraine.
Now a major agricultural centre, Deloraine is comprised of a large number of farms throughout the area.