Tasmania - Cradle Country

Experience the variety of Tasmania's landscapes, from the north coast's patchwork agricultural hinterland to Cradle Mountain on the edge of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area.

Guide courtesy of Tourism Tasmania

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Tasmania - Cradle Country

Warrawee Forest Reserve

At the nearby Warrawee Forest Reserve, spot a platypus from the viewing platform or join a guided tour and learn about this unique, flat-billed creature.

Warrawee Forest Reserve
Warrawee Forest Reserve
Latrobe TAS 7307, Australia

Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe

Try fresh fruit produce at the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm.

Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe
Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe
9 Christmas Hills Rd, Elizabeth Town TAS 7304, Australia

Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm

You can sample traditional English country cheeses such as Cheddar and Lancashire at Ashgrove Cheese.

Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm
6173 Bass Hwy, Elizabeth Town TAS 7304, Australia

Elizabeth Town

From Latrobe, drive 30 minutes to Elizabeth Town.

Elizabeth Town
Elizabeth Town
Elizabeth Town TAS 7304, Australia

Australian Axemans Hall of Fame

Latrobe is the birthplace of competitive wood chopping. Visit the Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, a tribute to this chopping heritage.

Australian Axemans Hall of Fame
Australian Axemans Hall of Fame
1 Bells Parade, Latrobe TAS 7307, Australia

Reliquaire

From Devonport, drive south to Latrobe and walk its historic streetscapes where treasures can be uncovered in its many antique stores. Reliquaire, once a hotel, is now a mind-bogglingly massive gift and toy shop where more than 20 rooms burst with everything from dolls to telescopes to puppets to homemade fudge.

Reliquaire
Reliquaire
139 Gilbert St, Latrobe TAS 7307, Australia

BASS STRAIT MARITIME CENTRE

In Devonport, walk along foreshore track to the Devonport Maritime Museum and Tiagarra Aboriginal Centre.

BASS STRAIT MARITIME CENTRE
BASS STRAIT MARITIME CENTRE
6 Gloucester Ave, Devonport TAS 7310, Australia

Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Museum (open for group tours by appointment)

Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Museum (open for group tours by appointment)
Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Museum (open for group tours by appointment)
1 Bluff Access Rd, Devonport TAS 7310, Australia

Sheffield

From Latrobe, drive to Sheffield, the gateway to Cradle Mountain and known as the town of murals - with its social history depicted in more than 40 extensive outdoor murals on the walls of shops and public buildings.

Sheffield
Sheffield
Sheffield TAS 7306, Australia

Dove Lake Circuit

Spend the morning exploring one of Tasmania's most beautiful walking tracks: the 6 km Dove Lake Circuit. It's a leisurely stroll, so the toughest part will be trying to peel your eyes away from the craggy Cradle Mountain skyline.

Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Cct, Cradle Mountain TAS 7306, Australia

Cradle Mountain Hotel

Alternatively, choose your own dinner from the seasonal buffet at the bustling Quoll's Restaurant at Cradle Mountain Hotel, part of the amazing Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.

Cradle Mountain Hotel
Cradle Mountain Hotel
3718 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain TAS 7310, Australia

Railton

Nearby at Railton is an impressive display of topiary plants.

Railton
Railton
Railton TAS 7305, Australia

Tasmazia & The Village Of Lower Crackpot

From Sheffield, visit Promised Land (it's rally called that!) and visit Tasmazia, the world's largest complex of winding mazes with eight individual mazes to conquer - and the Village of Lower Crackpot, a miniature village hidden deep inside the hedges.

Tasmazia & The Village Of Lower Crackpot
Tasmazia & The Village Of Lower Crackpot
500 Staverton Rd, Promised Land TAS 7306, Australia

Devils@Cradle

At 5.30 pm, "Dine with the Devil" on a Tasmanian devil feeding tour with devils@Cradle. You'll need to book to not miss out on this close up tour with canapes and drinks, and a two-course dinner.

Devils@Cradle
Devils@Cradle
Devils at Cradle, 3950 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain TAS 7306, Australia

Wilmot

Wilmot has an extensive collection of innovative and humorous letterboxes.

Wilmot
Wilmot
Wilmot TAS 7310, Australia

Enchanted Walk

Starting at Cradle Mountain Lodge walk the 20 minute Enchanted Walk loop that winds leisurely through the button-grass plains alongside the Pencil Pine River.

Enchanted Walk
Enchanted Walk
Enchanted Walk, Cradle Mountain TAS 7306, Australia

Cradle Mountain

Continue on to Cradle Mountain - although there's no township, there's a range of accommodation.

Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain TAS 7306, Australia

Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery

Visit the nearby Wilderness Gallery with its ever-changing array of environmental photography. The building is actually a series of interlinked galleries built around an enclosed native garden.

Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery
Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery
3718 Cradle Mountain Rd, Cradle Mountain TAS 7306, Australia

Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

On the approach road look out for the Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens, at their best in spring but also spectacular throughout summer and autumn.

Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
55 Breffny Rd, Romaine TAS 7320, Australia

Burnie

Continue on to Burnie, the main commercial centre of the region.

Burnie
Burnie
Burnie TAS 7320, Australia

Makers' Workshop

In Burnie, visit the Makers Workshop - part contemporary museum, part arts centre - where you can meet the makers. You'll find paper making, cheese making, whisky making, ceramics, textiles, glass, print makers, painters, sculptors and lots more. Have a chat about what they're making or see their objects for sale in the gift shop.

Makers' Workshop
Makers' Workshop
2 Bass Hwy, Burnie TAS 7320, Australia

Waratah

Continuing on from Cradle Mountain, stop at the town of Waratah, 4 km off the main highway and once the richest tin mine in the world. Famous for its local wildflowers, the town also has a gorge and waterfall in its main street.

Waratah
Waratah
Waratah TAS 7321, Australia

Waratah

Take a walk to the floor of the gorge and explore a derelict hydro power station.

Waratah
Waratah
Waratah TAS 7321, Australia

Leven Canyon

Leven Canyon
Leven Canyon
Ulverstone TAS 7315, Australia

Gunns Plains Caves

You can perhaps detour into the hinterland to visit Gunn's Plains Caves and Leven Canyon.

Gunns Plains Caves
Gunns Plains Caves
Gunns Plains Cave State Reserve, 46 Caves Road, Gunns Plains TAS 7315, Australia

Devonport

For the remainder of the drive back to Devonport, follow the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail and discover some of the finest produce Tasmania's beautiful, bountiful North West region has to offer.

Devonport
Devonport
Devonport TAS 7310, Australia

Penguin

If retuning to Devonport along the Great Nature Trail touring route, follow the scenic coast road and stop and say hello to the big penguin - at Penguin.

Penguin
Penguin
Penguin TAS 7316, Australia

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