Beaconsfield township on the western side of the Tamar River, was once Tasmania’s richest gold town. The Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre is an informative and interactive historical display for people of all ages. There’s also the possibility to reflect on the 2006 mining disaster when two miners were trapped underground for a terrifying 14 days before being rescued. For enquiries please visit www.beaconsfieldheritage.com.au
A unique and historical precinct situated at the entry of the Tamar River in Northern Tasmania just 40 minutes drive from Launceston, Australia. Dating back to 1805, the Low Head Conservation Area is the oldest Pilot and Signal Station in Australia and has run continuously since 1833. Offering a diverse range of 19th century buildings overlooking Bass Strait, this charming precinct is a haven of tranquillity and serenity surrounded by pristine beaches and magnificent views. For more information please visit www.lowheadpilotstation.com
Cataract Gorge Reserve is one of Launceston’s finest natural highlights. With its suspension foot bridge, chairlift, restaurant, swimming pool
and rolling green lawns makes for a beautiful picnic spot. Mostly a small amount of gently flowing water works its way through the Gorge, however when both the North and South Esk Rivers are in flood it can be a roaring torrent of water – the last witnessed in June 2017.
Liffey Falls State Reserve is nestled in the cool temperate rainforest of the Great Western Tiers mountain range. With four sets of stunning falls that can be viewed from the observation decks and a lovely 45-minute return walking path make it an attraction not to be missed. A charming picnic spot with birdlife and fresh Tasmanian mountain air.
There are fifteen unique artwork sculptures which present an outstanding collection for the art enthusiast or for those not remotely interested in art will still find them fascinating. Seven of the sculptures are set in the parklands of Deloraine along each side of the Meander River.
The eight others are in key regional attractions such as Liffey Falls, Mole Creek Caves, Meander Falls, Alum Cliffs, and Devils Gullet.
Well worth the drive and visit.
With a strange name like Devils Gullet one wonders what its all about, but it is truly a stunning lookout platform overhanging sheer cliff face, with views to Cradle Mountain across the huge chasm of Fisher River valley and a site not to be missed. About a 30 minute return walk to view spectacular Alpine vistas. Approx 35 Kilometres from Mole Creek parts of gravel road to get there but breathtaking scenery
If you’re after some exhilarating trails, then the Blue Derby trails is the place for all mountain bike enthusiasts. Located in temperate rainforest the Blue Derby Mountain Bike trails encompass some of the most stunning landscapes and picturesque scenery along the many paths and trails. For an awesome experience you can’t go past. Located 30 kilometres east of Scottsdale.